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As its name implies, website hosting is a service, which entails hosting online content. There are different forms and types of website hosting, depending on the goals and on the functions. In spite of that, they all are related to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible through the Web. A web host is in fact a hosting server that is linked to the World Wide Web and has its very own IP address, which enables people to gain access to it through the Internet. The web hosting server's architecture and its resources are dependent on the type of hosting solution it's going to be utilized for.

What are the different forms of hosting?

Depending on the usage, the hosting service may be:

File Storage Hosting - this type of hosting allows the customers to save their files on a specific web hosting server. With the conventional file storage web hosting solution, the files that are hosted may only be accessed by the customer that's using the service. This hosting service usually concerns backups of computers , documents, private files and even other web servers. This service may also involve certain limits with regard to the web storage and the root privileges. There may also be bandwidth limits, but that depends on the actual hosting service provider.

Lonex (Personal Plan)
$3.95
per month
Web Server Storage: Unlimited
Web Hosting Traffic: Unlimited
Hosted Hostnames: 1
Mailboxes: 100
FTPs: Unlimited
Parked Domains: Unlimited
Free Domain Registration: Yes
InnoDB: Yes
Node.js: Optional
Memcached: Optional
Web Service Continuity: 99.9% Uptime

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is quite similar to the previous web hosting service type. Nonetheless, in contrast with the file storage web hosting solution, the warez hosting service is utilized for propagating copyrighted materials without being given the okay to do so by the licence bearer. To cut a long story short - it refers to the criminal dissemination of files and docs. There are numerous ways for this to be attained, but the two principal ways are - through plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first approach entails either a certain site, or, most often, simply a directory on a server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download copyrighted materials free of cost. The second method entails a peer-to-peer connection, making use of the so-called Torrent web servers, through which people exchange files between each other. There are just a few webspace hosting distributors that permit that form of hosting on their web servers, mainly due to all the judicial problems that it involves. Usually such web pages are hosted on personal dedicated web servers that are registered by third-party corporations either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Mail Web Hosting - this solution is relevant with both shared web page hosting and immense, based on the client's intention. If you want to launch your very own private SMTP server, then you will need either a virtual web hosting server or a dedicated web hosting server that provides the level of access required to accomplish such a procedure. For routine mail web hosting purposes, though, you can use an ordinary shared web space hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's very popular, since the web site hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by 2 different web servers, usually owned by separate web hosting providers.

Site Hosting - the most famous and broadly utilized hosting service these days. It's utilized for hosting website files, whose sort is dependent on the Operating System the server is utilizing - Linux or Windows. Different types of files request specific hosting server OSs, or else they won't be exhibited appropriately on the Web. This sort of web hosting may include disk storage space and traffic quota limitations, root access and CPU usage restrictions.

Depending on the mission and on the objectives, the client should select the type of web server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the web site hosting distributor that's going to furnish it. There are various types of servers, based on the specifications and the webspace hosting services that they offer. These are:

Shared Hosting Servers - a shared web space hosting server includes a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, is manifested in the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small and medium size web portals, which do not require immense quantities of web storage space and bandwidth.

Semi-dedicated Servers - they perform on the same principle as the shared web space hosting servers. In spite of that, there are much less customers accommodated on the same web hosting server. For that reason, each of them will receive a larger quota of the web server's resources like RAM, disk storage space, web traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting enormous web pages that do not require full server root access.

VPS Hosting Servers - the private virtual servers are perfect for medium scale web pages, which do require root access to the server's configuration files. Generally, there are a handful of VPS hosting accounts accommodated on the same physical server. Still, each of them is insulated from the rest and runs its own Operating System.

Dedicated Hosting Servers - a fully dedicated physical machine set up and accessed by you and solely you. It ensures a great quantity of resources. It also provides root access, which renders it an ideal platform for any sort of web page that requires a site hosting solution.

The only question that remains is:

Which webspace hosting firm should I pick?

As already stated, there are very few providers offering warez hosting solutions due to legal problems. Such companies are being closed down practically every month. Because of that, if you wish to start such a service, you should do it on your own personal computer. The shared web page hosting service is the most popular type of web hosting service. Therefore, each web site hosting company provides it. Not all of them, though, offer services such as VPSs, semi-dedicated hosting servers and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the smaller website hosting distributors do not have the resources required for maintaining those services. Therefore it's always best to settle on a bigger hosting company that can furnish its clients with all the services that they want. You can easily recognize such web hosts by the sorts of services that they are offering and by the way that they introduce them to the clients. For instance, some companies allow you to begin with a low-end webspace hosting package and subsequently upgrade to a more advanced one, if you consider it mandatory to do so. This is very convenient, since you do not have to move web portals between web servers and there is no risk of facing service disturbances due to all the predicaments that may arise. Web hosting providers like Lonex are offering all kinds of solutions and have the necessary hosting server resources and staff to guarantee that their clients will not run into any hassles when swapping services, which is what a top hosting corporation is in fact all about.