Description of Hosting
As its name suggests, hosting is a solution, which entails hosting online content. There are various forms and types of hosting, depending on the purpose and on the functions. Nevertheless, they all are related to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible throughout the Web. A web host is in fact a hosting server that is linked to the World Wide Web and has its own personal Internet Protocol address, which allows users to gain access to it through the World Wide Web. The hosting server's configuration and its resources depend on the type of hosting solution it will be used for.
What are the different forms of web hosting?
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Depending on the usage, the web hosting service may be:
File Storage Web Hosting - this type of hosting permits the users to lodge their files on a certain web server. With the regular file storage web hosting solution, the files that are kept may only be accessed by the client that's utilizing the service. This web hosting solution typically applies to backups of personal computers , documents, private files and even other web hosting servers. This solution may also have given limitations in relation to the disk space and the root access. There may also be bandwidth quota limits, but that depends on the particular host.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting service is resembling the previous web hosting service type. Nonetheless, in contrast with the file hosting service, the warez hosting service is used for circulating patented content without being given the go-ahead by the patent bearer. In short - it entails the criminal dissemination of files and docs. There are numerous approaches for this to be executed, but the 2 essential approaches are - through plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first approach involves either a certain web portal, or, most often, just a directory on a web hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download proprietary files free of charge. The second way entails a peer-to-peer connection, using the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users share files between each other. There are a few website hosting corporations that allow such type of hosting on their servers, chiefly owing to all the judicial complications that it involves. Commonly such sites are hosted on personal dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by third-party enterprises either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Electronic Mail Hosting - this solution is used with both shared website hosting and dedicated hosting servers, based on the user's wish. If you want to launch your own personal SMTP mail server, then you will require either a Virtual Private Server or a dedicated hosting server that provides the level of access required to perform such a task. For customary e-mail web hosting ends, however, you can create a standard shared website hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's very used, because the web hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by 2 separate servers, often owned by separate web hosting providers.
Hosting - the most widespread and commonly used hosting service today. It's used for hosting website files, whose kind is dependent on the OS the web server is utilizing - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files require different server OSs, or else they won't be shown appropriately on the World Wide Web. This sort of hosting may impose data storage space and traffic limits, server root access and central processing unit usage limitations.
Based on the mission and on the objectives, the user should choose the kind of web server that he needs for his project, and, of course, the web hosting company that's going to supply it. There are several types of web hosting servers, based on the specifications and the website hosting solutions that they offer. These are:
Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server offers a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, is reflected on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small size and medium scale web portals, which do not require enormous quotas of data storage space and bandwidth.
Semi-dedicated Servers - they operate on the very same principle as the shared web servers. However, there are much fewer clients sharing the same hosting server. Therefore, each of them will have a bigger quota of the web server's resources like RAM, data storage, bandwidth and CPU. Perfect for hosting heavy websites that do not demand server root access.
VPS are excellent for medium size web pages, which do need root access to the hosting server's configuration files. Typically, there are a handful of private virtual server hosting accounts accommodated on the same server. Even so, each of them is independent from the others and has its own OS.
Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated web hosting server configured and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees a mammoth amount of resources. It also provides complete root-level access, which makes it an excellent environment for any type of online portal that necessitates a website hosting solution.
The only question that remains is:
Which web hosting supplier should I opt for?
As stated above, there are just a few web hosting companies offering warez hosting services because of judicial entanglements. Such hosting companies are being shut down practically every month. For that reason, if you want to establish such a service, you should do it on your very own computer. The shared web hosting solution is the most popular kind of hosting service. That is why, each website hosting provider offers it. Not all of them, however, provide solutions such as virtual private hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated servers. Most of the small sized web hosting distributors do not have the resources required for offering those services. You can easily recognize such companies by the sorts of services that they are providing and by the way that they present them to the customers. For example, certain hosting providers allow you to start with a small sized web hosting package and then move to a more powerful one, if you consider it compulsory to do so. This is extremely convenient, because you do not have to relocate web portals between hosting servers and there is no danger of facing network outages due to all the predicaments that may crop up.
We, at Ado Server provide all types of services and have the needed hosting server resources and personnel to guarantee that their clients will not chance upon any problems when swapping services, which is what a top hosting corporation is actually all about.