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As its name hints, website hosting is a solution, which involves hosting web content. There are different varieties and types of website hosting, depending on the purpose and on the objectives. Still, they all are associated with hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available throughout the World Wide Web. A web host is actually a web hosting service that is connected to the Internet and has its own personal Internet Protocol address, which allows people to have access to it via the Web. The web hosting server's configuration and its system resources are determined by the type of web hosting service it will be used for.

What are the various forms of hosting?

Depending on the purpose, the web hosting solution may be:

File Storage Hosting - this type of hosting permits the users to stash their files on a certain hosting server. With the common file storage hosting service, the files that are saved may only be accessed by the client that's using the service. This hosting solution normally involves backups of personal computers , documents, private files and even other web servers. This service may also impose given limitations when it comes to the web storage and the root access. There may also be web traffic limits, but that depends on the actual web hosting provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting service is quite similar to the previous web hosting service form. Yet, unlike the file storage web hosting service, the warez hosting service is utilized for transmitting proprietary content without being given the go-ahead by the copyright holder. In short - it is related to the illegal transmission of files and documents. There are lots of methods for this to be carried out, but the 2 essential approaches are - via simple Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via P2P connections. The first one involves either a certain web portal, or, most commonly, simply a directory on a web hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thereby download copyrighted documents for free. The second way entails a P2P connection, using the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users transmit files between each other. There are not many website hosting firms that allow such type of hosting on their web hosting servers, chiefly owing to all the judicial problems that it entails. Generally such web sites are hosted on private dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party enterprises either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Email Hosting - this solution is utilized with both shared website hosting and dedicated hosting, based on the user's intention. If you desire to have your very own private SMTP email server, then you will need either a private virtual web hosting server or a dedicated web server that offers the access level needed to complete such an assignment. For conventional email hosting ends, however, you can open a simple shared website hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a service that's widely famous, since the web page hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by two separate web servers, usually belonging to different hosting providers.

Web Page Hosting - the most popular and regularly used web hosting service at present. It's utilized for hosting website files, whose sort is determined by the Operating System the server is running - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files demand specific web server Operating Systems, or else they won't be displayed appropriately on the Internet. This type of hosting may include data storage and traffic limits, server root access and central processing unit usage limitations.

Based on the goals and on the usage, the user should select the sort of server that he requires for his work, and, of course, the web space hosting provider that's going to provide it. There are various kinds of web hosting servers, depending on the specifications and the web space hosting services that they provide. These are:

Shared Hosting Servers - a shared web hosting server includes a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, is manifested in the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small size and medium size online portals, which do not demand enormous amounts of disk storage space and traffic.

Semi-dedicated Servers - they perform on the same principle as the shared web page hosting servers. Nevertheless, there are much less users hosted on the same hosting server. Because of that, each of them will enjoy a larger share of the server's resources like RAM, disk storage, web traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting big online portals that do not require full server root access.

VPS - the virtual servers are ideal for middle sized websites, which do demand root access to the web server's configuration files. Usually, there are a handful of virtual web hosting server accounts situated on the same physical machine. Nonetheless, each of them is insulated from the other ones and runs its own Operating System.

Dedicated Hosting - a completely dedicated hosting server set up and accessed by you and solely you. It ensures an enormous amount of resources. It also includes root access, which makes it the optimal platform for any type of web site that requires a website hosting solution.

The sole question that remains is:

Which website hosting company should I select?

As stated above, there are not many hosting companies offering warez web hosting services due to judicial complications. Such hosts are being shut down practically every month. That is why, if you desire to offer such a service, you should do it on your very own PC. The shared web site hosting solution is the most widespread type of hosting service. For that reason, each web hosting distributor provides it. Not all of them, however, provide solutions such as VPS web servers, semi-dedicated hosting servers and dedicated hosting servers. Most of the small sized website hosting corporations do not have the resources required for maintaining those solutions. For that reason it's always best to choose a bigger web hosting company that can provide its customers with all the services that they require. You can easily recognize such hosts by the types of services that they are making available and by the manner in which they introduce them to the clientele. For example, some hosts allow you to begin with a low-end web space hosting plan and afterwards move to a more powerful one, if you find it mandatory to do so. This is extremely suitable, since you do not have to relocate sites between web servers and there is no risk of facing outages because of all the complications that may crop up. Companies like 'Free Hostia' offer all kinds of solutions and have the adequate web hosting server resources and staff to assure that their customers will not encounter any hassles when changing services, which is what a top web hosting provider is in fact all about.

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