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Definition of Shared Hosting

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As its name indicates, shared hosting is a service, which entails hosting web content. There are various forms and kinds of web hosting, based on the aims and on the objectives. Nevertheless, they all entail hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible through the Web. A web host is in fact a hosting server that is connected to the Web and has its own personal Internet Protocol address, which permits users to gain access to it via the World Wide Web. The web hosting server's architecture and its system resources are determined by the form of web hosting service it's going to be utilized for.

What are the different forms of web hosting?

Depending on the goal, the business hosting solution may be:

File Web Hosting - this form of hosting enables the clients to stash their files on a specific hosting server. With the typical file storage web hosting service, the files that are stored may only be accessed by the client that's utilizing the service. This web hosting solution generally applies to backups of personal computers , documents, personal files and even other servers. This solution may also have certain restrictions in terms of the web storage and the root-level access. There may also be bandwidth limits, but that is dependent on the particular hosting provider.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting service is resembling the previous web hosting service form. Even so, unlike the file storage web hosting service, the warez hosting service is utilized for circulating patented content without the sanction of the copyright possessor. To put it briefly - it is associated with the criminal distribution of files and documents. There are lots of approaches for this to be carried out, but the two essential methods are - through simple HTTP downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first one involves either some web portal, or, most typically, simply a directory on a server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download copyrighted docs for free. The second method involves a P2P connection, using the so-called Torrent web servers, via which users exchange files between each other. There are a few web hosting distributors that permit such type of hosting on their hosting servers, chiefly because of all the judicial complications that it entails. Typically such web portals are hosted on private dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Email Web Hosting - this solution is used with both shared web hosting and dedicated hosting servers, based on the user's intention. If you wish to set up your very own personal SMTP email server, then you will need either a virtual web hosting server or a dedicated web hosting server that offers the level of access needed to accomplish such a procedure. For conventional email hosting ends, though, you can set up a plain shared web hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's widely famous, since the website hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by two separate servers, often belonging to separate companies.

Shared Hosting - the most widely spread and immensely used hosting service as of now. It's used for hosting site files, whose kind is determined by the Operating System the web server is making use of - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files require specific hosting server Operating Systems, or else they won't be exhibited correctly on the Web. This sort of hosting may contain data storage space and bandwidth quota limits, server root access and CPU usage limits.

Based on the aims and on the functions, the user should choose the kind of web hosting server that he requires for his project, and, of course, the hosting distributor that's going to supply it. There are several types of hosting servers, based on the configuration and the web hosting solutions that they provide. These are:

Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared hosting server includes a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, is manifested in the cost of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small sized and middle sized web portals, which do not require considerable quantities of server space and bandwidth.

Semi-dedicated Servers - they operate on the same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Yet, there are much less clients accommodated on the same server. That is why, each of them will receive a larger share of the server's resources like RAM, server storage space, web traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting popular web portals that do not require full root access.

Virtual private servers are perfect for middle sized sites, which do require root-level access to the hosting server's configuration files. Commonly, there are a handful of private virtual hosting server accounts situated on the same physical server. Nonetheless, each of them is independent from the others and has its own Operating System.

Dedicated Server - a fully dedicated physical machine set up and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees an immense quantity of system resources. It also includes server root access, which renders it the optimal platform for any sort of online portal that needs a web hosting solution.

The sole question that remains is:

Which hosting distributor should I settle on?

As mentioned, there are very few companies providing warez hosting services because of judicial complications. Such hosting companies are being closed down practically every month. Therefore, if you want to provide such a service, you should do it on your own personal computer. The shared website hosting solution is the most popular kind of web hosting service. That is why, each and every website hosting provider offers it. Not all of them, though, provide services such as private virtual hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated web servers. Most of the smaller web hosting companies do not have the resources needed for offering those services. You can effortlessly identify such web hosting companies by the kinds of solutions that they are making available and by the manner in which they present them to the clients. For instance, some web hosts allow you to commence with a smaller web hosting package and then move to a more powerful one, if you consider it obligatory to do so. This is quite suitable, since you do not need to transmit websites between web servers and there is no danger of experiencing service interruptions due to all the complications that may arise.

We, at Pro Host Z offer all types of services and have the necessary web hosting server resources and staff to ensure that their customers will not chance upon any hassles when changing services, which is what a top hosting provider is actually all about.

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