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Description of Hosting

As its name indicates, hosting is a service, which entails hosting online content. There are various varieties and types of web hosting, based on the purpose and on the functions. Even so, they all entail hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible through the World Wide Web. A web host is in fact a hosting server that is connected to the Web and has its own IP address, which enables users to have access to it via the World Wide Web. The hosting server's architecture and its system resources are determined by the type of web hosting solution it will be utilized for.

What are the various forms of hosting?

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Based on the purpose, the business website hosting solution may be:

File Hosting - this form of web hosting permits the clients to stash their files on a given hosting server. With the normal file web hosting solution, the files that are accommodated may only be accessed by the individual that's using the service. This web hosting service usually involves backups of PCs , documents, private files and even other web hosting servers. This solution may also include given limits in terms of the disk space and the root-level access. There may also be web traffic quota limitations, but that depends on the actual service provider.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is quite similar to the previous web hosting service type. However, unlike the file web hosting solution, the warez hosting service is utilized for spreading proprietary work without the sanction of the copyright possessor. To put it briefly - it is connected with the illegitimate transmission of files and materials. There are lots of approaches for this to be fulfilled, but the two principal methods are - through plain HTTP downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first approach entails either some website, or, most often, simply a directory on a web hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thereby download proprietary documents free of charge. The second approach involves a peer-to-peer connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent servers, through which people transfer files between each other. There are a few web hosting companies that permit such type of web hosting on their servers, mainly due to all the legal troubles that it presupposes. Commonly such web sites are hosted on private dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Mail Web Hosting - this service is relevant with both shared web hosting and dedicated hosting servers, based on the client's desire. If you would like to create your very own private SMTP e-mail server, then you will need either a virtual web server or a dedicated web hosting server that offers the access level needed to carry out such an assignment. For conventional e-mail web hosting purposes, though, you can avail of a simple shared web hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a solution that's widely popular, because the website hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by 2 separate servers, often belonging to separate web hosts.

Hosting - the most popular and universally utilized hosting service today. It's used for hosting site files, whose type is determined by the OS the hosting server is making use of - Linux or Windows. Different types of files need different server Operating Systems, or else they won't be exhibited correctly on the World Wide Web. This form of hosting may impose data storage space and traffic quota limits, root-level access and CPU usage limits.

Based on the purpose and on the objectives, the user should select the kind of web server that he requires for his work, and, of course, the web hosting corporation that's going to provide it. There are different types of hosting servers, based on the configuration and the web hosting services that they provide. These are:

Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server includes a smaller quantity of system resources, which, of course, reflects on the cost of the service. It can be used for hosting small scale and medium sized web pages, which do not need immense amounts of server space and web traffic.

Semi-dedicated Servers - they operate on the very same principle as the shared web servers. Yet, there are much fewer users hosted on the same server. For that reason, each of them will receive a larger share of the hosting server's resources like RAM, server storage, traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting popular web pages that do not need full root-level access.

VPS are perfect for medium scale web portals, which do require root access to the hosting server's config files. Normally, there are a number of virtual web server hosting accounts accommodated on the same server. In spite of that, each of them is insulated from the others and runs its own OS.

Dedicated Server - a fully dedicated hosting server set up and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees an immense quantity of system resources. It also offers root privileges, which renders it the optimal platform for any sort of web page that needs a web hosting service.

The sole question that remains is:

Which website hosting firm should I select?

As already mentioned, there are very few companies providing warez web hosting services due to judicial complications. Such hosting providers are being shut down practically every month. For that reason, if you wish to run such a service, you should do it on your very own computer. The shared web hosting service is the most widespread kind of web hosting service. So, every web hosting provider provides it. Not all of them, though, offer solutions such as private virtual web hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the smaller website hosting providers do not have the means demanded for offering those services. You can quickly ID such hosting companies by the kinds of services that they are supplying and by the way that they present them to the clients. For instance, certain web hosting companies allow you to commence with a smaller web hosting package and then shift to a more powerful one, if you deem it compulsory to do so. This is very suitable, because you do not have to relocate sites between servers and there is no danger of experiencing service downtime due to all the complications that may crop up.

We, at FDS Web Hosting Services provide all kinds of solutions and have the necessary web hosting server resources and personnel to assure that their customers will not run into any hassles when changing services, which is what a top hosting corporation is in fact all about.