What In Fact is Shared Hosting
As its name indicates, shared hosting is a solution, which entails hosting online content. There are various forms and kinds of web hosting, based on the goals and on the usage. In spite of that, they all involve hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible through the World Wide Web. A host is in fact a web server that is connected to the Internet and has its own personal IP address, which allows people to gain access to it via the World Wide Web. The web server's architecture and its system resources are determined by the form of web hosting service it's going to be used for.
What are the different forms of web hosting?
Depending on the purpose, the professional web hosting solution may be:
File Web Hosting - this type of web hosting enables the customers to store their files on a given web server. With the typical file storage hosting service, the files that are stored may only be accessed by the client that's availing of the service. This hosting service normally is associated with backups of computers , docs, private files and even other hosting servers. This service may also impose given restrictions in terms of the server storage space and the root privileges. There may also be traffic limitations, but that depends on the particular web hosting provider.
Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is quite similar to the previous hosting service type. Even so, in contrast with the file hosting solution, the warez web hosting solution is utilized for propagating copyrighted content without the blessing of the patent possessor. To cut a long story short - it involves the illegitimate transmission of files and docs. There are lots of approaches for this to be attained, but the two main methods are - through simple HTTP downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first one involves either a specific web portal, or, most commonly, simply a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thereby download proprietary files free of cost. The second method involves a P2P connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent servers, via which people swap files between each other. There are a few hosting providers that allow that type of web hosting on their hosting servers, mostly owing to all the judicial predicaments that it involves. Generally such sites are hosted on private dedicated web servers that are registered by third-party enterprises either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Mail Web Hosting - this solution is applicable with both shared website hosting and dedicated servers, depending on the user's intention. If you would like to set up your own private SMTP server, then you will require either a VPS or a dedicated server that provides the access level needed to perform such a procedure. For standard electronic mail hosting ends, however, you can open a regular shared website hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a solution that's very used, because the web hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by 2 separate web servers, often belonging to separate hosting providers.
Shared Hosting - the most popular and regularly used hosting service as of now. It's used for hosting web site files, whose sort is dependent on the Operating System the server is using - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files demand concrete server OSs, or else they won't be displayed properly on the Internet. This type of hosting may have disk storage space and bandwidth restrictions, root-level access and CPU usage limitations.
Based on the goals and on the usage, the client should pick the type of web hosting server that he needs for his project, and, of course, the website hosting company that's going to provide it. There are different kinds of hosting servers, depending on the specifications and the website hosting services that they provide. These are:
Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server includes a smaller quantity of system resources, which, of course, is manifested in the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small sized and middle size web sites, which do not need vast amounts of data storage and bandwidth.
Semi-dedicated Servers - they function on the very same principle as the shared web hosting servers. In spite of that, there are much less customers sharing the same web hosting server. Therefore, each of them will get a larger share of the hosting server's resources like RAM, web storage, bandwidth and CPU. Excellent for hosting huge web portals that do not require root-level access.
VPS hosting are excellent for middle sized online portals, which do require root-level access to the web hosting server's config files. Traditionally, there are a few virtual server web hosting accounts situated on the same physical machine. Nonetheless, each of them is autonomous from the others and runs its own OS.
Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated machine configured and accessed by you and only you. It ensures a mammoth amount of resources. It also offers full server root access, which makes it an ideal solution for any sort of site that necessitates a website hosting service.
The sole question that's left is:
Which website hosting vendor should I choose?
As stated above, there are just a few hosting companies providing warez web hosting solutions because of judicial entanglements. Such providers are being shut down almost every month. Therefore, if you want to set up such a service, you should do it on your very own computer. The shared website hosting solution is the most famous type of web hosting service. That is why, every website hosting provider offers it. Not all of them, though, offer services such as VPS web servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the small scale website hosting suppliers do not have the means demanded for offering those solutions. You can easily identify such companies by the kinds of services that they are offering and by the way that they present them to the clientele. For instance, some hosting providers permit you to start with a small sized website hosting plan and subsequently move to a more advanced one, if you find it obligatory to do so. This is quite convenient, since you do not need to migrate web sites between web hosting servers and there is no possibility of suffering network outages because of all the complications that may appear.
We, at Elasticis Hosting+ provide all sorts of services and have the adequate web hosting server resources and staff to guarantee that their customers will not face any hassles when changing services, which is what a top hosting vendor is in fact all about.