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A description of site hosting

As its name indicates, web hosting is a solution, which involves hosting web content. There are different varieties and kinds of web hosting, based on the goals and on the objectives. In spite of that, they all involve hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible through the World Wide Web. A web host is in fact a web server that is linked to the Web and has its own Internet Protocol address, which allows people to access it via the World Wide Web. The server's configuration and its limitations depend on the type of hosting solution it will be used for.

What are the various forms of hosting?

Depending on the application, the professional web hosting solution may be:

File Web Hosting - this type of hosting allows the customers to stash their files on a certain server. With the common file hosting solution, the files that are kept may only be accessed by the individual that's availing of the service. This hosting service traditionally appertains to backups of computers , documents, private files and even other servers. This solution may also impose certain limits with regard to the web storage space and the root access. There may also be bandwidth limitations, but that is dependent on the particular hosting provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting service is very similar to the previous web hosting service form. Nonetheless, in contrast with the file storage hosting service, the warez web hosting service is used for distributing proprietary materials without the blessing of the license possessor. To put it briefly - it refers to the unlawful transmission of files and documents. There are numerous ways for this to be done, but the 2 principal approaches are - via simple HTTP downloading and via P2P connections. The first method entails either a certain web portal, or, most often, just a directory on a web hosting server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download proprietary files free of cost. The second way involves a peer-to-peer connection, availing of the so-called Torrent web servers, via which people transmit files between each other. There are very few web page hosting firms that allow that type of hosting on their servers, mainly owing to all the judicial problems that it presupposes. Usually such web pages are hosted on private dedicated hosting servers that are registered by third-party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Mail Web Hosting - this service is utilized with both shared webspace hosting and dedicated hosting servers, depending on the customer's wish. If you want to have your own personal SMTP e-mail server, then you will need either a private virtual web server or a dedicated web hosting server that provides the level of access required to complete such an assignment. For typical email hosting purposes, however, you can utilize an average shared hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a service that's widely famous, since the site hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by two different servers, usually belonging to separate providers.

Web Site Hosting - the most popular and universally used hosting service now. It's used for hosting web site files, whose type depends on the Operating System the web server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different types of files need concrete server OSs, otherwise they won't be exhibited correctly on the Internet. This form of hosting may involve server storage space and web traffic quota limits, root-level access and central processing unit usage restrictions.

Based on the aims and on the usage, the customer should choose the kind of web hosting server that he needs for his project, and, of course, the webspace hosting firm that's going to supply it. There are several sorts of hosting servers, depending on the configuration and the hosting solutions that they offer. These are:

Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared hosting server offers a smaller quantity of system resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small and medium sized online portals, which do not demand big quotas of web storage and traffic.

Semi-Dedicated Servers - they operate on the very same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Nevertheless, there are much less clients sharing the same web hosting server. Hence, each of them will have a greater share of the hosting server's resources like RAM, server space, traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting huge web sites that do not demand complete root access.

Virtual Private Server - the virtual private hosting servers are ideal for medium scale web pages, which do demand root-level access to the web server's config files. Traditionally, there are a bunch of virtual server accounts sharing the same server. In spite of that, each of them is independent from the others and runs its own Operating System.

Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated hosting server configured and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a mammoth quantity of resources. It also offers complete server root access, which makes it the optimal solution for any sort of web page that requires a web space hosting service.

The only question that remains is:

Which site hosting provider should I choose?

As mentioned above, there are just a few web hosting providers providing warez hosting services due to judicial troubles. Such providers are being closed down almost every month. Because of that, if you desire to create such a service, you should do it on your very own computer. The shared hosting service is the most popular kind of hosting service. Therefore, each and every web site hosting provider offers it. Not all of them, however, offer services such as virtual private web hosting servers, semi-dedicated servers and dedicated web servers. Most of the smaller web space hosting distributors do not have the resources required for offering those services. That is the reason why it's always best to opt for a larger hosting company that can provide its clients with all the services that they seek. You can effortlessly identify such hosts by the types of services that they are offering and by the manner in which they present them to the customers. For instance, certain hosts allow you to commence with a smaller web hosting account and afterwards shift to a more advanced one, if you consider it necessary to do so. This is quite suitable, because you do not need to migrate web pages between hosting servers and there is no risk of experiencing service disturbances because of all the complications that may appear. Web hosts such as NTC Hosting provide all sorts of services and have the adequate server resources and personnel to assure that their customers will not chance upon any problems when changing services, which is what a top hosting company is in fact all about.