Description of Hosting
As its name implies, hosting is a service, which involves hosting web content. There are various forms and kinds of web hosting, depending on the purpose and on the functions. However, they all are related to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible through the World Wide Web. A host is actually a web server that is linked to the Web and has its own IP address, which enables people to have access to it via the Web. The server's architecture and its limitations depend on the kind of web hosting service it's going to be utilized for.
What are the different types of hosting?
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Depending on the mission, the business website hosting solution may be:
File Web Hosting - this type of web hosting permits the users to store their files on a specific web hosting server. With the ordinary file hosting service, the files that are stashed may only be accessed by the individual that's utilizing the service. This web hosting solution normally is associated with backups of computers , docs, private files and even other servers. This service may also have certain restrictions when it comes to the disk storage space and the root-level access. There may also be web traffic restrictions, but that depends on the actual web hosting service provider.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting service is quite similar to the previous web hosting service type. Even so, unlike the file storage web hosting solution, the warez web hosting service is utilized for distributing patented materials without the sanction of the license bearer. In brief - it is connected with the criminal transmission of files and documents. There are a lot of ways for this to be completed, but the two main ways are - via simple HTTP downloading and through P2P connections. The first method involves either a certain web portal, or, most often, simply a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thereby download proprietary documents for free. The second way entails a P2P connection, availing of the so-called Torrent web servers, via which people exchange files between each other. There are just a few website hosting vendors that permit that type of web hosting on their servers, mostly due to all the legal problems that it entails. Typically such web pages are hosted on personal dedicated hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.
E-mail Hosting - this solution is applicable with both shared web hosting and dedicated hosting servers, based on the user's wish. If you desire to establish your very own private SMTP electronic mail server, then you will need either a VPS or a dedicated server that offers the level of access needed to carry out such a task. For routine e-mail web hosting purposes, however, you can set up an ordinary shared website hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a service that's very used, because the website hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by 2 separate servers, usually belonging to different hosting providers.
Hosting - the most famous and largely utilized hosting service nowadays. It's used for hosting website files, whose kind is determined by the Operating System the web server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files need different hosting server OSs, otherwise they won't be displayed correctly on the Internet. This kind of web hosting may impose disk storage space and web traffic limits, root-level access and CPU usage restrictions.
Depending on the mission and on the usage, the client should pick the type of hosting server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the website hosting vendor that's going to furnish it. There are several sorts of web servers, based on the specs and the web hosting services that they provide. These are:
Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared website hosting server supplies a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small scale and middle size web portals, which do not demand huge quantities of server space and web traffic.
Semi-dedicated Servers - they are based on the same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Nevertheless, there are much fewer users hosted on the same web server. Because of that, each of them will obtain a larger share of the server's resources like RAM, storage space, traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting immense web portals that do not demand full root privileges.
VPS are ideal for medium scale web pages, which do demand root-level access to the server's config files. Normally, there are a bunch of virtual private web server accounts accommodated on the same physical machine. Nevertheless, each of them is isolated from the rest and runs its own OS.
Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated physical machine configured and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees a large quantity of resources. It also provides complete root access, which renders it an excellent platform for any type of site that demands a web hosting solution.
The only question that remains is:
Which web hosting firm should I opt for?
As mentioned above, there aren't many hosting providers providing warez web hosting solutions due to legal troubles. Such hosting providers are being closed down virtually every month. That is why, if you wish to establish such a service, you should do it on your own computer. The shared web hosting solution is the most popular kind of hosting service. So, each website hosting distributor offers it. Not all of them, however, offer solutions such as VPS web servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated web servers. Most of the smaller hosting vendors do not have the means demanded for offering those solutions. You can easily identify such hosts by the kinds of services that they are supplying and by the way that they present them to the clientele. For instance, certain hosting providers allow you to kick off with a small sized website hosting package and afterwards move to a more powerful one, if you find it necessary to do so. This is quite suitable, because you do not have to transmit websites between hosting servers and there is no possibility of suffering network downtime because of all the problems that may show up.
We, at Fast Cloud Server provide all kinds of services and possess the necessary hosting server resources and personnel to guarantee that their clients will not encounter any problems when changing services, which is what a top hosting vendor is actually all about.