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As its name signifies, shared hosting is a solution, which entails hosting web content. There are various varieties and types of web hosting, based on the purpose and on the objectives. However, they all involve hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available throughout the World Wide Web. A host is in fact a hosting server that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its very own IP address, which enables people to gain access to it through the Internet. The hosting server's architecture and its system resources are subject to the type of hosting service it will be utilized for.
What are the various forms of hosting?
Depending on the objective, the hosting solution may be:
File Web Hosting - this form of web hosting allows the clients to stash their files on a given web server. With the routine file storage web hosting solution, the files that are deposited may only be accessed by the individual that's utilizing the service. This hosting service typically concerns backups of personal computers , docs, private files and even other web hosting servers. This solution may also contain certain restrictions in terms of the server space and the root privileges. There may also be traffic quota limitations, but that depends on the actual web hosting provider.
Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting service is very similar to the previous hosting service type. Nonetheless, in contrast with the file storage hosting service, the warez web hosting service is utilized for spreading proprietary work without being given the okay to do so by the licence possessor. In short - it entails the illicit distribution of files and materials. There are multiple approaches for this to be done, but the two chief ways are - via plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via P2P connections. The first method involves either a specific website, or, most often, just a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thus download proprietary materials for free. The second way involves a P2P connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent web servers, through which people exchange files between each other. There are just a few web hosting providers that allow such type of web hosting on their web hosting servers, chiefly due to all the legal predicaments that it involves. Typically such websites are hosted on private dedicated hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party corporations either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Mail Web Hosting - this service is applicable with both shared website hosting and dedicated hosting servers, depending on the customer's wish. If you desire to create your very own private SMTP mail server, then you will need either a virtual server or a dedicated web hosting server that provides the level of access needed to carry out such an assignment. For typical mail hosting purposes, however, you can avail of a standard shared web hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's very used, since the website hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by two different web servers, often owned by different web hosts.
Shared Hosting - the most widely spread and universally utilized hosting service as of now. It's utilized for hosting website files, whose type is dependent on the OS the web hosting server is using - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files necessitate different web server OSs, or else they won't be exhibited appropriately on the World Wide Web. This form of hosting may have disk storage space and web traffic limits, root-level access and CPU usage limitations.
Based on the purpose and on the usage, the user should pick the type of web hosting server that he requires for his project, and, of course, the hosting distributor that's going to supply it. There are different kinds of web servers, depending on the specifications and the web hosting services that they offer. These are:
Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared hosting server offers a smaller quantity of resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small and middle scale web portals, which do not need enormous amounts of data storage and web traffic.
Semi-dedicated Servers - they perform on the very same principle as the shared web hosting servers. In spite of that, there are much fewer customers accommodated on the same server. Because of that, each of them will obtain a greater share of the web server's resources like RAM, web storage, web traffic and CPU. Excellent for hosting immense web portals that do not demand root access.
Virtual private servers are perfect for middle scale websites, which do demand root access to the web hosting server's configuration files. Usually, there are a number of private virtual web server accounts located on the same physical machine. In spite of that, each of them is autonomous from the rest and runs its own OS.
Dedicated Server - a fully dedicated machine configured and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees an enormous quantity of resources. It also offers complete root-level access, which renders it an ideal platform for any type of web page that demands a website hosting service.
The only question that remains is:
Which web hosting firm should I opt for?
As mentioned above, there aren't many providers offering warez hosting solutions due to legal problems. Such companies are being shut down practically every month. That is why, if you wish to offer such a service, you should do it on your very own computer. The shared website hosting solution is the most widely spread kind of web hosting service. So, each web hosting supplier provides it. Not all of them, though, provide solutions such as Virtual Private Servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated hosting servers. Most of the small sized website hosting companies do not have the means needed for offering those solutions. You can quickly identify such web hosting companies by the sorts of solutions that they are providing and by the manner in which they present them to the clientele. For example, certain providers allow you to commence with a low-end hosting plan and then upgrade to a more powerful one, if you consider it obligatory to do so. This is extremely suitable, because you do not need to transmit websites between servers and there is no chance of experiencing network downtime because of all the predicaments that may arise.
We, at D3 Web Host provide all kinds of solutions and have the required hosting server resources and personnel to ensure that their clients will not face any complications when changing services, which is what a top hosting corporation is in fact all about.