What Does Shared Hosting Mean?
As its name signifies, shared hosting is a service, which involves hosting web content. There are different varieties and kinds of hosting, depending on the aims and on the objectives. In spite of that, they all involve hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the Internet. A web host is actually a server that is connected to the Web and has its own IP address, which enables users to access it through the Internet. The server's architecture and its limitations are dependent on the type of hosting solution it's going to be utilized for.
What are the different types of web hosting?
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Based on the function, the professional web hosting solution may be:
File Web Hosting - this type of web hosting allows the users to lodge their files on a specific hosting server. With the customary file storage hosting solution, the files that are stashed may only be accessed by the individual that's using the service. This web hosting service mainly is related to backups of personal computers , docs, private files and even other hosting servers. This service may also involve certain restrictions in relation to the storage space and the root privileges. There may also be web traffic limitations, but that depends on the given web hosting service provider.
Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is very similar to the previous hosting service type. Even so, unlike the file storage web hosting solution, the warez hosting solution is used for transmitting proprietary content without the approval of the licence owner. In brief - it involves the illicit propagation of files and materials. There are numerous ways for this to be done, but the two principal approaches are - through plain HTTP downloading and through P2P connections. The first method entails either a particular web page, or, most often, just a directory on a server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download copyrighted docs for free. The second method involves a peer-to-peer connection, using the so-called Torrent servers, through which people swap files between each other. There are very few web hosting corporations that permit such form of web hosting on their web hosting servers, chiefly because of all the legal predicaments that it involves. Usually such web pages are hosted on private dedicated web servers that are registered by third-party corporations either in the Middle East or in Asia.
E-mail Web Hosting - this service is applicable with both shared website hosting and dedicated web hosting servers, depending on the user's wish. If you would like to create your own private SMTP electronic mail server, then you will require either a virtual private web hosting server or a dedicated hosting server that offers the access level needed to complete such a procedure. For conventional electronic mail hosting purposes, though, you can utilize a normal shared website hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's very famous, because the website hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by 2 different web servers, often belonging to separate web hosting providers.
Shared Hosting - the most famous and largely used hosting service now. It's utilized for hosting website files, whose type is determined by the OS the hosting server is running - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files request specific web server Operating Systems, or else they won't be shown appropriately on the Internet. This form of hosting may have server storage and web traffic limitations, root-level access and central processing unit usage limitations.
Depending on the aims and on the functions, the customer should choose the kind of web hosting server that he demands for his project, and, of course, the website hosting provider that's going to supply it. There are different kinds of servers, based on the specifications and the web hosting solutions that they offer. These are:
Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared hosting server includes a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, reflects on the cost of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small scale and medium sized web sites, which do not need enormous amounts of server space and traffic.
Semi-dedicated Servers - they work on the same principle as the shared web servers. However, there are much fewer customers hosted on the same hosting server. Because of that, each of them will get a bigger share of the hosting server's resources like RAM, server storage space, web traffic and CPU. Excellent for hosting heavy online portals that do not require server root access.
Virtual private servers are excellent for middle scale sites, which do require root-level access to the hosting server's config files. Generally, there are a few virtual web server hosting accounts sharing the same server. However, each of them is isolated from the rest and runs its own OS.
Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated machine configured and accessed by you and solely you. It ensures an enormous quantity of resources. It also provides root privileges, which makes it an excellent environment for any type of online portal that needs a web hosting solution.
The only question that's left is:
Which website hosting company should I settle on?
As already mentioned, there are very few hosts offering warez web hosting services because of legal complications. Such web hosting companies are being closed down almost every month. That is why, if you desire to provide such a service, you should do it on your own PC. The shared web hosting service is the most widely spread type of hosting service. So, each and every web hosting provider provides it. Not all of them, however, offer services such as private virtual web hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the small sized website hosting companies do not have the means needed for maintaining those solutions. You can easily identify such web hosts by the kinds of solutions that they are supplying and by the way that they present them to the clients. For instance, certain web hosting providers allow you to begin with a small sized website hosting package and then shift to a more powerful one, if you deem it mandatory to do so. This is quite suitable, since you do not have to migrate web pages between web servers and there is no risk of experiencing service disturbances due to all the complications that may take place.
We, at IEM SMART SOLUTION HOSTING provide all kinds of services and possess the needed hosting server resources and personnel to guarantee that their clients will not suffer any troubles when swapping services, which is what a top hosting distributor is in fact all about.