How Hosting Operates
As its name suggests, hosting is a service, which involves hosting web content. There are various varieties and types of web hosting, depending on the mission and on the functions. Yet, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible throughout the Internet. A host is actually a web hosting service that is connected to the Web and has its very own IP address, which enables users to have access to it via the Web. The web hosting server's configuration and its system resources are dependent on the kind of hosting service it's going to be used for.
What are the various types of hosting?
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
Based on the purpose, the professional hosting service may be:
File Hosting - this form of hosting allows the clients to stash their files on a specific web hosting server. With the traditional file storage web hosting solution, the files that are stored may only be accessed by the user that's using the service. This web hosting service usually is associated with backups of PCs , docs, personal files and even other web servers. This service may also have certain limits in relation to the data storage space and the root-level access. There may also be bandwidth quota limitations, but that depends on the given web hosting provider.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is quite similar to the previous web hosting service type. Yet, in contrast with the file storage web hosting solution, the warez web hosting service is utilized for disseminating proprietary content without the authorization of the patent keeper. To put it briefly - it pertains to the illegal propagation of files and documents. There are many approaches for this to be done, but the two chief approaches are - through plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first approach entails either a certain web site, or, most typically, just a directory on a server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download licensed content free of cost. The second way involves a P2P connection, using the so-called Torrent servers, through which people share files between each other. There are very few website hosting firms that permit such type of hosting on their hosting servers, mainly due to all the legal complications that it presupposes. Generally such web portals are hosted on private dedicated servers that are registered by third-party corporations either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Email Hosting - this solution is utilized with both shared website hosting and dedicated web hosting servers, depending on the client's wish. If you want to set up your very own private SMTP mail server, then you will require either a virtual server or a dedicated hosting server that offers the access level needed to complete such a task. For customary mail hosting ends, however, you can set up a conventional shared website hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's very popular, because the web hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by two separate web servers, usually owned by different web hosting providers.
Hosting - the most widely spread and commonly used hosting service nowadays. It's utilized for hosting website files, whose type depends on the OS the hosting server is utilizing - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files demand different web server Operating Systems, otherwise they won't be displayed accurately on the Web. This sort of web hosting may involve server storage space and web traffic quota limitations, root access and central processing unit usage restrictions.
Based on the mission and on the usage, the customer should choose the type of server that he demands for his work, and, of course, the web hosting provider that's going to furnish it. There are several types of web hosting servers, depending on the specifications and the web hosting services that they offer. These are:
Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server provides a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, is reflected on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small sized and medium scale web pages, which do not demand considerable quantities of server space and web traffic.
Semi-dedicated Packages - they work on the same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Even so, there are much less clients accommodated on the same web hosting server. Therefore, each of them will obtain a larger share of the server's resources like RAM, disk storage space, bandwidth and CPU. Excellent for hosting huge sites that do not need full root access.
VPS are perfect for middle scale sites, which do demand root-level access to the web hosting server's config files. Normally, there are a handful of private virtual server web hosting accounts hosted on the same physical machine. However, each of them is autonomous from the other ones and has its own OS.
Dedicated Package - a fully dedicated physical machine configured and accessed by you and solely you. It ensures a mammoth quantity of resources. It also provides full root privileges, which renders it an ideal solution for any kind of web page that demands a website hosting service.
The only question that remains is:
Which website hosting corporation should I settle on?
As already stated, there are not many web hosting companies providing warez web hosting services because of judicial entanglements. Such hosting companies are being closed down virtually every month. Because of that, if you want to set up such a service, you should do it on your own personal computer. The shared website hosting service is the most widely spread type of web hosting service. That is why, each website hosting vendor provides it. Not all of them, however, provide solutions such as private virtual web servers, Semi-dedicated Packages and dedicated web servers. Most of the small sized web hosting providers do not have the means needed for maintaining those services. You can easily identify such hosting companies by the kinds of services that they are providing and by the way that they present them to the clients. For instance, some companies permit you to kick off with a smaller web hosting plan and then move to a more advanced one, if you consider it mandatory to do so. This is very suitable, since you do not have to migrate web portals between servers and there is no chance of experiencing service disturbances due to all the complications that may appear.
We, at Mintah Hosting Services provide all sorts of services and have the adequate web server resources and personnel to guarantee that their customers will not come across any troubles when swapping services, which is what a top hosting corporation is in fact all about.