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What Does Web Hosting Mean?

As its name hints, web hosting is a solution, which entails hosting online content. There are different forms and kinds of web hosting, based on the mission and on the functions. Nonetheless, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the Internet. A host is in fact a web hosting service that is linked to the Web and has its very own IP address, which enables users to access it through the Internet. The hosting server's configuration and its system resources are dependent on the form of web hosting solution it will be used for.

What are the different forms of web hosting?

Based on the application, the web hosting solution may be:

File Web Hosting - this form of hosting enables the users to stash their files on a specific hosting server. With the normal file web hosting solution, the files that are accommodated may only be accessed by the person that's utilizing the service. This hosting service generally is associated with backups of computers , docs, personal files and even other web hosting servers. This service may also include given restrictions in relation to the server space and the root-level access. There may also be web traffic quota limitations, but that is dependent on the actual web hosting provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting service is comparable with the previous web hosting service form. Nonetheless, unlike the file storage web hosting service, the warez hosting service is utilized for transmitting licensed work without being okayed by the license bearer. To put it briefly - it entails the illegitimate transmission of files and docs. There are a lot of ways for this to be executed, but the 2 chief approaches are - through simple HTTP downloading and via P2P connections. The first method entails either a given site, or, most typically, just a directory on a web server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download patented content free of cost. The second way entails a P2P connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent servers, via which users transmit files between each other. There are very few web hosting corporations that allow that type of hosting on their web servers, mainly due to all the legal troubles that it entails. Usually such web sites are hosted on personal dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party enterprises either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Mail Web Hosting - this service is used with both shared web hosting and dedicated web servers, depending on the customer's wish. If you wish to build your very own private SMTP mail server, then you will require either a virtual web hosting server or a dedicated server that offers the access level needed to accomplish such a task. For routine email web hosting ends, though, you can create a normal shared website hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain name. This is not a service that's very used, since the website hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by two separate web servers, usually owned by different web hosting providers.

Web Hosting - the most popular and regularly used hosting service today. It's utilized for hosting site files, whose sort is determined by the OS the server is using - Linux or Windows. Different types of files require specific web server OSs, otherwise they won't be displayed appropriately on the Internet. This type of web hosting may have data storage space and web traffic quota limits, root access and central processing unit usage limitations.

Depending on the aims and on the objectives, the user should select the type of server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the hosting firm that's going to provide it. There are several sorts of web hosting servers, depending on the specifications and the web hosting solutions that they provide. These are:

Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared website hosting server offers a smaller quantity of system resources, which, of course, reflects on the cost of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small size and middle sized web sites, which do not require vast amounts of storage space and web traffic.

Semi-dedicated Hosting - they are based on the very same principle as the shared website hosting servers. However, there are much fewer customers sharing the same web server. That is why, each of them will receive a greater quota of the server's resources like RAM, server storage, bandwidth and CPU. Excellent for hosting huge web pages that do not require complete root-level access.

VPS hosting are perfect for middle scale web pages, which do demand root-level access to the web server's configuration files. Commonly, there are a number of VPS accounts sharing the same server. However, each of them is insulated from the rest and runs its own Operating System.

Dedicated Hosting - a completely dedicated machine set up and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees a big amount of system resources. It also provides full root-level access, which renders it the optimal solution for any type of web portal that requires a web hosting solution.

The only question that's left is:

Which web hosting firm should I pick?

As stated above, there aren't many companies providing warez hosting solutions because of legal entanglements. Such providers are being closed down almost every month. Therefore, if you wish to set up such a service, you should do it on your very own personal computer. The shared web hosting service is the most widely spread kind of web hosting service. Therefore, every web hosting vendor provides it. Not all of them, though, offer solutions such as private virtual web servers, Semi-dedicated Hosting and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the small sized web hosting corporations do not have the resources needed for maintaining those services. You can quickly identify such hosting companies by the types of services that they are making available and by the manner in which they introduce them to the customers. For example, some hosts allow you to kick off with a low-end web hosting plan and then upgrade to a more powerful one, if you find it compulsory to do so. This is extremely convenient, since you do not need to transmit web portals between web hosting servers and there is no chance of facing service interruptions due to all the predicaments that may take place.

We, at Real Web Services offer all types of services and possess the necessary web server resources and staff to assure that their customers will not suffer any troubles when changing services, which is what a top hosting supplier is actually all about.