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What Exactly is Shared Hosting?
As its name hints, shared hosting is a solution, which involves hosting online content. There are different varieties and kinds of web hosting, depending on the mission and on the usage. In spite of that, they all refer to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible throughout the Internet. A host is actually a server that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its own IP address, which allows users to gain access to it through the World Wide Web. The web hosting server's architecture and its resources are subject to the sort of hosting solution it will be used for.
What are the different forms of hosting?
Depending on the application, the business website hosting service may be:
File Storage Web Hosting - this type of hosting enables the clients to stash their files on a certain web hosting server. With the average file hosting solution, the files that are kept may only be accessed by the individual that's availing of the service. This web hosting solution traditionally applies to backups of PCs , documents, private files and even other web servers. This service may also include certain restrictions in relation to the data space and the root-level access. There may also be traffic limitations, but that depends on the particular host.
Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is comparable with the previous hosting service type. Nevertheless, unlike the file storage hosting solution, the warez web hosting service is utilized for distributing proprietary materials without the sanction of the copyright proprietor. To cut a long story short - it is related to the prohibited circulation of files and materials. There are lots of approaches for this to be brought about, but the 2 essential approaches are - via plain HTTP downloading and via P2P connections. The first way involves either a particular web site, or, most often, just a directory on a server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download proprietary documents free of charge. The second way entails a P2P connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users transfer files between each other. There are a few website hosting providers that allow such form of web hosting on their servers, chiefly because of all the legal troubles that it entails. Usually such 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 Hosting - this solution is used with both shared website hosting and dedicated web hosting servers, depending on the user's desire. If you desire to establish your very own private SMTP e-mail server, then you will require either a Virtual Private Server or a dedicated hosting server that offers the access level needed to perform such a task. For traditional electronic mail hosting ends, however, you can create a regular shared web hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a service that's widely famous, since the website hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by two separate web servers, often owned by separate hosting providers.
Shared Hosting - the most popular and universally used hosting service as of now. It's utilized for hosting site files, whose type is dependent on the OS the web hosting server is running - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files necessitate concrete web hosting server Operating Systems, otherwise they won't be exhibited accurately on the Internet. This form of hosting may have web space and traffic quota limits, root-level access and central processing unit usage limitations.
Based on the goals and on the usage, the customer should choose the type of web hosting server that he requires for his project, and, of course, the hosting distributor that's going to supply it. There are several kinds of web hosting servers, based on the specifications and the hosting solutions that they provide. These are:
Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared website hosting server supplies a smaller quantity of resources, which, of course, is reflected on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small scale and middle sized web sites, which do not demand considerable quotas of disk storage space and web traffic.
Semi-dedicated Servers - they operate on the very same principle as the shared website hosting servers. However, there are much fewer customers sharing the same server. That is why, each of them will obtain a larger share of the hosting server's resources like RAM, server storage space, traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting enormous web sites that do not demand root-level access.
Virtual private servers are ideal for middle scale web portals, which do demand root-level access to the web server's configuration files. Usually, there are a few virtual private web server accounts situated on the same server. However, each of them is autonomous from the other ones and runs its own OS.
Dedicated Server - a fully dedicated web hosting server set up and accessed by you and only you. It ensures a big amount of system resources. It also provides complete root-level access, which renders it an ideal solution for any sort of website that demands a website hosting service.
The only question that remains is:
Which website hosting provider should I pick?
As already stated, there aren't many hosting companies offering warez web hosting solutions due to judicial troubles. Such providers are being shut down practically every month. Because of that, if you would like to launch such a service, you should do it on your own personal computer. The shared web hosting service is the most widely spread kind of web hosting service. So, each website hosting distributor offers it. Not all of them, though, offer solutions such as private virtual web hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated web servers. Most of the small sized website hosting companies do not have the means required for maintaining those solutions. You can quickly identify such companies by the kinds of solutions that they are providing and by the way that they present them to the clients. For example, certain web hosting companies permit you to begin with a smaller hosting package and then upgrade to a more advanced one, if you find it compulsory to do so. This is extremely suitable, since you do not have to transmit web portals between hosting servers and there is no possibility of experiencing service downtime because of all the predicaments that may crop up.
We, at Shosho Mobile provide all sorts of solutions and have the needed server resources and staff to assure that their clients will not stumble upon any predicaments when changing services, which is what a top hosting distributor is in fact all about.