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Definition of Shared Hosting

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As its name implies, shared hosting is a service, which involves hosting online content. There are different varieties and types of hosting, based on the mission and on the objectives. In spite of that, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available throughout the Web. A host is in fact a web hosting service that is linked to the Internet and has its own Internet Protocol address, which allows people to have access to it through the World Wide Web. The hosting server's architecture and its limitations are determined by the sort of hosting solution it will be used for.

What are the different types of hosting?

Depending on the usage, the professional hosting solution may be:

File Storage Hosting - this form of hosting enables the users to keep their files on a specific web server. With the routine file hosting service, the files that are accommodated may only be accessed by the customer that's availing of the service. This web hosting service typically appertains to backups of personal computers , documents, personal files and even other servers. This solution may also involve given limits when it comes to the web space and the root access. There may also be traffic limitations, but that depends on the given web hosting service provider.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is quite similar to the previous hosting service type. Still, in contrast with the file hosting service, the warez web hosting solution is used for disseminating proprietary work without being given the go-ahead by the licence holder. In short - it is connected with the criminal propagation of files and documents. There are numerous methods for this to be done, but the 2 essential ways are - via plain HTTP downloading and via P2P connections. The first approach involves either a given web portal, or, most often, just a directory on a server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download patented files for free. The second method involves a P2P connection, making use of the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users share files between each other. There are not many website hosting corporations that permit that form of hosting on their hosting servers, mainly due to all the judicial complications that it involves. Usually such sites are hosted on private dedicated hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Email Hosting - this solution is used with both shared web hosting and dedicated web hosting servers, based on the client's intention. If you wish to run your own private SMTP server, then you will require either a virtual web server or a dedicated web server that provides the access level needed to carry out such an assignment. For normal mail hosting purposes, though, you can set up a conventional shared web hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's widely used, because the web hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by 2 separate servers, often owned by separate hosting providers.

Shared Hosting - the most widely spread and immensely used hosting service today. It's utilized for hosting site files, whose kind is dependent on the OS the hosting server is using - Linux or Windows. Different types of files need concrete hosting server OSs, or else they won't be shown appropriately on the Web. This form of hosting may have server space and web traffic quota limits, server root access and CPU usage restrictions.

Based on the purpose and on the objectives, the client should select the type of web hosting server that he demands for his project, and, of course, the web hosting supplier that's going to furnish it. There are various kinds of web servers, based on the configuration and the hosting services that they provide. These are:

Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared web server includes a smaller quantity of system resources, which, of course, is reflected on the cost of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small and medium sized online portals, which do not demand enormous amounts of disk storage and traffic.

Semi-dedicated Servers - they perform on the very same principle as the shared web servers. However, there are much fewer users hosted on the same web server. Hence, each of them will have a greater quota of the hosting server's resources like RAM, server space, traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting enormous web portals that do not require root access.

Virtual private servers are excellent for middle scale web pages, which do demand root access to the web hosting server's config files. Commonly, there are a few VPS web hosting accounts placed on the same machine. Yet, each of them is independent from the other ones and runs its own Operating System.

Dedicated Server - a fully dedicated web hosting server set up and accessed by you and solely you. It ensures a huge amount of resources. It also offers complete root access, which makes it the optimal environment for any kind of online portal that requires a hosting service.

The only question that's left is:

Which website hosting supplier should I choose?

As already mentioned, there are very few companies providing warez web hosting solutions due to judicial entanglements. Such web hosting companies are being shut down virtually every month. Because of that, if you wish to provide such a service, you should do it on your own computer. The shared website hosting service is the most widely spread kind of web hosting service. Because of that, each website hosting supplier offers it. Not all of them, though, provide services such as virtual private hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated hosting servers. Most of the small sized web hosting distributors do not have the means demanded for maintaining those solutions. You can quickly ID such web hosting companies by the kinds of solutions that they are providing and by the manner in which they introduce them to the clients. For instance, some companies permit you to start with a small scale website hosting package and afterwards move to a more advanced one, if you deem it obligatory to do so. This is quite suitable, because you do not have to relocate sites between web servers and there is no chance of experiencing service outages due to all the problems that may appear.

We, at World Host Group offer all kinds of services and have the adequate web hosting server resources and staff to ensure that their clients will not suffer any hassles when swapping services, which is what a top hosting distributor is actually all about.

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