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Shared Hosting Explanation
As its name denotes, shared hosting is a solution, which involves hosting online content. There are various varieties and types of hosting, based on the aims and on the usage. However, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the Internet. A host is in fact a web hosting service that is linked to the Internet and has its own IP address, which permits users to get access to it via the Internet. The web server's configuration and its resources depend on the kind of hosting solution it will be utilized for.
What are the different types of hosting?
Based on the application, the business website hosting solution may be:
File Storage Hosting - this type of web hosting allows the clients to accommodate their files on a given web server. With the normal file storage web hosting service, the files that are hosted may only be accessed by the user that's using the service. This web hosting solution traditionally is associated with backups of computers , documents, personal files and even other web hosting servers. This service may also have given restrictions with regard to the data space and the root privileges. There may also be bandwidth quota limits, but that depends on the given host.
Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is quite similar to the previous web hosting service type. Nevertheless, in contrast with the file storage hosting service, the warez hosting solution is used for propagating patented content without being okayed by the license owner. In brief - it refers to the unauthorized circulation of files and documents. There are many approaches for this to be fulfilled, but the two main methods are - through plain HTTP downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first way involves either a certain web site, or, most often, simply a directory on a web hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download patented docs free of charge. The second way involves a peer-to-peer connection, availing of the so-called Torrent web servers, through which people transmit files between each other. There are very few hosting firms that permit that form of web hosting on their servers, mainly owing to all the legal entanglements that it entails. Usually such sites are hosted on private dedicated servers that are registered by 3rd party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Mail Web Hosting - this solution is relevant with both shared web hosting and dedicated servers, depending on the customer's wish. If you wish to run your own personal SMTP server, then you will need either a private virtual web server or a dedicated hosting server that provides the level of access required to carry out such a task. For conventional mail hosting purposes, however, you can create a simple shared hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a solution that's very used, because the website hosting and the email hosting services are being served by 2 different servers, often belonging to different hosting providers.
Shared Hosting - the most famous and widely utilized hosting service as of now. It's utilized for hosting web site files, whose kind is dependent on the OS the web server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files require different hosting server OSs, otherwise they won't be displayed correctly on the Web. This type of hosting may have data storage space and traffic quota limits, server root access and central processing unit usage limitations.
Based on the purpose and on the usage, the user should select the kind of hosting server that he requires for his work, and, of course, the website hosting vendor that's going to supply it. There are several sorts of web servers, based on the specs and the website hosting solutions that they offer. These are:
Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared web server offers a smaller quantity of resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small sized and medium online portals, which do not require huge amounts of web storage and traffic.
Semi-dedicated Hosting - they perform on the very same principle as the shared web hosting servers. However, there are much less clients hosted on the same web server. For that reason, each of them will have a larger share of the web server's resources like RAM, server storage space, web traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting big sites that do not demand root privileges.
VPS hosting are ideal for medium scale websites, which do require root access to the web server's config files. Commonly, there are a few virtual server hosting accounts accommodated on the same physical server. However, each of them is autonomous from the rest and has its own OS.
Dedicated Hosting - a completely dedicated server configured and accessed by you and solely you. It ensures an immense quantity of system resources. It also provides full root privileges, which renders it the optimal environment for any type of site that necessitates a web hosting solution.
The only question that's left is:
Which website hosting company should I choose?
As already mentioned, there are very few web hosting providers offering warez web hosting solutions because of legal problems. Such hosting companies are being closed down almost every month. For that reason, if you would like to create such a service, you should do it on your very own personal computer. The shared website hosting service is the most widely spread kind of hosting service. Therefore, each and every hosting provider provides it. Not all of them, however, provide solutions such as virtual private hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Hosting and dedicated hosting servers. Most of the smaller website hosting suppliers do not have the resources demanded for offering those services. You can easily identify such companies by the types of solutions that they are making available and by the way that they introduce them to the clientele. For example, certain hosting providers permit you to start with a small sized website hosting account and afterwards shift to a more powerful one, if you find it obligatory to do so. This is extremely suitable, since you do not have to migrate web sites between web hosting servers and there is no possibility of experiencing service outages because of all the predicaments that may take place.
We, at Economic Hosting provide all sorts of services and have the needed web hosting server resources and personnel to assure that their customers will not experience any troubles when changing services, which is what a top hosting firm is in fact all about.