What is Shared Hosting?
As its name signifies, shared hosting is a service, which involves hosting web content. There are various varieties and types of hosting, depending on the goals and on the functions. Still, they all entail hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible through the World Wide Web. A host is in fact a web server that is linked to the Web and has its own IP address, which enables users to access it via the Internet. The web hosting server's configuration and its limitations depend on the type of hosting solution it's going to be utilized for.
What are the various forms of hosting?
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Depending on the mission, the professional web hosting service may be:
File Storage Hosting - this form of web hosting enables the users to accommodate their files on a certain server. With the classic file storage hosting service, the files that are hosted may only be accessed by the user that's availing of the service. This web hosting solution generally is related to backups of PCs , docs, private files and even other servers. This service may also involve certain limits in terms of the server space and the root privileges. There may also be bandwidth limits, but that depends on the given hosting provider.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting service is quite similar to the previous hosting service type. Yet, in contrast with the file storage hosting service, the warez hosting service is used for distributing copyrighted content without being green-lighted by the copyright proprietor. In brief - it is associated with the illegitimate distribution of files and documents. There are many 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 one involves either a certain site, or, most commonly, simply a directory on a web hosting server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download proprietary content free of cost. The second approach entails a P2P connection, availing of the so-called Torrent servers, via which users transmit files between each other. There are a few web hosting vendors that permit that type of web hosting on their web servers, mostly because of all the legal troubles that it entails. Commonly such web portals are hosted on private dedicated hosting servers that are registered by third-party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Mail Web Hosting - this solution is utilized with both shared web hosting and dedicated web hosting servers, based on the user's wish. If you desire to launch your own personal SMTP electronic mail server, then you will need either a virtual web server or a dedicated hosting server that offers the level of access needed to carry out such an operation. For traditional mail hosting purposes, though, you can set up an average shared website hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain name. This is not a service that's widely popular, because the web hosting and the email hosting services are being served by two separate servers, often owned by separate web hosts.
Shared Hosting - the most widely spread and immensely used hosting service at the moment. It's utilized for hosting web site files, whose type is dependent on the Operating System the web hosting server is running - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files request different web server Operating Systems, otherwise they won't be displayed accurately on the World Wide Web. This type of hosting may have web storage and bandwidth quota limitations, server root access and CPU usage limitations.
Depending on the purpose and on the usage, the user should select the sort of hosting server that he demands for his work, and, of course, the website hosting corporation that's going to supply it. There are different sorts of servers, based on the configuration and the website hosting services that they offer. These are:
Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared website hosting server includes a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small size and medium sized online portals, which do not need large amounts of web storage and web traffic.
Semi-dedicated Servers - they operate on the same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Nonetheless, there are much fewer clients hosted on the same server. For that reason, each of them will have a larger share of the web server's resources like RAM, data storage, traffic and CPU. Excellent for hosting enormous sites that do not demand complete root-level access.
Virtual private servers are excellent for medium scale websites, which do need root access to the web server's configuration files. Generally, there are a few virtual web server hosting accounts hosted on the same server. Nevertheless, each of them is independent from the other ones and runs its own Operating System.
Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated server configured and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a vast quantity of system resources. It also includes full server root access, which makes it an ideal platform for any kind of online portal that necessitates a web hosting solution.
The only question that's left is:
Which hosting company should I opt for?
As mentioned above, there are not many web hosts providing warez web hosting solutions because of legal troubles. Such providers are being shut down virtually every month. For that reason, if you would like to offer such a service, you should do it on your own PC. The shared website hosting service is the most popular type of web hosting service. Because of that, every web hosting firm provides it. Not all of them, though, provide services such as virtual hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated web servers. Most of the small sized web hosting distributors do not have the means needed for maintaining those solutions. You can effortlessly recognize such hosts by the sorts of services that they are offering and by the manner in which they introduce them to the customers. For instance, some companies allow you to commence with a low-end website hosting package and subsequently shift to a bigger one, if you find it necessary to do so. This is extremely convenient, since you do not have to transmit web pages between web hosting servers and there is no risk of experiencing service outages because of all the complications that may appear.
We, at Elias Store provide all types of solutions and have the required web hosting server resources and personnel to ensure that their clients will not stumble upon any hassles when swapping services, which is what a top hosting supplier is actually all about.