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An interpretation of site hosting

As its name implies, web hosting is a solution, which involves hosting web content. There are various varieties and types of web hosting, depending on the goals and on the usage. Nonetheless, they all are related to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible through the World Wide Web. A host is in fact a hosting server that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its own IP address, which permits people to gain access to it via the Web. The web hosting server's architecture and its system resources are subject to the sort of hosting solution it's going to be used for.

What are the various types of hosting?

Depending on the application, the business hosting service may be:

File Storage Hosting - this type of web hosting enables the customers to keep their files on a certain hosting server. With the typical file storage hosting service, the files that are stashed may only be accessed by the user that's utilizing the service. This hosting solution mainly includes backups of computers , docs, private files and even other servers. This service may also impose certain restrictions with regard to the web storage and the root access. There may also be traffic limitations, but that depends on the given web host.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting service is comparable with the previous hosting service form. Even so, unlike the file storage web hosting solution, the warez hosting solution is used for circulating copyrighted work without the permission of the license possessor. To cut a long story short - it is connected with the illegal circulation of files and documents. There are a lot of ways for this to be achieved, but the two essential approaches are - through plain HTTP downloading and via P2P connections. The first way entails either a particular web page, or, most commonly, just a directory on a web server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thereby download patented materials for free. The second method entails a peer-to-peer connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent servers, through which people share files between each other. There are just a few site hosting companies that permit such type of web hosting on their servers, mainly due to all the judicial entanglements that it involves. Generally such websites are hosted on personal dedicated servers that are registered by 3rd party corporations either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Email Hosting - this service is applicable with both shared web space hosting and dedicated servers, based on the client's wish. If you wish to create your own personal SMTP e-mail server, then you will need either a VPS web hosting server or a dedicated hosting server that provides the level of access required to carry out such an operation. For regular email web hosting purposes, though, you can avail of a normal shared web space hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain. This is not a service that's widely famous, because the web site hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by 2 different web servers, usually owned by different providers.

Website Hosting - the most famous and immensely utilized hosting service today. It's used for hosting website files, whose kind depends on the Operating System the hosting server is running - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files request specific web server Operating Systems, otherwise they won't be shown properly on the Web. This sort of web hosting may impose disk space and web traffic quota limitations, root access and central processing unit usage limitations.

Based on the purpose and on the functions, the customer should select the kind of server that he requires for his work, and, of course, the website hosting provider that's going to provide it. There are several kinds of servers, depending on the specifications and the webspace hosting solutions that they provide. These are:

Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared website hosting server offers a smaller quantity of system resources, which, of course, is manifested in the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small and middle scale web portals, which do not demand large quotas of data storage space and web traffic.

Semi-Dedicated Servers - they operate on the very same principle as the shared web servers. Still, there are much fewer clients hosted on the same web server. Hence, each of them will have a larger quota of the hosting server's resources like RAM, server space, bandwidth and CPU. Ideal for hosting enormous web portals that do not need root access.

Virtual Private Server - the private virtual web servers are excellent for medium scale web portals, which do need root-level access to the web server's config files. Usually, there are a handful of virtual private web server hosting accounts hosted on the same server. Nonetheless, each of them is independent from the rest and runs its own OS.

Dedicated Server - a fully dedicated web hosting server set up and accessed by you and solely you. It ensures a huge amount of system resources. It also offers complete root-level access, which renders it a perfect platform for any sort of web site that requires a website hosting service.

The sole question that's left is:

Which hosting firm should I pick?

As stated above, there are very few web hosting providers providing warez web hosting services because of legal entanglements. Such companies are being closed down almost every month. For that reason, if you want to provide such a service, you should do it on your very own PC. The shared hosting solution is the most widespread type of hosting service. For that reason, each and every web hosting firm offers it. Not all of them, however, offer services such as VPS web servers, semi-dedicated web hosting servers and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the small sized hosting providers do not have the means needed for offering those solutions. Therefore it's always best to opt for a larger web hosting company that can provide its customers with all the services that they require. You can easily ID such web hosting companies by the types of services that they are supplying and by the way that they introduce them to the clients. For example, certain providers permit you to kick off with a small scale website hosting plan and subsequently upgrade to a more advanced one, if you deem it mandatory to do so. This is quite suitable, since you do not have to transmit web pages between servers and there is no risk of experiencing network downtime because of all the complications that may appear. Web hosts like Lonex provide all types of solutions and have the necessary hosting server resources and personnel to ensure that their clients will not face any predicaments when swapping services, which is what a top hosting provider is in fact all about.