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What is Shared Hosting?

As its name implies, shared hosting is a service, which involves hosting online content. There are different forms and types of web hosting, depending on the purpose and on the functions. However, they all are associated with hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the Internet. A host is in fact a web server that is connected to the Internet and has its very own Internet Protocol address, which enables users to get access to it through the Internet. The web hosting server's configuration and its resources are dependent on the type of web hosting solution it will be used for.

What are the various forms of web hosting?

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Depending on the function, the web hosting solution may be:

File Hosting - this type of hosting enables the customers to deposit their files on a certain server. With the routine file storage hosting service, the files that are saved may only be accessed by the person that's using the service. This hosting service generally is connected with backups of PCs , docs, private files and even other web servers. This solution may also contain certain restrictions in terms of the data space and the root access. There may also be traffic quota limitations, but that is dependent on the actual hosting service provider.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting service is very similar to the previous hosting service type. Still, unlike the file hosting solution, the warez hosting service is utilized for circulating patented materials without being green-lighted by the copyright keeper. To cut a long story short - it involves the illegitimate circulation of files and docs. There are many ways for this to be accomplished, but the 2 main approaches are - via simple Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first approach entails either a certain web page, or, most typically, just a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download patented materials free of cost. The second method entails a P2P connection, using the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users share files between each other. There aren't many web hosting firms that allow such type of hosting on their servers, mainly because of all the judicial predicaments that it entails. Usually such websites are hosted on personal dedicated web servers that are registered by third-party enterprises either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Electronic Mail Hosting - this service is applicable with both shared web hosting and dedicated web servers, based on the user's intention. If you desire to create your own private SMTP electronic mail server, then you will need either a private virtual web server or a dedicated web server that provides the access level required to execute such an operation. For conventional mail hosting ends, though, you can avail of a normal shared web hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain. This is not a solution that's very used, since the website hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by two separate servers, usually belonging to separate firms.

Shared Hosting - the most popular and frequently utilized hosting service at present. It's used for hosting website files, whose type is dependent on the OS the hosting server is making use of - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files need specific hosting server OSs, or else they won't be exhibited accurately on the Internet. This kind of web hosting may have data storage space and bandwidth quota limitations, server root access and central processing unit usage limitations.

Based on the goals and on the usage, the client should pick the type of web server that he requires for his project, and, of course, the website hosting provider that's going to furnish it. There are various kinds of web servers, depending on the specs and the web hosting solutions that they provide. These are:

Shared Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server offers a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small scale and medium scale web portals, which do not demand large quotas of disk storage and web traffic.

Semi-dedicated Servers - they function on the same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Even so, there are much less customers hosted on the same server. Because of that, each of them will receive a bigger quota of the web hosting server's resources like RAM, server space, traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting enormous sites that do not require complete root access.

Virtual private servers are excellent for medium scale sites, which do need root access to the web hosting server's configuration files. Generally, there are a bunch of virtual private web server accounts situated on the same physical server. Nonetheless, each of them is insulated from the other ones and runs its own OS.

Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated web hosting server set up and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees a colossal amount of resources. It also gives complete server root access, which makes it an ideal solution for any sort of web site that necessitates a web hosting solution.

The sole question that remains is:

Which web hosting vendor should I choose?

As already stated, there aren't many companies providing warez web hosting solutions because of judicial predicaments. Such hosts are being shut down virtually every month. That is why, if you want to offer such a service, you should do it on your own computer. The shared website hosting service is the most famous kind of hosting service. So, each and every web hosting provider provides it. Not all of them, however, provide services such as VPS servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated servers. Most of the smaller website hosting corporations do not have the resources required for maintaining those solutions. You can effortlessly recognize such hosting companies by the sorts of solutions that they are supplying and by the manner in which they present them to the clientele. For instance, some companies allow you to commence with a smaller website hosting package and then shift to a more powerful one, if you consider it necessary to do so. This is quite convenient, since you do not need to transfer web pages between hosting servers and there is no danger of facing service downtime because of all the predicaments that may arise.

We, at hostinertia offer all kinds of solutions and possess the needed hosting server resources and staff to guarantee that their clients will not come across any problems when swapping services, which is what a top hosting company is actually all about.