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A description of web page hosting

As its name indicates, web hosting is a service, which involves hosting online content. There are various varieties and kinds of web hosting, based on the goals and on the functions. However, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible throughout the World Wide Web. A web host is in fact a web hosting service that is linked to the Internet and has its own personal Internet Protocol address, which allows users to have access to it via the Internet. The server's architecture and its resources depend on the kind of web hosting service it will be used for.

What are the various types of web hosting?

Depending on the function, the business website hosting solution may be:

File Storage Web Hosting - this form of hosting enables the clients to lodge their files on a particular web hosting server. With the ordinary file storage web hosting service, the files that are stashed may only be accessed by the client that's availing of the service. This hosting solution normally refers to backups of computers , docs, private files and even other hosting servers. This solution may also have given limitations when it comes to the data storage and the root access. There may also be web traffic restrictions, but that depends on the actual web hosting provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting service is very similar to the previous web hosting service type. Nevertheless, unlike the file storage hosting solution, the warez web hosting service is utilized for transmitting licensed work without the blessing of the patent proprietor. In brief - it is associated with the prohibited distribution of files and materials. There are a lot of methods for this to be done, but the two main methods are - via plain HTTP downloading and via P2P connections. The first method involves either some web page, or, most typically, just a directory on a server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thus download patented materials free of cost. The second way entails a peer-to-peer connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent web servers, via which people transfer files between each other. There are a few web site hosting firms that permit that type of web hosting on their hosting servers, mostly due to all the judicial entanglements that it involves. Usually such web portals are hosted on personal dedicated web servers that are registered by third-party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Mail Hosting - this solution is utilized with both shared site hosting and dedicated web hosting servers, depending on the customer's desire. If you desire to launch your very own personal SMTP mail server, then you will require either a virtual hosting server or a dedicated web hosting server that provides the access level needed to perform such an operation. For ordinary mail hosting ends, however, you can avail of a plain shared web site hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's widely popular, because the web page hosting and the email hosting services are being served by two separate web servers, usually belonging to separate web hosts.

Site Hosting - the most famous and broadly utilized hosting service at present. It's utilized for hosting site files, whose type is determined by the OS the web server is running - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files demand concrete web hosting server Operating Systems, or else they won't be exhibited correctly on the Web. This type of web hosting may impose server storage and traffic quota limitations, server root access and CPU usage restrictions.

Based on the mission and on the functions, the client should select the sort of hosting server that he demands for his work, and, of course, the web hosting supplier that's going to provide it. There are different types of servers, based on the configuration and the site hosting solutions that they provide. These are:

Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared web space hosting server includes a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small size and middle sized web pages, which do not require huge quantities of storage space and bandwidth.

Semi-Dedicated Servers Hosting - they are based on the very same principle as the shared webspace hosting servers. Nevertheless, there are much less clients accommodated on the same hosting server. Because of that, each of them will get a bigger share of the web hosting server's resources like RAM, web storage space, traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting enormous websites that do not demand root privileges.

Virtual Private Server - the private virtual web servers are excellent for medium online portals, which do demand root-level access to the web server's config files. Typically, there are a bunch of VPS hosting server accounts sharing the same server. However, each of them is isolated from the rest and has its own OS.

Dedicated Servers Hosting - a completely dedicated physical machine configured and accessed by you and only you. It ensures a tremendous amount of resources. It also gives complete server root access, which renders it an ideal platform for any type of website that needs a web site hosting solution.

The only question that's left is:

Which web hosting supplier should I settle on?

As already mentioned, there are very few hosting providers offering warez web hosting solutions because of judicial troubles. Such hosting providers are being closed down virtually every month. Therefore, if you wish to establish such a service, you should do it on your very own personal computer. The shared website hosting solution is the most widely spread kind of web hosting service. Therefore, each and every web space hosting distributor offers it. Not all of them, however, offer services such as Virtual Private Servers, semi-dedicated web hosting servers and dedicated hosting servers. Most of the smaller webspace hosting corporations do not have the resources demanded for offering those services. Hence it's always best to settle on a bigger hosting company that can supply its customers with all the solutions that they are searching for. You can quickly ID such web hosts by the types of solutions that they are providing and by the manner in which they present them to the customers. For example, some companies allow you to begin with a small scale site hosting plan and afterwards move to a more advanced one, if you find it obligatory to do so. This is extremely suitable, since you do not need to migrate sites between web hosting servers and there is no risk of suffering service interruptions due to all the problems that may take place. Web hosting companies like NTC Hosting provide all kinds of services and have the required web hosting server resources and personnel to guarantee that their customers will not experience any predicaments when swapping services, which is what a top hosting company is actually all about.