What is Shared Hosting?
As its name signifies, shared hosting is a service, which involves hosting online content. There are various forms and kinds of hosting, depending on the mission and on the functions. Even so, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available throughout the Web. A web host is in fact a hosting server that is linked to the Web and has its very own IP address, which enables users to access it through the Web. The server's architecture and its limitations are subject to the kind of hosting service it's going to be utilized for.
What are the various types of web hosting?
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Depending on the function, the professional hosting solution may be:
File Hosting - this form of hosting allows the customers to accommodate their files on a given web hosting server. With the traditional file storage hosting solution, the files that are deposited may only be accessed by the customer that's utilizing the service. This hosting solution traditionally refers to backups of personal computers , documents, private files and even other hosting servers. This service may also contain certain limits with regard to the web space and the root access. There may also be traffic quota limitations, but that depends on the particular service provider.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is comparable with the previous hosting service type. Yet, unlike the file storage web hosting service, the warez hosting service is used for transmitting patented work without being given the OK to do so by the copyright possessor. To put it briefly - it is associated with the unauthorized propagation of files and docs. There are lots of ways for this to be brought about, but the two essential ways are - through simple HTTP downloading and via P2P connections. The first one entails either a given site, or, most typically, just a directory on a server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thus download patented docs free of cost. The second approach involves a P2P connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent web servers, through which people transfer files between each other. There are just a few hosting vendors that permit that type of hosting on their web servers, mostly owing to all the legal problems that it entails. Usually such web pages are hosted on private dedicated web servers that are registered by 3rd party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Electronic Mail Hosting - this solution is used with both shared web hosting and dedicated servers, based on the customer's wish. If you wish to have your very own personal SMTP e-mail server, then you will need either a virtual web hosting server or a dedicated web server that provides the level of access required to carry out such an assignment. For typical email web hosting purposes, however, you can set up a plain shared website hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain. This is not a service that's very famous, because the website hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by two separate servers, usually belonging to different hosting providers.
Shared Hosting - the most widely spread and frequently used hosting service as of now. It's utilized for hosting site files, whose kind depends on the OS the hosting server is making use of - Linux or Windows. Different types of files request concrete web hosting server Operating Systems, or else they won't be exhibited accurately on the World Wide Web. This sort of hosting may include web storage space and bandwidth quota limitations, server root access and central processing unit usage limits.
Based on the purpose and on the usage, the customer should pick the sort of web hosting server that he needs for his project, and, of course, the web hosting firm that's going to furnish it. There are different kinds of web hosting servers, based on the configuration and the web hosting solutions that they offer. These are:
Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server offers a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, is manifested in the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small size and middle sized web portals, which do not require large quotas of data storage and bandwidth.
Semi-dedicated Servers - they work on the same principle as the shared website hosting servers. Even so, there are much fewer clients hosted on the same hosting server. For that reason, each of them will enjoy a larger share of the web hosting server's resources like RAM, data storage, traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting popular websites that do not require complete root access.
Virtual private servers are perfect for medium sized web sites, which do need root-level access to the hosting server's config files. Generally, there are a handful of private virtual web server accounts hosted on the same physical server. Nonetheless, each of them is independent from the others and has its own OS.
Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated web server set up and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees a gigantic amount of system resources. It also provides complete root access, which renders it an excellent platform for any type of online portal that requires a web hosting service.
The sole question that's left is:
Which web hosting supplier should I pick?
As already mentioned, there are not many hosting companies providing warez hosting services due to legal complications. Such providers are being closed down virtually every month. Therefore, if you would like to offer such a service, you should do it on your own personal computer. The shared hosting solution is the most popular type of hosting service. Therefore, each hosting vendor provides it. Not all of them, though, provide services such as VPS servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the smaller hosting companies do not have the means demanded for offering those services. You can effortlessly ID such web hosts by the types of services that they are providing and by the manner in which they introduce them to the customers. For instance, some hosting providers allow you to begin with a small scale hosting package and afterwards shift to a bigger one, if you deem it necessary to do so. This is quite convenient, because you do not have to transfer web portals between hosting servers and there is no chance of experiencing service outages due to all the predicaments that may occur.
We, at WEBterranean provide all types of services and possess the adequate web server resources and personnel to assure that their customers will not encounter any predicaments when swapping services, which is what a top hosting distributor is actually all about.