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A description of hosting

As its name suggests, web hosting is a solution, which entails hosting online content. There are various forms and types of hosting, based on the mission and on the functions. However, they all entail hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the Web. A host is actually a web hosting service that is linked to the World Wide Web and has its own personal Internet Protocol address, which enables users to gain access to it through the World Wide Web. The web hosting server's configuration and its system resources depend on the type of hosting service it will be utilized for.

What are the different forms of web hosting?

Depending on the mission, the business hosting solution may be:

File Hosting - this form of web hosting enables the clients to deposit their files on a given web server. With the normal file storage web hosting solution, the files that are kept may only be accessed by the person that's using the service. This hosting service generally applies to backups of personal computers , docs, private files and even other servers. This solution may also include certain limitations in relation to the server space and the root privileges. There may also be traffic restrictions, but that is dependent on the particular hosting provider.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is resembling the previous hosting service form. In spite of that, unlike the file hosting service, the warez hosting service is used for propagating patented materials without the permission of the licence holder. To put it briefly - it is associated with the unlawful transmission of files and materials. There are multiple ways for this to be done, but the 2 principal ways are - via simple HTTP downloading and through P2P connections. The first approach entails either a given site, or, most typically, just a directory on a server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download patented content free of cost. The second way involves a peer-to-peer connection, making use of the so-called Torrent web servers, via which people transmit files between each other. There aren't many website hosting corporations that permit that form of hosting on their hosting servers, mainly because of all the legal predicaments that it presupposes. Generally such web pages are hosted on personal dedicated hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party corporations either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Electronic Mail Web Hosting - this solution is utilized with both shared web hosting and dedicated web hosting servers, based on the customer's intention. If you desire to set up your very own personal SMTP email server, then you will need either a Virtual Private Server or a dedicated server that provides the level of access needed to complete such a procedure. For normal electronic mail hosting purposes, though, you can utilize a regular shared web site hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a service that's very famous, since the web site hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by two separate servers, often owned by separate firms.

Website Hosting - the most widely spread and commonly utilized hosting service as of today. It's used for hosting website files, whose kind is determined by the OS the hosting server is using - Linux or Windows. Different types of files necessitate specific web hosting server Operating Systems, or else they won't be shown properly on the Web. This form of hosting may involve storage space and traffic restrictions, server root access and central processing unit usage limits.

Depending on the purpose and on the usage, the user should choose the type of server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the hosting supplier that's going to furnish it. There are various kinds of hosting servers, based on the specs and the hosting services that they provide. These are:

Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared web site hosting server offers a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, reflects on the cost of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small sized and middle size web sites, which do not require huge amounts of server storage space and traffic.

Semi-Dedicated Hosting - they operate on the very same principle as the shared web space hosting servers. Yet, there are much less clients accommodated on the same web hosting server. For that reason, each of them will enjoy a bigger quota of the server's resources like RAM, server storage, traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting heavy web pages that do not demand full server root privileges.

Virtual Private Server - the virtual private hosting servers are excellent for middle scale sites, which do require root access to the web server's configuration files. Typically, there are a bunch of private virtual server web hosting accounts located on the same physical machine. Still, each of them is insulated from the other ones and has its own Operating System.

Dedicated Hosting - a completely dedicated physical machine set up and accessed by you and solely you. It ensures a vast amount of resources. It also provides complete root access, which renders it an excellent platform for any kind of website that requires a website hosting service.

The only question that remains is:

Which webspace hosting provider should I opt for?

As mentioned, there are very few companies providing warez hosting services because of legal problems. Such web hosts are being shut down virtually every month. For that reason, if you want to run such a service, you should do it on your own PC. The shared web space hosting service is the most widespread type of hosting service. So, each webspace hosting vendor provides it. Not all of them, however, offer services such as VPS servers, semi-dedicated web servers and dedicated hosting servers. Most of the small sized site hosting companies do not have the resources required for offering those solutions. Therefore it's invariably best to select a bigger web hosting company that can furnish its clients with all the services that they want. You can effortlessly recognize such web hosts by the kinds of solutions that they are supplying and by the manner in which they present them to the clients. For instance, certain hosting companies allow you to start with a smaller website hosting package and then move to a more advanced one, if you consider it obligatory to do so. This is very convenient, since you do not need to relocate sites between servers and there is no possibility of facing service disturbances because of all the problems that may take place. Web hosts like GITS Web Hosting are offering all types of solutions and have the needed hosting server resources and staff to assure that their clients will not run into any hassles when changing services, which is what a top hosting supplier is in fact all about.