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Explanation of Web Hosting
As its name hints, web hosting is a service, which involves hosting online content. There are various varieties and kinds of web hosting, based on the goals and on the functions. However, they all are related to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the World Wide Web. A host is in fact a server that is linked to the Internet and has its own personal Internet Protocol address, which allows users to get access to it via the Web. The server's configuration and its resources are subject to the kind of hosting service it's going to be utilized for.
What are the different types of web hosting?
Depending on the objective, the hosting service may be:
File Web Hosting - this form of hosting enables the clients to host their files on a certain web server. With the standard file hosting service, the files that are deposited may only be accessed by the customer that's using the service. This web hosting service traditionally involves backups of PCs , docs, private files and even other web servers. This service may also include certain limits in terms of the data storage space and the root-level access. There may also be bandwidth quota limits, but that is dependent on the actual hosting service provider.
Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is comparable with the previous web hosting service form. Nevertheless, unlike the file storage web hosting solution, the warez web hosting solution is used for disseminating licensed work without being green-lighted by the license owner. To put it briefly - it entails the prohibited distribution of files and materials. There are a lot of approaches for this to be realized, but the 2 main ways are - through plain HTTP downloading and via P2P connections. The first one involves either a given web page, or, most typically, simply a directory on a server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download proprietary files free of charge. The second approach entails a peer-to-peer connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent servers, through which people exchange files between each other. There are a few web hosting corporations that allow that form of web hosting on their web hosting servers, chiefly due to all the legal complications that it presupposes. Commonly such web pages are hosted on private dedicated servers that are registered by 3rd party enterprises either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Email Hosting - this service is relevant with both shared website hosting and dedicated hosting servers, based on the client's desire. If you wish to build your very own private SMTP e-mail server, then you will need either a virtual web server or a dedicated web server that offers the access level needed to execute such a task. For standard email web hosting ends, though, you can create a standard shared website hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a service that's widely popular, since the web hosting and the email hosting services are being served by two different servers, often owned by different web hosts.
Web Hosting - the most famous and widely utilized hosting service today. It's utilized for hosting website files, whose type is determined by the OS the server is making use of - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files request concrete server Operating Systems, otherwise they won't be shown accurately on the World Wide Web. This sort of hosting may have disk storage and bandwidth quota limits, server root access and central processing unit usage restrictions.
Based on the mission and on the functions, the customer should choose the kind of web server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the website hosting firm that's going to supply it. There are various types of hosting servers, depending on the configuration and the web hosting solutions that they provide. These are:
Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared hosting server provides a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, is manifested in the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small sized and middle scale web portals, which do not demand vast quotas of data storage space and bandwidth.
Semi-dedicated Web Hosting - they operate on the same principle as the shared hosting servers. Even so, there are much fewer clients hosted on the same hosting server. Therefore, each of them will have a greater quota of the web server's resources like RAM, data storage, traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting huge web portals that do not demand root access.
VPS web hosting are excellent for medium size online portals, which do need root-level access to the web server's config files. Typically, there are a few Virtual Private Server hosting accounts situated on the same physical server. Even so, each of them is independent from the others and has its own Operating System.
Dedicated Web Hosting - a completely dedicated machine configured and accessed by you and only you. It ensures an immense quantity of system resources. It also provides full server root access, which renders it an ideal platform for any kind of site that necessitates a website hosting service.
The sole question that remains is:
Which website hosting distributor should I select?
As stated above, there are very few companies offering warez hosting services because of legal predicaments. Such web hosting providers are being closed down virtually every month. That is why, if you desire to launch such a service, you should do it on your very own computer. The shared web hosting service is the most popular type of hosting service. So, each website hosting supplier offers it. Not all of them, though, offer services such as VPS hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Web Hosting and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the small sized hosting suppliers do not have the means demanded for offering those services. You can easily ID such hosts by the types of services that they are offering and by the manner in which they present them to the customers. For example, certain hosting companies allow you to begin with a low-end web hosting plan and subsequently shift to a more advanced one, if you find it obligatory to do so. This is quite convenient, because you do not have to transfer web pages between web hosting servers and there is no risk of suffering service downtime due to all the problems that may appear.
We, at Web Host Miami provide all types of services and have the needed server resources and personnel to guarantee that their customers will not chance upon any predicaments when swapping services, which is what a top hosting provider is actually all about.