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What Precisely is Hosting?

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As its name denotes, hosting is a solution, which involves hosting online content. There are various forms and types of hosting, depending on the goals and on the usage. Nonetheless, they all are associated with hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the Web. A host is in fact a server that is linked to the Web and has its own Internet Protocol address, which allows people to gain access to it via the Web. The web hosting server's configuration and its resources are dependent on the kind of web hosting solution it's going to be used for.

What are the various forms of web hosting?

Based on the mission, the professional web hosting service may be:

File Hosting - this type of web hosting enables the clients to deposit their files on a specific web server. With the classic file web hosting solution, the files that are hosted may only be accessed by the person that's utilizing the service. This web hosting solution mainly is related to backups of PCs , docs, personal files and even other hosting servers. This service may also involve certain limits when it comes to the disk space and the root-level access. There may also be web traffic quota limitations, but that depends on the actual hosting provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is quite similar to the previous hosting service form. Even so, in contrast with the file web hosting service, the warez hosting solution is used for circulating licensed work without the approval of the licence owner. In brief - it refers to the illicit transmission of files and docs. There are a lot of approaches for this to be fulfilled, but the 2 principal methods are - via plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first method entails either some web site, or, most typically, just a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thereby download proprietary content free of charge. The second approach involves a P2P connection, making use of the so-called Torrent servers, via which users share files between each other. There are just a few web hosting distributors that allow such form of hosting on their servers, chiefly due to all the legal predicaments that it presupposes. Commonly such web portals are hosted on private dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by third-party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Email Hosting - this solution is used with both shared web hosting and dedicated hosting servers, depending on the user's desire. If you desire to run your very own private SMTP mail server, then you will require either a virtual private hosting server or a dedicated web server that provides the access level required to perform such an assignment. For normal email web hosting purposes, however, you can utilize a normal shared web hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a service that's very famous, since the web hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by two different web servers, often belonging to different companies.

Hosting - the most widely spread and widely utilized hosting service these days. It's used for hosting site files, whose sort is dependent on the OS the web hosting server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files require concrete web server OSs, otherwise they won't be exhibited properly on the Internet. This type of hosting may have server space and traffic quota limitations, server root access and central processing unit usage limits.

Depending on the mission and on the functions, the customer should choose the type of web server that he needs for his project, and, of course, the web hosting firm that's going to furnish it. There are various kinds of web hosting servers, depending on the configuration and the hosting services that they offer. These are:

Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared website 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 size and medium scale web portals, which do not demand huge quantities of storage space and bandwidth.

Semi-dedicated Servers - they are based on the very same principle as the shared website hosting servers. Yet, there are much less customers accommodated on the same server. That is why, each of them will have a greater share of the server's resources like RAM, data space, bandwidth and CPU. Perfect for hosting heavy web portals that do not require full root access.

VPS are ideal for medium scale web sites, which do need root access to the hosting server's config files. Commonly, there are several private virtual server web hosting accounts sharing the same server. Nonetheless, each of them is autonomous from the other ones and has its own OS.

Dedicated Server - a fully dedicated hosting server set up and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees a big quantity of system resources. It also gives root access, which makes it the optimal environment for any type of online portal that requires a website hosting solution.

The only question that remains is:

Which web hosting distributor should I choose?

As stated above, there are just a few hosting providers offering warez hosting solutions due to judicial complications. Such companies are being shut down practically every month. Because of that, if you would like to set up such a service, you should do it on your very own PC. The shared website hosting service is the most widespread type of hosting service. Because of that, each and every website hosting vendor offers it. Not all of them, however, offer solutions such as virtual private web hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated servers. Most of the smaller web hosting companies do not have the resources demanded for maintaining those solutions. You can quickly recognize such web hosts by the kinds of services that they are making available and by the way that they present them to the clients. For instance, certain hosting providers allow you to start with a small scale website hosting account and afterwards move to a more advanced one, if you find it necessary to do so. This is extremely convenient, because you do not need to move websites between hosting servers and there is no possibility of suffering service downtime due to all the complications that may arise.

We, at JualanHost offer all sorts of solutions and have the needed hosting server resources and staff to ensure that their customers will not run into any problems when swapping services, which is what a top hosting corporation is in fact all about.

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