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What is Hosting?

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As its name signifies, hosting is a service, which involves hosting online content. There are various forms and types of hosting, based on the purpose and on the objectives. Still, they all involve hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible through the Internet. A host is in fact a web server that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its own personal IP address, which allows people to access it via the Internet. The server's architecture and its system resources are subject to the kind of hosting solution it's going to be used for.

What are the different forms of hosting?

Based on the purpose, the professional web hosting solution may be:

File Storage Hosting - this form of hosting permits the clients to save their files on a specific web server. With the conventional file storage web hosting service, the files that are accommodated may only be accessed by the user that's availing of the service. This web hosting solution mainly applies to backups of PCs , docs, private files and even other hosting servers. This service may also involve given limits when it comes to the disk space and the root privileges. There may also be web traffic limits, but that depends on the actual service provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting service is very similar to the previous web hosting service form. Nevertheless, in contrast with the file web hosting service, the warez web hosting service is utilized for transmitting copyrighted content without being given the OK to do so by the licence proprietor. To put it briefly - it involves the illegal dissemination of files and docs. There are many ways for this to be attained, but the two essential methods are - through simple Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first method involves either a given web site, or, most often, simply a directory on a web hosting server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thus download licensed docs free of cost. The second way involves a P2P connection, using the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users transfer files between each other. There are not many web hosting suppliers that permit that form of web hosting on their web servers, chiefly because of all the legal troubles that it involves. Generally such web portals are hosted on private dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by third-party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Email Hosting - this solution is applicable with both shared web hosting and dedicated web servers, based on the customer's desire. If you would like to launch your very own personal SMTP server, then you will need either a private virtual web server or a dedicated server that provides the level of access needed to accomplish such a task. For typical mail hosting purposes, however, you can create an ordinary shared hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's very popular, since the website hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by two different servers, usually owned by separate hosting providers.

Hosting - the most widespread and vastly used hosting service nowadays. It's used for hosting web site files, whose sort is dependent on the Operating System the web hosting server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files demand specific server OSs, or else they won't be exhibited properly on the World Wide Web. This kind of hosting may involve server storage and traffic limitations, server root access and CPU usage limitations.

Depending on the purpose and on the objectives, the client should choose the sort of hosting server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the web hosting supplier that's going to provide it. There are different sorts of web hosting servers, depending on the specifications and the website hosting services that they offer. These are:

Shared Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server provides a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, is manifested in the cost of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small size and medium sized web pages, which do not need vast amounts of disk storage and web traffic.

Semi-dedicated Servers - they operate on the same principle as the shared web hosting servers. In spite of that, there are much less users hosted on the same hosting server. Hence, each of them will get a larger share of the web hosting server's resources like RAM, server storage space, web traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting big online portals that do not require root-level access.

VPS are ideal for middle scale web portals, which do require root access to the web hosting server's configuration files. Traditionally, there are a number of private virtual web hosting server accounts accommodated on the same machine. However, each of them is isolated from the others and runs its own OS.

Dedicated Server - a fully dedicated hosting server configured and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees a colossal amount of system resources. It also gives root-level access, which renders it an ideal solution for any sort of web page that demands a website hosting service.

The sole question that's left is:

Which website hosting supplier should I pick?

As already stated, there are not many hosting companies offering warez web hosting solutions because of judicial predicaments. Such hosting providers are being shut down almost every month. That is why, if you wish to create such a service, you should do it on your very own computer. The shared website hosting service is the most widespread kind of hosting service. So, each and every web hosting firm offers it. Not all of them, though, offer solutions such as Virtual Private Servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the small sized website hosting vendors do not have the resources demanded for maintaining those services. You can effortlessly identify such companies by the types of solutions that they are offering and by the manner in which they present them to the clients. For example, some hosts allow you to kick off with a small sized website hosting plan and subsequently shift to a more advanced one, if you consider it mandatory to do so. This is quite convenient, since you do not have to relocate web pages between web hosting servers and there is no possibility of facing service downtime because of all the predicaments that may take place.

We, at Web iCloud Hosting provide all sorts of solutions and possess the adequate server resources and staff to guarantee that their clients will not come across any troubles when swapping services, which is what a top hosting vendor is actually all about.

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