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What is Shared Hosting?

As its name implies, shared hosting is a solution, which entails hosting online content. There are various forms and types of web hosting, based on the aims and on the usage. Nevertheless, they all refer to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible throughout the Internet. A web host is actually a server that is linked to the World Wide Web and has its very own Internet Protocol address, which enables people to gain access to it via the Internet. The hosting server's configuration and its system resources are subject to the type of hosting solution it will be utilized for.

What are the different types of web hosting?

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

File Storage Web Hosting - this form of hosting permits the customers to accommodate their files on a specific web hosting server. With the customary file hosting service, the files that are saved may only be accessed by the person that's availing of the service. This web hosting service typically involves backups of personal computers , documents, private files and even other web servers. This solution may also involve certain restrictions in relation to the web storage space and the root access. There may also be web traffic limitations, but that depends on the given hosting provider.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is very similar to the previous hosting service type. In spite of that, unlike the file storage hosting solution, the warez web hosting solution is used for spreading licensed work without being given the green light by the copyright holder. To cut a long story short - it is associated with the unlawful dissemination of files and docs. There are numerous ways for this to be achieved, but the 2 main approaches are - via plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first approach involves either some web portal, or, most often, simply a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download patented materials free of charge. The second approach entails a P2P connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent servers, through which people swap files between each other. There are very few web hosting distributors that allow such form of web hosting on their web hosting servers, chiefly due to all the judicial complications that it presupposes. Generally such web sites are hosted on personal dedicated hosting servers that are registered by third-party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Email Web Hosting - this solution is applicable with both shared web hosting and dedicated web hosting servers, based on the client's desire. If you want to set up your own private SMTP server, then you will need either a virtual private hosting server or a dedicated web hosting server that offers the level of access required to perform such an operation. For customary electronic mail web hosting purposes, though, you can utilize a regular 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 web hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by two different web servers, often belonging to separate web hosting providers.

Shared Hosting - the most widely spread and commonly used hosting service today. It's utilized for hosting website files, whose sort depends on the OS the hosting server is running - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files request different web hosting server Operating Systems, or else they won't be exhibited correctly on the Internet. This kind of web hosting may have data space and bandwidth restrictions, root access and CPU usage limits.

Based on the mission and on the objectives, the user should choose the kind of web server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the hosting company that's going to supply it. There are several sorts of servers, depending on the specifications and the website hosting services that they offer. These are:

Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server provides a smaller quantity of resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small scale and medium sized online portals, which do not need large quantities of web storage and web traffic.

Semi-dedicated Servers - they operate on the very same principle as the shared website hosting servers. Nonetheless, there are much less customers sharing the same web hosting server. Because of that, each of them will receive a greater share of the web server's resources like RAM, disk storage space, bandwidth and CPU. Excellent for hosting enormous web pages that do not require complete root-level access.

Virtual private servers are excellent for medium size web sites, which do demand root access to the web hosting server's configuration files. Typically, there are a number of virtual private web server accounts located on the same physical server. Yet, each of them is insulated from the others and runs its own Operating System.

Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated machine configured and accessed by you and solely you. It ensures a huge quantity of system resources. It also provides full root privileges, which renders it the optimal solution for any kind of web site that requires a web hosting service.

The sole question that remains is:

Which web hosting distributor should I settle on?

As stated above, there are very few hosts providing warez web hosting services because of legal problems. Such web hosting companies are being closed down virtually every month. Because of that, if you wish to create such a service, you should do it on your very own PC. The shared hosting service is the most widely spread kind of hosting service. So, each and every website hosting vendor provides it. Not all of them, though, provide services such as VPS hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated servers. Most of the small sized hosting distributors do not have the resources required for offering those services. You can quickly ID such hosting companies by the kinds of services that they are offering and by the way that they present them to the clients. For instance, some companies allow you to begin with a small scale website hosting account and afterwards shift to a bigger one, if you find it compulsory to do so. This is extremely suitable, because you do not need to transmit sites between web hosting servers and there is no risk of facing service disturbances because of all the complications that may occur.

We, at Host2net Limited offer all sorts of services and have the required web server resources and staff to ensure that their clients will not chance upon any troubles when swapping services, which is what a top hosting firm is in fact all about.