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Definition of Shared Web Hosting
As its name indicates, shared web hosting is a service, which involves hosting web content. There are different varieties and kinds of web hosting, depending on the goals and on the functions. Nonetheless, they all refer to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the Web. A host is actually a web hosting service that is connected to the Web and has its very own Internet Protocol address, which allows people to access it through the Web. The web server's architecture and its resources depend on the type of hosting service it's going to be used for.
What are the various types of web hosting?
Depending on the mission, the business hosting solution may be:
File Storage Hosting - this type of hosting allows the customers to accommodate their files on a certain hosting server. With the conventional file web hosting solution, the files that are hosted may only be accessed by the client that's utilizing the service. This web hosting solution mainly is associated with backups of personal computers , documents, personal files and even other hosting servers. This service may also include certain limits with regard to the data storage and the root-level access. There may also be web traffic quota limits, but that is dependent on the particular web hosting provider.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is very similar to the previous hosting service form. Even so, in contrast with the file web hosting solution, the warez hosting service is used for circulating copyrighted content without being given the go-ahead by the patent owner. To cut a long story short - it is related to the illegal distribution of files and docs. There are multiple methods for this to be executed, but the 2 chief methods are - through plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first way entails either a specific site, or, most typically, simply a directory on a web server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download proprietary content free of cost. The second approach entails a P2P connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent servers, via which people exchange files between each other. There aren't many website hosting distributors that allow such type of web hosting on their web servers, chiefly owing to all the judicial problems that it presupposes. Generally such web sites are hosted on private dedicated servers that are registered by third-party corporations either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Mail Web Hosting - this service is used with both shared web hosting and dedicated servers, based on the user's intention. If you desire to create your very own private SMTP e-mail server, then you will require either a VPS web server or a dedicated hosting server that offers the level of access needed to execute such an assignment. For common email web hosting ends, however, you can create a regular shared web hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain. This is not a service that's widely used, because the website hosting and the email hosting services are being served by 2 different servers, often belonging to separate web hosting providers.
Shared Web Hosting - the most widespread and widely utilized hosting service these days. It's used for hosting site files, whose kind depends on the OS the web hosting server is running - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files require specific server OSs, otherwise they won't be shown appropriately on the World Wide Web. This sort of hosting may have disk storage and web traffic limits, server root access and central processing unit usage limitations.
Depending on the goals and on the objectives, the client should choose the kind of server that he demands for his project, and, of course, the web hosting provider that's going to supply it. There are various sorts of web hosting servers, based on the specs and the web hosting services that they offer. These are:
Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared website hosting server offers a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, is reflected on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small and medium size web portals, which do not demand large quantities of disk storage space and traffic.
Semi-dedicated Server Web Hosting - they perform on the same principle as the shared website hosting servers. Even so, there are much fewer users hosted on the same hosting server. Therefore, each of them will have a bigger share of the hosting server's resources like RAM, server storage space, web traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting immense web portals that do not demand root access.
VPS web hosting are perfect for middle size web portals, which do need root access to the server's configuration files. Traditionally, there are a handful of VPS server hosting accounts sharing the same machine. Yet, each of them is isolated from the others and runs its own Operating System.
Dedicated Server Web Hosting - a fully dedicated hosting server configured and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees an enormous amount of resources. It also includes server root access, which renders it an excellent solution for any kind of web portal that demands a web hosting service.
The only question that remains is:
Which web hosting supplier should I opt for?
As mentioned above, there are not many hosting providers offering warez web hosting solutions due to judicial entanglements. Such web hosts are being closed down almost every month. Therefore, if you want to offer such a service, you should do it on your own personal computer. The shared website hosting service is the most widely spread kind of web hosting service. Hence, every website hosting distributor offers it. Not all of them, however, provide solutions such as private virtual web servers, Semi-dedicated Server Web Hosting and dedicated hosting servers. Most of the small sized web hosting providers do not have the means needed for maintaining those services. You can effortlessly recognize such hosts by the sorts of solutions that they are making available and by the manner in which they present them to the customers. For instance, certain providers allow you to start with a small sized web hosting package and then shift to a more powerful one, if you find it compulsory to do so. This is very convenient, because you do not have to transfer sites between hosting servers and there is no risk of facing service outages due to all the problems that may take place.
We, at Lizzdmc Productions LLC offer all kinds of services and possess the needed web server resources and personnel to assure that their customers will not experience any problems when changing services, which is what a top hosting provider is actually all about.