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How Does Web Hosting Work?
As its name suggests, web hosting is a solution, which entails hosting web content. There are different forms and types of web hosting, depending on the mission and on the functions. Still, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available throughout the World Wide Web. A web host is in fact a hosting server that is linked to the Internet and has its own personal Internet Protocol address, which enables users to get access to it via the World Wide Web. The server's architecture and its limitations are dependent on the sort of hosting service it's going to be utilized for.
What are the various types of web hosting?
Depending on the function, the hosting solution may be:
File Storage Hosting - this type of hosting allows the users to lodge their files on a given web hosting server. With the regular file web hosting solution, the files that are hosted may only be accessed by the individual that's using the service. This hosting solution generally entails backups of PCs , docs, private files and even other web hosting servers. This solution may also impose certain limitations in relation to the storage space and the root-level access. There may also be web traffic quota limitations, but that depends on the actual hosting service provider.
Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is quite similar to the previous hosting service form. Nonetheless, unlike the file storage hosting service, the warez hosting solution is used for circulating licensed work without being green-lighted by the licence holder. To put it briefly - it appertains to the illegitimate circulation of files and docs. There are many methods for this to be brought about, but the two essential methods are - via simple HTTP downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first one entails either a given web portal, or, most often, simply a directory on a web hosting server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thus download licensed docs free of charge. The second method involves a P2P connection, availing of the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users swap files between each other. There are just a few website hosting providers that permit that form of hosting on their web hosting servers, mostly due to all the legal complications that it entails. Commonly such web sites are hosted on personal dedicated hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party corporations either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Electronic Mail Web Hosting - this service is applicable with both shared web hosting and dedicated servers, depending on the client's desire. If you want to create your own private SMTP mail server, then you will require either a virtual private hosting server or a dedicated server that provides the level of access required to perform such a task. For normal electronic mail hosting ends, though, you can use a simple shared web hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's very used, because the web hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by 2 separate web servers, often belonging to different companies.
Web Hosting - the most widespread and commonly used hosting service nowadays. It's utilized for hosting web site files, whose type is determined by the OS the web server is utilizing - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files request different web hosting server Operating Systems, otherwise they won't be shown properly on the Internet. This kind of hosting may contain web storage space and web traffic quota limits, server root access and central processing unit usage limitations.
Based on the aims and on the objectives, the customer should select the type of hosting server that he requires for his project, and, of course, the web hosting distributor that's going to furnish it. There are several kinds of web servers, based on the specs and the web hosting services that they provide. These are:
Shared Hosting Server - a shared hosting server supplies a smaller quantity of resources, which, of course, is reflected on the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small and middle size web sites, which do not demand considerable quantities of data space and bandwidth.
Semi-dedicated Hosting - they work on the same principle as the shared website hosting servers. Still, there are much fewer users hosted on the same web server. That is why, each of them will enjoy a bigger share of the web hosting server's resources like RAM, disk storage, bandwidth and CPU. Excellent for hosting immense web pages that do not need full root privileges.
VPS hosting are ideal for middle size web pages, which do demand root-level access to the web hosting server's config files. Normally, there are a few VPS hosting accounts accommodated on the same machine. Still, each of them is autonomous from the others and has its own OS.
Dedicated Hosting - a completely dedicated machine set up and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a great amount of system resources. It also offers full root-level access, which makes it an excellent environment for any kind of website that requires a web hosting solution.
The only question that's left is:
Which web hosting vendor should I choose?
As already stated, there are very few web hosts offering warez hosting solutions due to judicial complications. Such hosts are being shut down practically every month. That is why, if you would like to create such a service, you should do it on your very own personal computer. The shared hosting solution is the most widespread type of hosting service. Therefore, each and every hosting provider offers it. Not all of them, though, offer services such as private virtual web hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Hosting and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the smaller web hosting firms do not have the resources required for maintaining those solutions. You can effortlessly ID such web hosting companies by the types of services that they are providing and by the way that they introduce them to the customers. For example, some web hosts allow you to start with a low-end hosting account and subsequently shift to a more advanced one, if you deem it necessary to do so. This is very convenient, since you do not have to move web sites between hosting servers and there is no possibility of suffering service outages because of all the problems that may arise.
We, at Juwi Cloud provide all kinds of solutions and have the necessary web hosting server resources and staff to guarantee that their customers will not experience any hassles when swapping services, which is what a top hosting vendor is actually all about.