Hosting Plans 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 mission and on the objectives. Nonetheless, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the Internet. A web host is actually a web server that is linked to the Web and has its own IP address, which enables people to access it via the Web. The web hosting server's architecture and its resources are determined by the sort of hosting solution it will be used for.
What are the various forms of web hosting?
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Depending on the mission, the business hosting solution may be:
File Web Hosting - this form of web hosting enables the clients to accommodate their files on a certain web hosting server. With the typical file web hosting service, the files that are kept may only be accessed by the user that's utilizing the service. This web hosting service traditionally pertains to backups of computers , documents, private files and even other servers. This service may also involve given restrictions in relation to the data storage and the root privileges. There may also be web traffic restrictions, but that is dependent on the actual provider.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is quite similar to the previous web hosting service form. Even so, unlike the file hosting service, the warez hosting service is utilized for disseminating licensed content without being given the okay to do so by the license bearer. To put it briefly - it is related to the prohibited transmission of files and docs. There are many methods for this to be carried out, but the 2 essential ways are - through simple Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through P2P connections. The first one involves either a particular site, or, most typically, just a directory on a server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thus download licensed docs free of cost. The second way entails a P2P connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users share files between each other. There are just a few web hosting suppliers that permit that type of hosting on their web servers, mostly because of all the judicial predicaments that it entails. Usually such web sites are hosted on private dedicated web servers that are registered by 3rd party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Email Web Hosting - this solution is applicable with both shared website hosting and dedicated servers, based on the customer's desire. If you wish to establish your own personal SMTP electronic mail server, then you will need either a virtual server or a dedicated server that offers the access level required to perform such a task. For standard e-mail web hosting purposes, however, you can utilize an average shared web hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain. This is not a service that's very famous, because the website hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by 2 separate web servers, often belonging to different web hosting providers.
Hosting - the most popular and immensely used hosting service as of today. It's utilized for hosting website files, whose sort is dependent on the OS the web server is making use of - Linux or Windows. Different types of files request different web hosting server Operating Systems, otherwise they won't be shown appropriately on the Internet. This type of web hosting may involve disk storage and bandwidth quota limitations, root-level access and central processing unit usage limitations.
Based on the purpose and on the functions, the client should select the kind of web hosting server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the website hosting distributor that's going to provide it. There are several sorts of servers, depending on the configuration and the website hosting solutions that they provide. These are:
Shared Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server supplies a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, is reflected on the cost of the service. It can be used for hosting small and medium sized websites, which do not demand immense amounts of server storage space and traffic.
Semi-dedicated Servers - they function on the same principle as the shared website hosting servers. Nonetheless, there are much fewer customers sharing the same web hosting server. Therefore, each of them will have a bigger quota of the server's resources like RAM, data space, traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting enormous online portals that do not demand full root-level access.
VPS are excellent for middle size web portals, which do demand root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files. Traditionally, there are several private virtual web server hosting accounts placed on the same server. In spite of that, each of them is insulated from the other ones and runs its own OS.
Dedicated Server - a fully dedicated physical server set up and accessed by you and solely you. It ensures a considerable amount of resources. It also includes complete root-level access, which renders it an ideal platform for any kind of web site that demands a website hosting solution.
The sole question that remains is:
Which website hosting corporation should I choose?
As already mentioned, there are just a few hosting companies providing warez web hosting services because of judicial entanglements. Such hosting companies are being closed down virtually every month. For that reason, if you would like to launch such a service, you should do it on your very own personal computer. The shared website hosting service is the most popular type of hosting service. So, each and every web hosting distributor offers it. Not all of them, however, provide solutions such as VPSs, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated hosting servers. Most of the small sized web hosting firms do not have the resources required for offering those solutions. You can quickly recognize such web hosting companies by the sorts of solutions that they are offering and by the manner in which they introduce them to the clients. For instance, certain providers allow you to begin with a smaller website hosting plan and afterwards move to a more advanced one, if you consider it compulsory to do so. This is quite convenient, because you do not have to transmit websites between web servers and there is no risk of suffering service downtime due to all the problems that may show up.
We, at BitsHost offer all sorts of solutions and have the required web hosting server resources and personnel to guarantee that their customers will not stumble upon any hassles when changing services, which is what a top hosting firm is in fact all about.