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An interpretation of hosting

As its name denotes, web hosting is a solution, which involves hosting online content. There are various forms and types of hosting, based on the mission and on the usage. Nevertheless, they all are associated with hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available throughout the Web. A host is actually a web hosting service that is linked to the World Wide Web and has its own personal Internet Protocol address, which allows users to get access to it via the Web. The server's architecture and its limitations are subject to the kind of hosting service it will be used for.

What are the different forms of web hosting?

Depending on the mission, the business website hosting service may be:

File Hosting - this type of hosting enables the users to accommodate their files on a particular server. With the classic file hosting service, the files that are accommodated may only be accessed by the customer that's availing of the service. This hosting service usually is associated with backups of computers , documents, private files and even other hosting servers. This solution may also include certain limitations with regard to the data storage space and the root access. There may also be bandwidth limits, but that is dependent on the particular service provider.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting service is quite similar to the previous web hosting service form. In spite of that, unlike the file storage hosting service, the warez hosting service is utilized for distributing proprietary content without being given the green light by the license bearer. To cut a long story short - it involves the forbidden distribution of files and docs. There are lots of methods for this to be achieved, but the two chief approaches are - through plain HTTP downloading and via P2P connections. The first way involves either some web portal, or, most commonly, simply a directory on a web server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thus download licensed content free of cost. The second way entails a peer-to-peer connection, making use of the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users swap files between each other. There are not many web page hosting vendors that allow that type of hosting on their hosting servers, chiefly owing to all the judicial troubles that it entails. Typically such web pages are hosted on personal dedicated web servers that are registered by 3rd party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Mail Web Hosting - this solution is used with both shared web page hosting and dedicated web hosting servers, depending on the customer's intention. If you would like to launch your very own private SMTP e-mail server, then you will require either a virtual private hosting server or a dedicated web hosting server that offers the access level needed to carry out such an operation. For ordinary email web hosting purposes, however, you can avail of a regular shared webspace hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a service that's widely popular, since the web site hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by 2 different servers, usually owned by separate web hosting providers.

Web Site Hosting - the most widely spread and universally used hosting service now. It's utilized for hosting site files, whose sort is determined by the Operating System the web server is running - Linux or Windows. Different types of files demand concrete web server Operating Systems, otherwise they won't be shown correctly on the World Wide Web. This kind of web hosting may have web space and bandwidth limits, root access and CPU usage restrictions.

Depending on the goals and on the usage, the client should pick the sort of hosting server that he requires for his project, and, of course, the webspace hosting firm that's going to supply it. There are various types of hosting servers, depending on the specs and the web site hosting services that they provide. These are:

Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared site hosting server provides a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, is reflected on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small sized and middle size websites, which do not demand considerable amounts of server space and bandwidth.

Semi-Dedicated Servers - they function on the same principle as the shared site hosting servers. However, there are much less users sharing the same web server. Hence, each of them will have a bigger quota of the server's resources like RAM, server storage space, web traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting bulky websites that do not require full server root access.

Virtual Servers - the virtual hosting servers are ideal for medium sized websites, which do need root access to the server's configuration files. Normally, there are several virtual private web hosting server accounts located on the same physical machine. Even so, each of them is insulated from the others and runs its own Operating System.

Dedicated Server Hosting - a completely dedicated machine set up and accessed by you and only you. It ensures a big quantity of resources. It also gives complete root access, which makes it the optimal environment for any sort of web site that necessitates a web hosting solution.

The only question that remains is:

Which site hosting firm should I opt for?

As already stated, there are just a few hosting companies providing warez web hosting services because of judicial problems. Such web hosts are being closed down practically every month. Because of that, if you want to provide such a service, you should do it on your own PC. The shared website hosting solution is the most popular type of web hosting service. For that reason, every site hosting firm offers it. Not all of them, though, offer solutions such as private virtual servers, semi-dedicated web servers and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the small sized web site hosting corporations do not have the resources required for maintaining those solutions. For that reason it's invariably best to choose a larger host that can supply its clients with all the services that they request. You can quickly recognize such hosting companies by the kinds of solutions that they are providing and by the manner in which they present them to the customers. For instance, certain hosts allow you to start with a small sized site hosting plan and then upgrade to a more powerful one, if you deem it necessary to do so. This is very suitable, because you do not need to transmit web sites between web servers and there is no possibility of facing service downtime because of all the problems that may crop up. Hosting companies like Blue Point Host provide all types of services and have the necessary server resources and personnel to assure that their customers will not chance upon any troubles when swapping services, which is what a top hosting firm is actually all about.