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Hosting Packages Description
As its name signifies, hosting is a service, which entails hosting web content. There are different forms and kinds of web hosting, depending on the mission and on the usage. Nonetheless, they all entail hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible throughout the Web. A web host is in fact a web server that is connected to the Web and has its own personal IP address, which enables users to get access to it via the Internet. The server's configuration and its resources are determined by the type of web hosting service it's going to be used for.
What are the different forms of hosting?
Depending on the function, the web hosting service may be:
File Storage Hosting - this type of web hosting enables the customers to accommodate their files on a particular web hosting server. With the typical file web hosting solution, the files that are accommodated may only be accessed by the person that's utilizing the service. This web hosting service normally appertains to backups of computers , docs, private files and even other web servers. This solution may also have given limitations in terms of the disk storage and the root access. There may also be bandwidth limitations, but that depends on the actual web host.
Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is very similar to the previous web hosting service type. Nonetheless, in contrast with the file storage hosting service, the warez web hosting service is used for circulating licensed materials without being given the OK to do so by the license possessor. In brief - it entails the unauthorized dissemination of files and materials. There are lots of ways for this to be fulfilled, but the two principal methods are - via plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via P2P connections. The first way involves either a given site, or, most typically, simply a directory on a server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thus download licensed files free of charge. The second method entails a P2P connection, using the so-called Torrent web servers, through which people transmit files between each other. There are just a few web hosting companies that allow such form of hosting on their servers, mainly because of all the legal problems that it involves. Usually such web pages are hosted on private dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Email Web Hosting - this service is used with both shared hosting and dedicated hosting servers, depending on the client's desire. If you desire to run your own personal SMTP e-mail server, then you will need either a private virtual web hosting server or a dedicated web hosting server that provides the access level needed to perform such a procedure. For traditional e-mail web hosting purposes, however, you can utilize a regular shared hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's very popular, because the web hosting and the email hosting services are being served by two separate web servers, usually belonging to separate hosts.
Hosting - the most widespread and broadly used hosting service as of now. It's used for hosting web site files, whose type is dependent on the Operating System the web hosting server is running - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files necessitate different server OSs, or else they won't be shown appropriately on the Internet. This type of web hosting may include data storage space and traffic limits, root access and CPU usage restrictions.
Based on the goals and on the objectives, the customer should choose the kind of web server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the hosting vendor that's going to provide it. There are different types of web servers, based on the specs and the hosting services that they offer. These are:
Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared website hosting server supplies a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, is manifested in the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small and medium sized web sites, which do not demand big amounts of data storage space and web traffic.
Semi-dedicated Packages - they perform on the very same principle as the shared web hosting servers. In spite of that, there are much fewer customers sharing the same server. Therefore, each of them will have a greater share of the hosting server's resources like RAM, server storage, web traffic and CPU. Excellent for hosting huge web sites that do not require root access.
VPS are excellent for medium scale web pages, which do require root access to the hosting server's config files. Normally, there are a bunch of VPS hosting server accounts accommodated on the same machine. Nevertheless, each of them is isolated from the rest and has its own Operating System.
Dedicated Package - a fully dedicated web hosting server configured and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees a big quantity of system resources. It also gives root-level access, which makes it an excellent environment for any kind of website that requires a website hosting solution.
The sole question that's left is:
Which website hosting company should I settle on?
As mentioned above, there are just a few web hosting providers providing warez web hosting services due to judicial entanglements. Such web hosting companies are being closed down virtually every month. Because of that, if you want 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. For that reason, every website hosting supplier provides it. Not all of them, though, offer solutions such as virtual hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Packages and dedicated servers. Most of the small sized web hosting suppliers do not have the means needed for maintaining those solutions. You can easily ID such hosting companies by the sorts of services that they are supplying and by the way that they present them to the clientele. For instance, some companies permit you to begin with a smaller web hosting plan and afterwards shift to a more advanced one, if you consider it compulsory to do so. This is extremely convenient, since you do not have to move web sites between servers and there is no possibility of suffering service outages due to all the problems that may occur.
We, at Westgate WEBS Hosting and Free Domains offer all sorts of services and have the needed web hosting server resources and staff to guarantee that their customers will not run into any hassles when swapping services, which is what a top hosting corporation is in fact all about.