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Shared Hosting Defined
As its name hints, shared hosting is a solution, which involves hosting online content. There are different forms and types of hosting, depending on the mission and on the usage. Yet, they all refer to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available throughout the World Wide Web. A host is actually a server that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its own IP address, which permits users to get access to it via the Web. The hosting server's architecture and its system resources are subject to the type of web hosting service it's going to be utilized for.
What are the various types of hosting?
Depending on the goal, the hosting solution may be:
File Hosting - this form of web hosting allows the users to keep their files on a specific web hosting server. With the normal file web hosting service, the files that are stored may only be accessed by the individual that's utilizing the service. This web hosting solution traditionally is connected with backups of computers , documents, personal files and even other web servers. This solution may also involve given limits in terms of the data storage and the root-level access. There may also be traffic quota limits, but that is dependent on the given web hosting service provider.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is resembling the previous hosting service type. Even so, unlike the file web hosting service, the warez hosting solution is used for transmitting copyrighted materials without the sanction of the patent bearer. In brief - it is connected with the forbidden circulation of files and docs. There are lots of methods for this to be done, but the 2 main ways are - through plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first one involves either a particular web site, or, most typically, simply a directory on a web server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download patented files for free. The second approach entails a P2P connection, availing of the so-called Torrent web servers, through which people exchange files between each other. There are very few web hosting suppliers that permit that type of hosting on their web servers, mostly owing to all the legal complications that it involves. Generally such sites are hosted on personal dedicated hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Electronic Mail Hosting - this solution is used with both shared hosting and dedicated web hosting servers, depending on the user's intention. If you want to build your own private SMTP mail server, then you will require either a virtual private web hosting server or a dedicated hosting server that offers the access level required to accomplish such a task. For ordinary email hosting purposes, however, you can avail of a plain shared website hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain name. This is not a service that's very used, because the web hosting and the email hosting services are being served by 2 separate servers, often belonging to separate hosts.
Shared Hosting - the most popular and universally utilized hosting service these days. It's used for hosting website files, whose kind is dependent on the OS the web hosting server is utilizing - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files necessitate concrete web server OSs, otherwise they won't be displayed correctly on the Internet. This form of web hosting may have data space and web traffic limits, root-level access and CPU usage restrictions.
Depending on the purpose and on the functions, the user should choose the sort of server that he demands for his project, and, of course, the web hosting vendor that's going to provide it. There are different types of hosting servers, depending on the specifications and the website hosting services that they offer. These are:
Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared website hosting server supplies a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, is reflected on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small and medium scale web pages, which do not require immense quotas of data storage and bandwidth.
Semi-dedicated Servers - they operate on the same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Still, there are much less clients hosted on the same web hosting server. Therefore, each of them will enjoy a greater share of the hosting server's resources like RAM, disk space, web traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting enormous web sites that do not need server root access.
Virtual private servers are perfect for medium sized web pages, which do require root-level access to the web hosting server's config files. Traditionally, there are a few VPS web hosting accounts situated on the same physical machine. However, each of them is autonomous from the rest and runs its own OS.
Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated web hosting server set up and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a vast amount of system resources. It also gives full root privileges, which makes it a perfect solution for any kind of site that necessitates a website hosting service.
The sole question that remains is:
Which web hosting provider should I select?
As already stated, there are very few providers offering warez web hosting solutions because of judicial problems. Such web hosting providers are being shut down practically every month. That is why, if you wish to establish such a service, you should do it on your own PC. The shared website hosting solution is the most widely spread type of web hosting service. That is why, each web hosting corporation provides it. Not all of them, however, offer services such as VPS servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated servers. Most of the small scale website hosting vendors do not have the means required for maintaining those services. You can effortlessly ID such hosts by the kinds of services that they are offering and by the way that they present them to the clients. For example, some hosts permit you to start with a small sized website hosting plan and then shift to a more advanced one, if you consider it necessary to do so. This is extremely suitable, since you do not need to transmit web portals between web hosting servers and there is no danger of facing service interruptions due to all the problems that may occur.
We, at Papua Web Hosting offer all kinds of services and have the required web hosting server resources and personnel to ensure that their clients will not stumble upon any complications when changing services, which is what a top hosting vendor is in fact all about.