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A definition of web page hosting

As its name implies, web hosting is a service, which involves hosting online content. There are different forms and kinds of web hosting, depending on the aims and on the functions. In spite of that, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the Web. A web host is actually a hosting server that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its own Internet Protocol address, which permits people to have access to it via the World Wide Web. The server's architecture and its resources are dependent on the kind of hosting solution it will be utilized for.

What are the different types of web hosting?

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

File Hosting - this form of hosting allows the customers to save their files on a given server. With the common file web hosting service, the files that are stashed may only be accessed by the individual that's utilizing the service. This hosting solution typically entails backups of computers , docs, personal files and even other web hosting servers. This service may also impose given limits with regard to the storage space and the root access. There may also be traffic restrictions, but that is dependent on the particular web hosting service provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting service is quite similar to the previous web hosting service type. However, unlike the file storage web hosting service, the warez hosting service is used for propagating patented work without being okayed by the license owner. To put it briefly - it is related to the prohibited transmission of files and materials. There are many approaches for this to be realized, but the 2 essential methods are - via simple Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first way entails either a given web portal, or, most typically, just a directory on a server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thus download proprietary content for free. The second method entails a P2P connection, making use of the so-called Torrent web servers, through which people share files between each other. There are not many web hosting vendors that allow such form of hosting on their hosting servers, chiefly due to all the legal entanglements that it entails. Typically such sites are hosted on personal dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Electronic Mail Hosting - this service is used with both shared site hosting and dedicated hosting servers, based on the client's wish. If you would like to build your very own personal SMTP electronic mail server, then you will need either a private virtual web hosting server or a dedicated server that offers the access level needed to carry out such a task. For routine electronic mail hosting ends, though, you can utilize a standard shared web site hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a service that's very used, because the website hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by 2 separate web servers, often owned by separate firms.

Site Hosting - the most famous and extensively utilized hosting service today. It's utilized for hosting site files, whose sort is dependent on the Operating System the web hosting server is running - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files demand concrete hosting server Operating Systems, otherwise they won't be exhibited correctly on the Web. This type of web hosting may have web storage and traffic limits, root access and central processing unit usage limits.

Based on the mission and on the functions, the customer should choose the sort of hosting server that he requires for his project, and, of course, the web site hosting supplier that's going to provide it. There are several sorts of servers, based on the specifications and the web space hosting services that they offer. These are:

Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared website hosting server offers a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, is manifested in the cost of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small size and middle scale web portals, which do not demand big amounts of data space and bandwidth.

Semi-Dedicated Servers - they function on the very same principle as the shared website hosting servers. Still, there are much fewer clients hosted on the same web server. Hence, each of them will get a larger share of the hosting server's resources like RAM, data storage, bandwidth and CPU. Ideal for hosting immense sites that do not require full root access.

Virtual Servers - the virtual private hosting servers are perfect for medium size web pages, which do demand root-level access to the hosting server's configuration files. Commonly, there are a bunch of private virtual web server accounts located on the same server. In spite of that, each of them is independent from the others and runs its own Operating System.

Dedicated Server - a fully dedicated hosting server configured and accessed by you and solely you. It ensures a big amount of system resources. It also offers full server root privileges, which renders it the optimal environment for any kind of site that demands a web site hosting solution.

The sole question that remains is:

Which web site hosting provider should I settle on?

As already mentioned, there aren't many web hosts providing warez web hosting services due to legal entanglements. Such hosting providers are being shut down almost every month. Therefore, if you would like to set up such a service, you should do it on your own computer. The shared web hosting solution is the most famous kind of hosting service. Hence, each web site hosting vendor provides it. Not all of them, though, provide solutions such as VPSs, semi-dedicated web hosting servers and dedicated web servers. Most of the small scale web site hosting corporations do not have the means demanded for offering those services. Therefore it's invariably best to go with a bigger company that can supply its customers with all the services that they need. You can easily ID such companies by the kinds of solutions that they are providing and by the manner in which they introduce them to the clients. For instance, certain hosts allow you to begin with a small scale site hosting package and then move to a more powerful one, if you consider it necessary to do so. This is very suitable, because you do not need to move sites between servers and there is no chance of experiencing service downtime because of all the predicaments that may show up. Web hosting providers like Blue Point Host are offering all kinds of solutions and possess the needed web hosting server resources and personnel to assure that their clients will not suffer any complications when swapping services, which is what a top hosting provider is in fact all about.