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Hosting Packages Explanation
As its name suggests, hosting is a service, which entails hosting web content. There are various forms and types of hosting, based on the purpose and on the usage. Even so, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the Web. A web host is in fact a hosting server that is linked to the Web and has its own IP address, which allows people to gain access to it through the Web. The web server's configuration and its resources are determined by the form of web hosting service it will be utilized for.
What are the different types of web hosting?
Depending on the function, the hosting solution may be:
File Storage Hosting - this form of hosting enables the users to save their files on a given web hosting server. With the typical file storage hosting service, the files that are stashed may only be accessed by the individual that's availing of the service. This web hosting solution mainly appertains to backups of personal computers , documents, private files and even other hosting servers. This service may also contain given restrictions with regard to the disk storage space and the root access. There may also be bandwidth quota limitations, but that is dependent on the given web hosting service provider.
Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is resembling the previous web hosting service type. In spite of that, in contrast with the file hosting solution, the warez web hosting service is utilized for transmitting proprietary work without the approval of the license proprietor. In short - it is associated with the unauthorized dissemination of files and materials. There are many ways for this to be achieved, but the 2 essential ways are - through plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through P2P connections. The first way involves either a given web site, or, most commonly, just a directory on a web server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download proprietary materials for free. The second way involves a P2P connection, availing of the so-called Torrent servers, through which users transfer files between each other. There aren't many website hosting firms that allow that form of hosting on their hosting servers, mostly owing to all the legal problems that it involves. Commonly such web pages are hosted on private dedicated servers that are registered by third-party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Email Web Hosting - this service is applicable with both shared web hosting and dedicated hosting servers, based on the customer's intention. If you want to build your own personal SMTP mail server, then you will need either a private virtual web hosting server or a dedicated server that offers the access level required to carry out such an operation. For routine e-mail web hosting purposes, however, you can set up an ordinary shared web hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a service that's very popular, since the web hosting and the email hosting services are being served by 2 separate servers, usually owned by separate web hosts.
Hosting - the most widespread and frequently utilized hosting service at present. It's utilized for hosting site files, whose type is determined by the OS the web hosting server is using - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files necessitate different server Operating Systems, or else they won't be shown correctly on the World Wide Web. This sort of web hosting may contain disk storage and traffic limitations, server root access and central processing unit usage limitations.
Based on the purpose and on the usage, the customer should select the type of web server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the web hosting distributor that's going to furnish it. There are several sorts of hosting servers, depending on the specs and the web hosting services that they provide. These are:
Shared Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server includes a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small scale and medium web sites, which do not require big quantities of server space and traffic.
Semi-dedicated Packages - they function on the very same principle as the shared web servers. Nevertheless, there are much fewer users sharing the same web hosting server. For that reason, each of them will have a greater quota of the web server's resources like RAM, data space, bandwidth and CPU. Excellent for hosting big websites that do not demand complete root-level access.
VPS are ideal for middle scale sites, which do demand root-level access to the web hosting server's config files. Generally, there are a number of virtual server hosting accounts hosted on the same physical machine. In spite of that, each of them is independent from the others and has its own Operating System.
Dedicated Package - a completely dedicated machine set up and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees a colossal amount of system resources. It also offers complete server root access, which makes it the optimal environment for any type of web portal that needs a hosting solution.
The sole question that remains is:
Which web hosting supplier should I opt for?
As already stated, there are not many companies providing warez hosting solutions due to legal predicaments. Such web hosting providers are being shut down practically every month. Therefore, if you desire to establish such a service, you should do it on your very own computer. The shared website hosting solution is the most popular kind of hosting service. Hence, every web hosting supplier provides it. Not all of them, however, offer solutions such as virtual private hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Packages and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the small scale web hosting distributors do not have the means demanded for maintaining those solutions. You can easily ID such hosting companies by the sorts of solutions that they are making available and by the manner in which they present them to the clientele. For instance, certain web hosts permit you to kick off with a small sized website hosting package and subsequently upgrade to a more powerful one, if you consider it necessary to do so. This is quite convenient, because you do not have to transfer web pages between hosting servers and there is no chance of suffering service downtime because of all the complications that may occur.
We, at 99Web provide all types of services and have the adequate web server resources and personnel to guarantee that their customers will not face any problems when changing services, which is what a top hosting vendor is in fact all about.