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An explanation of web page hosting

As its name suggests, web hosting is a service, which involves hosting online content. There are various forms and types of hosting, depending on the purpose and on the usage. However, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible through the World Wide Web. A host is actually a server that is linked to the World Wide Web and has its very own IP address, which allows people to access it through the Web. The server's configuration and its system resources are determined by the type of hosting solution it will be used for.

What are the different forms of web hosting?

Depending on the goal, the professional web hosting service may be:

File Storage Hosting - this form of web hosting permits the clients to keep their files on a particular web server. With the common file web hosting service, the files that are stored may only be accessed by the person that's utilizing the service. This web hosting service mainly is related to backups of personal computers , documents, personal files and even other web hosting servers. This solution may also contain certain restrictions in terms of the data space and the root-level access. There may also be traffic limitations, but that depends on the actual web hosting service provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting service is very similar to the previous web hosting service type. Still, in contrast with the file storage hosting service, the warez hosting service is utilized for propagating copyrighted materials without the blessing of the licence possessor. To put it briefly - it is associated with the criminal transmission of files and materials. There are many ways for this to be brought about, but the 2 chief approaches are - through simple HTTP downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first method involves either a certain web site, or, most commonly, just a directory on a web hosting server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download proprietary files free of cost. The second way entails a P2P connection, availing of the so-called Torrent web servers, via which people exchange files between each other. There are a few web hosting firms that allow that form of hosting on their web hosting servers, chiefly because of all the judicial predicaments that it presupposes. Generally such web portals are hosted on personal dedicated hosting servers that are registered by third-party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.

E-mail Hosting - this solution is applicable with both shared web page hosting and dedicated servers, depending on the customer's intention. If you want to launch your own private SMTP email server, then you will require either a VPS hosting server or a dedicated hosting server that provides the level of access required to accomplish such an assignment. For ordinary mail hosting ends, however, you can open an ordinary shared webspace hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a service that's very famous, because the website hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by 2 different servers, often belonging to different hosts.

Site Hosting - the most widely spread and commonly utilized hosting service now. It's utilized for hosting website files, whose type is dependent on the OS the web hosting server is using - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files demand concrete web server Operating Systems, otherwise they won't be shown accurately on the Web. This kind of web hosting may contain disk storage and traffic quota limits, server root access and CPU usage limits.

Depending on the mission and on the objectives, the user should select the kind of hosting server that he requires for his project, and, of course, the website hosting company that's going to provide it. There are various sorts of web servers, based on the configuration and the web hosting solutions that they offer. These are:

Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared site hosting server offers a smaller quantity of system resources, which, of course, is reflected on the cost of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small and medium sites, which do not demand considerable quotas of server space and web traffic.

Semi-Dedicated Hosting - they are based on the same principle as the shared web space hosting servers. However, there are much less clients sharing the same web server. Therefore, each of them will enjoy a larger share of the hosting server's resources like RAM, server storage space, traffic and CPU. Excellent for hosting heavy web portals that do not need root access.

VPS hosting - the virtual web hosting servers are ideal for medium sized web sites, which do demand root access to the web server's configuration files. Normally, there are a few virtual private web server accounts sharing the same physical server. In spite of that, each of them is independent from the others and has its own Operating System.

Dedicated Servers - a fully dedicated web server set up and accessed by you and only you. It ensures a colossal amount of resources. It also provides full root-level access, which makes it an excellent environment for any sort of online portal that demands a web hosting service.

The only question that's left is:

Which web space hosting firm should I pick?

As mentioned, there are very few hosting providers providing warez hosting solutions because of legal entanglements. Such hosting companies are being shut down virtually every month. That is why, if you desire to create such a service, you should do it on your very own PC. The shared web hosting solution is the most widely spread type of hosting service. For that reason, every web space hosting corporation offers it. Not all of them, however, provide solutions such as virtual private web hosting servers, semi-dedicated web hosting servers and dedicated servers. Most of the smaller website hosting providers do not have the resources needed for offering those solutions. That's why it's invariably best to opt for a larger web host that can provide its customers with all the services that they want. You can effortlessly ID such web hosting companies by the sorts of solutions that they are making available and by the way that they present them to the clients. For instance, certain hosting providers allow you to kick off with a small scale site hosting plan and then shift to a more powerful one, if you consider it obligatory to do so. This is extremely suitable, since you do not have to migrate sites between web hosting servers and there is no risk of suffering downtime due to all the complications that may take place. Hosting companies such as NTC Hosting are offering all types of services and have the necessary hosting server resources and personnel to guarantee that their clients will not encounter any predicaments when swapping services, which is what a top hosting firm is actually all about.