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What Precisely is Shared Hosting?
As its name denotes, shared hosting is a solution, which involves hosting web content. There are various forms and kinds of web hosting, depending on the aims and on the objectives. Nonetheless, they all are related to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible throughout the World Wide Web. A web host is actually a server that is connected to the Internet and has its very own IP address, which permits people to have access to it via the Internet. The web server's configuration and its limitations are determined by the sort of hosting solution it's going to be utilized for.
What are the different types of hosting?
Depending on the function, the hosting service may be:
File Storage Hosting - this type of hosting allows the clients to stash their files on a specific hosting server. With the normal file storage hosting service, the files that are accommodated may only be accessed by the individual that's availing of the service. This hosting service traditionally applies to backups of PCs , documents, private files and even other hosting servers. This solution may also impose given limits when it comes to the data storage space and the root access. There may also be bandwidth limitations, but that is dependent on the particular web hosting service provider.
Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is resembling the previous web hosting service type. In spite of that, in contrast with the file storage hosting solution, the warez web hosting service is used for disseminating patented work without the permission of the licence proprietor. In short - it involves the illicit propagation of files and materials. There are multiple methods for this to be accomplished, but the two essential methods are - through plain HTTP downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first way involves either a particular website, or, most often, simply a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thereby download licensed documents free of charge. The second method entails a P2P connection, making use of the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users exchange files between each other. There are a few website hosting suppliers that permit that form of web hosting on their hosting servers, mostly due to all the legal complications that it involves. Usually such web pages are hosted on private dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by third-party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Email Web Hosting - this service is used with both shared web hosting and dedicated servers, depending on the user's desire. If you desire to launch your very own private SMTP electronic mail server, then you will require either a private virtual hosting server or a dedicated hosting server that provides the level of access required to complete such an operation. For standard e-mail web hosting ends, though, you can create a normal shared web 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 web hosting and the email hosting services are being served by 2 different servers, often owned by different firms.
Shared Hosting - the most widely spread and universally used hosting service as of now. It's used for hosting web site files, whose kind is determined by the Operating System the hosting server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different types of files need specific web hosting server OSs, or else they won't be exhibited correctly on the World Wide Web. This form of hosting may contain web storage space and traffic quota limitations, server root access and central processing unit usage limitations.
Based on the purpose and on the functions, the user should choose the type of web server that he requires for his work, and, of course, the website hosting provider that's going to supply it. There are several sorts of web hosting servers, depending on the specifications and the web hosting services that they offer. These are:
Shared Hosting Server - a shared website hosting server offers a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small size and medium scale online portals, which do not demand enormous quotas of storage space and traffic.
Semi-dedicated Servers - they work on the same principle as the shared web servers. Still, there are much fewer clients sharing the same web hosting server. For that reason, each of them will enjoy a greater share of the web server's resources like RAM, server space, web traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting popular web portals that do not demand server root access.
Virtual private servers are excellent for middle size web portals, which do require root-level access to the web server's config files. Normally, there are a number of VPS server web hosting accounts hosted on the same machine. In spite of that, each of them is isolated from the rest and has its own OS.
Dedicated Server - a fully dedicated server set up and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a great amount of system resources. It also provides complete root-level access, which renders it an ideal solution for any type of website that demands a web hosting solution.
The sole question that remains is:
Which hosting corporation should I choose?
As already stated, there are very few providers offering warez hosting solutions due to legal predicaments. Such web hosting providers are being shut down almost every month. That is why, if you would like to provide such a service, you should do it on your own personal computer. The shared website hosting service is the most famous type of hosting service. Therefore, each website hosting vendor offers it. Not all of them, however, offer solutions such as VPS hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the small scale web hosting companies do not have the resources needed for offering those solutions. You can quickly recognize such hosts by the types of services that they are offering and by the manner in which they introduce them to the customers. For example, some companies permit you to begin with a low-end website hosting package and afterwards move to a more advanced one, if you consider it necessary to do so. This is very convenient, since you do not need to move web sites between hosting servers and there is no chance of experiencing service interruptions because of all the predicaments that may appear.
We, at webmotionhosting provide all types of solutions and possess the needed server resources and personnel to ensure that their customers will not run into any complications when changing services, which is what a top hosting company is actually all about.