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Description of Web Hosting

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As its name suggests, web hosting is a service, which entails hosting web content. There are various varieties and kinds of 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 Internet. A host is actually a server that is connected to the Internet and has its own personal Internet Protocol address, which permits users to have access to it via the Web. The web server's architecture and its system resources depend on the form of hosting solution it will be utilized for.

What are the various forms of web hosting?

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

File Web Hosting - this form of hosting permits the clients to store their files on a given hosting server. With the ordinary file web hosting service, the files that are stored may only be accessed by the person that's utilizing the service. This hosting solution usually entails backups of computers , docs, private files and even other web servers. This service may also involve given limitations in relation to the data storage space and the root access. There may also be web traffic quota limits, but that depends on the actual provider.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting service is very similar to the previous web hosting service form. However, in contrast with the file web hosting service, the warez hosting solution is utilized for disseminating copyrighted content without being given the green light by the licence owner. To cut a long story short - it is related to the illegal distribution of files and docs. There are lots of ways for this to be performed, but the two principal ways are - through simple HTTP downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first method entails either a particular website, or, most often, just a directory on a server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thereby download proprietary materials free of charge. The second way involves a P2P connection, using the so-called Torrent servers, via which people transfer files between each other. There are just a few web hosting providers that permit that type of web hosting on their web hosting servers, mostly owing to all the judicial complications that it involves. Commonly such sites are hosted on private dedicated servers that are registered by 3rd party enterprises either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Electronic Mail Hosting - this service is utilized with both shared web hosting and dedicated hosting servers, depending on the user's wish. If you want to create your own personal SMTP electronic mail server, then you will require either a virtual private hosting server or a dedicated web hosting server that offers the access level needed to accomplish such an operation. For conventional electronic mail hosting purposes, however, you can utilize a normal shared web hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a service that's widely famous, since the website hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by 2 separate servers, often belonging to separate hosts.

Web Hosting - the most widely spread and largely used hosting service as of today. It's utilized for hosting web site files, whose kind depends on the Operating System the server is using - Linux or Windows. Different types of files demand specific hosting server OSs, otherwise they won't be shown properly on the Internet. This sort of hosting may include server storage and bandwidth limits, server root access and CPU usage limitations.

Depending on the goals and on the objectives, the user should choose the type of web hosting server that he needs for his project, and, of course, the web hosting firm that's going to supply it. There are several sorts of hosting servers, depending on the specifications and the hosting solutions that they provide. These are:

Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared hosting server includes a smaller quantity of system resources, which, of course, is reflected on the cost of the service. It can be used for hosting small scale and medium sized web portals, which do not need vast amounts of data storage and traffic.

Semi-dedicated Hosting - they perform on the very same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Even so, there are much less customers sharing the same server. Hence, each of them will have a larger quota of the server's resources like RAM, disk storage space, web traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting bulky web pages that do not require full server root access.

VPS hosting are ideal for middle size web sites, which do demand root-level access to the server's configuration files. Usually, there are a handful of VPS web hosting accounts situated on the same machine. Nevertheless, each of them is autonomous from the other ones and runs its own OS.

Dedicated Hosting - a fully dedicated hosting server configured and accessed by you and only you. It ensures a considerable quantity of system resources. It also includes server root access, which makes it the optimal environment for any type of web portal that demands a web hosting service.

The sole question that's left is:

Which website hosting vendor should I pick?

As mentioned, there are just a few companies offering warez hosting solutions because of judicial problems. Such hosting providers are being closed down virtually every month. Because of that, if you wish to create such a service, you should do it on your own computer. The shared web hosting service is the most famous kind of hosting service. For that reason, each and every hosting firm offers it. Not all of them, however, provide solutions such as Virtual Private Servers, Semi-dedicated Hosting and dedicated web servers. Most of the small sized website hosting firms do not have the means needed for maintaining those solutions. You can quickly recognize such hosting companies by the kinds of services that they are making available and by the way that they introduce them to the clients. For example, certain web hosting companies permit you to start with a low-end hosting account and then move to a more advanced one, if you deem it obligatory to do so. This is very convenient, since you do not have to transfer web pages between hosting servers and there is no risk of suffering outages because of all the complications that may crop up.

We, at eBD Hosting offer all kinds of solutions and have the adequate web hosting server resources and personnel to assure that their clients will not face any troubles when swapping services, which is what a top hosting company is in fact all about.

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