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An interpretation of webspace hosting

As its name hints, web hosting is a solution, which involves hosting web content. There are different forms and kinds of hosting, based on the purpose and on the objectives. Nonetheless, they all are related to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible throughout the World Wide Web. A host is in fact a server that is linked to the World Wide Web and has its very own IP address, which enables users to access it via the Internet. The hosting server's configuration and its system resources depend on the sort of hosting service it's going to be utilized for.

What are the various forms of web hosting?

Based on the goal, the professional web hosting solution may be:

File Web Hosting - this form of hosting enables the users to host their files on a specific web hosting server. With the average file web hosting service, the files that are stored may only be accessed by the client that's availing of the service. This web hosting service generally refers to backups of computers , docs, personal files and even other servers. This service may also impose given restrictions in relation to the disk space and the root privileges. There may also be bandwidth limitations, but that depends on the given hosting service provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is resembling the previous hosting service type. Even so, in contrast with the file hosting solution, the warez web hosting service is utilized for spreading licensed content without the authorization of the copyright holder. To put it briefly - it is related to the illegitimate propagation of files and materials. There are a lot of methods for this to be achieved, but the two chief approaches are - through simple Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via P2P connections. The first method entails either a certain website, or, most often, simply a directory on a server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thus download proprietary content free of charge. The second way involves a peer-to-peer connection, using the so-called Torrent servers, via which people exchange files between each other. There are very few webspace hosting vendors that allow such form of web hosting on their web hosting servers, mostly owing to all the legal predicaments that it involves. Usually such websites are hosted on private dedicated web servers that are registered by third-party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Email Hosting - this service is used with both shared hosting and dedicated web hosting servers, depending on the customer's wish. If you want to run your very own private SMTP e-mail server, then you will require either a virtual private web hosting server or a dedicated web server that offers the level of access required to perform such an assignment. For ordinary e-mail web hosting ends, however, you can avail of a regular shared web page hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a solution that's widely famous, because the web site hosting and the email hosting services are being served by two different servers, often belonging to different firms.

Web Page Hosting - the most popular and commonly utilized hosting service as of now. It's used for hosting web site files, whose sort depends on the Operating System the server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files need different web hosting server OSs, otherwise they won't be shown appropriately on the World Wide Web. This type of web hosting may impose web storage space and bandwidth quota limits, root access and CPU usage limitations.

Depending on the goals and on the usage, the customer should select the kind of hosting server that he requires for his work, and, of course, the site hosting corporation that's going to provide it. There are various kinds of servers, depending on the configuration and the web space hosting services that they provide. These are:

Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared web server supplies a smaller quantity of resources, which, of course, is manifested in the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small scale and medium sized websites, which do not need vast amounts of web space and bandwidth.

Semi-Dedicated - they operate on the same principle as the shared hosting servers. In spite of that, there are much fewer users sharing the same server. That is why, each of them will have a greater quota of the web hosting server's resources like RAM, disk storage space, bandwidth and CPU. Ideal for hosting big web pages that do not require complete server root access.

Virtual Private Server - the VPS web servers are perfect for medium size online portals, which do require root access to the web hosting server's config files. Typically, there are a few VPS web hosting server accounts hosted on the same server. Even so, each of them is independent from the rest and runs its own OS.

Dedicated Hosting - a fully dedicated machine configured and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a huge amount of system resources. It also gives root privileges, which renders it a perfect platform for any type of online portal that necessitates a web site hosting solution.

The only question that remains is:

Which site hosting corporation should I choose?

As mentioned, there are just a few hosting companies offering warez web hosting services because of legal troubles. Such hosts are being closed down almost every month. That is why, if you wish to provide such a service, you should do it on your own PC. The shared web hosting solution is the most widespread type of web hosting service. So, each website hosting provider provides it. Not all of them, however, provide solutions such as VPSs, semi-dedicated hosting servers and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the smaller hosting companies do not have the means needed for offering those solutions. Therefore it's invariably best to choose a bigger company that can supply its customers with all the solutions that they need. You can easily recognize such web hosting companies by the types of solutions that they are offering and by the way that they introduce them to the clients. For instance, certain providers allow you to start with a small sized web space hosting plan and then upgrade to a bigger one, if you consider it mandatory to do so. This is very convenient, since you do not have to migrate websites between web servers and there is no risk of experiencing network outages because of all the problems that may arise. Hosting companies such as AIDA Host offer all kinds of services and have the necessary web server resources and personnel to guarantee that their customers will not run into any predicaments when changing services, which is what a top hosting corporation is in fact all about.