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What Precisely is Hosting?

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As its name implies, hosting is a solution, which entails hosting web content. There are different varieties and types of web hosting, based on the mission and on the objectives. Yet, they all are related to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible through the Web. A host is actually a web server that is connected to the Internet and has its own personal IP address, which enables users to get access to it through the Web. The hosting server's architecture and its resources depend on the type of web hosting solution it will be utilized for.

What are the various types of web hosting?

Depending on the mission, the business website hosting service may be:

File Hosting - this type of hosting enables the users to host their files on a particular web hosting server. With the ordinary file storage web hosting solution, the files that are saved may only be accessed by the customer that's availing of the service. This hosting service typically includes backups of PCs , documents, private files and even other web servers. This service may also impose given limitations with regard to the server storage space and the root privileges. There may also be traffic restrictions, but that is dependent on the particular service provider.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is quite similar to the previous web hosting service type. In spite of that, unlike the file storage web hosting solution, the warez web hosting service is utilized for circulating licensed materials without being given the okay to do so by the license possessor. To cut a long story short - it is related to the illegitimate dissemination of files and documents. There are a lot of methods for this to be brought about, but the two essential methods are - through simple HTTP downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first approach entails either a certain web page, or, most commonly, simply a directory on a web server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download proprietary documents for free. The second method involves a P2P connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users transfer files between each other. There are very few website hosting companies that allow that form of hosting on their web servers, chiefly due to all the legal complications that it presupposes. Commonly such web sites are hosted on private dedicated web servers that are registered by third-party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Mail Web Hosting - this service is applicable with both shared website hosting and dedicated web hosting servers, based on the user's intention. If you desire to have your very own private SMTP e-mail server, then you will require either a virtual private web hosting server or a dedicated server that provides the level of access needed to accomplish such an operation. For routine e-mail hosting purposes, however, you can utilize a conventional shared website hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a service that's very used, since the website hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by two separate servers, usually belonging to separate providers.

Hosting - the most widespread and frequently utilized hosting service today. It's used for hosting website files, whose type is determined by the OS the web hosting server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different types of files necessitate different web hosting server Operating Systems, otherwise they won't be shown properly on the Internet. This kind of web hosting may contain web storage space and web traffic quota limits, server root access and CPU usage limits.

Based on the purpose and on the usage, the customer should select the sort of hosting server that he demands for his project, and, of course, the web hosting distributor that's going to furnish it. There are various sorts of web hosting servers, based on the specs and the website hosting solutions that they offer. These are:

Shared Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server provides a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, is manifested in the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small scale and middle scale sites, which do not demand considerable quotas of web storage space and traffic.

Semi-dedicated Servers - they perform on the same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Even so, there are much fewer clients sharing the same server. Therefore, each of them will obtain a greater share of the server's resources like RAM, server storage, web traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting huge sites that do not require root access.

VPS are ideal for middle scale online portals, which do demand root access to the web server's config files. Generally, there are a handful of virtual hosting server accounts sharing the same physical machine. However, each of them is independent from the others and runs its own Operating System.

Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated physical machine set up and accessed by you and only you. It ensures a mammoth quantity of system resources. It also offers server root access, which makes it an excellent solution for any sort of web portal that necessitates a website hosting solution.

The sole question that remains is:

Which website hosting supplier should I choose?

As mentioned, there are very few hosting companies offering warez hosting services because of legal troubles. Such web hosting providers are being shut down virtually every month. For that reason, if you want to launch such a service, you should do it on your very own computer. The shared web hosting service is the most famous type of web hosting service. So, each web hosting vendor provides it. Not all of them, however, provide solutions such as Virtual Private Servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated hosting servers. Most of the small sized hosting vendors do not have the resources needed for maintaining those services. You can effortlessly ID such hosts by the kinds of solutions that they are providing and by the manner in which they introduce them to the clients. For instance, some web hosting companies permit you to commence with a small scale web hosting account and afterwards shift to a bigger one, if you deem it compulsory to do so. This is quite suitable, because you do not need to relocate web portals between web servers and there is no danger of facing service downtime due to all the problems that may crop up.

We, at Steele Design Studio limited provide all kinds of solutions and possess the necessary web hosting server resources and personnel to guarantee that their customers will not encounter any predicaments when changing services, which is what a top hosting supplier is in fact all about.

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