Shared Web Hosting Defined
As its name hints, shared web hosting is a solution, which entails hosting web content. There are different varieties and kinds of hosting, depending on the purpose and on the usage. Even so, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the Internet. A host is actually a hosting server that is connected to the Internet and has its very own IP address, which permits users to access it via the World Wide Web. The server's architecture and its resources are determined by the type of web hosting solution it's going to be utilized for.
What are the various forms of hosting?
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Based on the usage, the business hosting solution may be:
File Storage Web Hosting - this type of web hosting permits the users to keep their files on a specific web server. With the traditional file storage hosting solution, the files that are stored may only be accessed by the user that's utilizing the service. This web hosting solution typically appertains to backups of PCs , documents, private files and even other servers. This solution may also include certain restrictions with regard to the disk storage and the root privileges. There may also be web traffic restrictions, but that is dependent on the particular hosting provider.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting service is comparable with the previous web hosting service form. Nevertheless, unlike the file hosting service, the warez hosting solution is utilized for propagating copyrighted work without being given the okay to do so by the license bearer. To cut a long story short - it entails the illegitimate dissemination of files and docs. There are multiple ways for this to be accomplished, but the 2 essential ways are - via simple Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first approach involves either a specific web page, or, most typically, simply a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download licensed content for free. The second way involves a peer-to-peer connection, using the so-called Torrent servers, via which users exchange files between each other. There are not many website hosting firms that allow such form of hosting on their hosting servers, mostly due to all the legal problems that it presupposes. Generally such sites are hosted on private dedicated web servers that are registered by 3rd party corporations either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Email Web Hosting - this solution is utilized with both shared hosting and dedicated servers, depending on the client's desire. If you desire to have your very own private SMTP server, then you will need either a Virtual Private Server or a dedicated web hosting server that provides the level of access required to perform such an assignment. For customary electronic mail web hosting purposes, though, you can use a plain shared hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a service that's widely famous, because the web hosting and the email hosting services are being served by 2 separate web servers, often owned by different web hosts.
Shared Web Hosting - the most famous and commonly utilized hosting service now. It's utilized for hosting website files, whose type is determined by the OS the web hosting server is using - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files require different web hosting server OSs, otherwise they won't be displayed correctly on the World Wide Web. This type of hosting may impose web space and web traffic limits, server root access and CPU usage limitations.
Depending on the goals and on the functions, the client should select the type of web server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the web hosting corporation that's going to supply it. There are different kinds of servers, depending on the specifications and the website hosting services that they provide. These are:
Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared website hosting server provides a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, is reflected on the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small size and medium scale sites, which do not need immense quantities of web storage space and web traffic.
Semi-dedicated Server Web Hosting - they are based on the very same principle as the shared hosting servers. Even so, there are much fewer users hosted on the same hosting server. Therefore, each of them will receive a larger share of the web hosting server's resources like RAM, web storage space, traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting enormous websites that do not demand complete root access.
VPS web hosting are excellent for medium web sites, which do demand root access to the web hosting server's configuration files. Commonly, there are a handful of Virtual Private Server hosting accounts sharing the same machine. Nevertheless, each of them is autonomous from the rest and has its own Operating System.
Dedicated Server Web Hosting - a fully dedicated hosting server set up and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a tremendous amount of system resources. It also includes root access, which makes it an excellent environment for any type of website that necessitates a website hosting service.
The sole question that remains is:
Which website hosting vendor should I opt for?
As already mentioned, there are not many web hosting companies providing warez hosting solutions due to judicial complications. Such web hosting providers are being closed down practically every month. For that reason, if you desire to run such a service, you should do it on your very own computer. The shared web hosting solution is the most famous kind of hosting service. Therefore, each website hosting vendor offers it. Not all of them, however, offer services such as VPS web hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Server Web Hosting and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the small scale web hosting corporations do not have the means required for maintaining those solutions. You can effortlessly recognize such web hosting companies by the sorts of solutions that they are supplying and by the way that they introduce them to the customers. For example, certain web hosting providers permit you to start with a low-end website hosting package and afterwards shift to a more advanced one, if you consider it compulsory to do so. This is very convenient, because you do not need to migrate sites between servers and there is no chance of suffering network outages because of all the predicaments that may show up.
We, at cloud7 offer all sorts of services and have the adequate hosting server resources and personnel to assure that their customers will not experience any hassles when changing services, which is what a top hosting corporation is actually all about.