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Definition of Shared Hosting

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As its name hints, shared hosting is a solution, which entails hosting online content. There are various varieties and types of hosting, based on the mission and on the usage. Nonetheless, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible throughout the World Wide Web. A host is actually a hosting server that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its very own Internet Protocol address, which permits people to gain access to it through the Internet. The hosting server's architecture and its limitations are subject to the type of hosting service it's going to be used for.

What are the different types of web hosting?

Depending on the goal, the web hosting solution may be:

File Web Hosting - this type of hosting permits the customers to lodge their files on a certain hosting server. With the regular file web hosting service, the files that are stashed may only be accessed by the client that's using the service. This hosting solution typically involves backups of computers , docs, private files and even other hosting servers. This solution may also involve certain limits in terms of the disk storage space and the root-level access. There may also be traffic limits, but that depends on the actual web hosting service provider.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting service is very similar to the previous hosting service form. In spite of that, in contrast with the file hosting solution, the warez hosting solution is utilized for transmitting proprietary content without being given the green light by the license proprietor. To put it briefly - it is connected with the unlawful circulation of files and documents. There are lots of methods for this to be accomplished, but the 2 main methods are - via simple HTTP downloading and through P2P connections. The first method involves either a given site, or, most typically, just a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thus download licensed docs for free. The second approach entails a P2P connection, availing of the so-called Torrent servers, via which users exchange files between each other. There are a few website hosting suppliers that permit such form of hosting on their web servers, mainly owing to all the legal problems that it involves. Commonly such sites are hosted on personal dedicated hosting servers that are registered by third-party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Electronic Mail Hosting - this solution is applicable with both shared website hosting and dedicated web servers, depending on the client's wish. If you wish to create your very own personal SMTP mail server, then you will need either a virtual server or a dedicated web server that offers the access level required to perform such a procedure. For routine electronic mail hosting purposes, however, you can open an average shared hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain. This is not a service that's very used, because the web hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by 2 different servers, often owned by separate web hosts.

Shared Hosting - the most widespread and immensely utilized hosting service at the moment. It's used for hosting website files, whose sort is determined by the OS the hosting server is running - Linux or Windows. Different types of files request specific hosting server OSs, or else they won't be shown appropriately on the World Wide Web. This form of hosting may involve server space and traffic quota limits, root access and CPU usage limitations.

Based on the mission and on the usage, the customer should choose the kind of web hosting server that he demands for his project, and, of course, the website hosting supplier that's going to furnish it. There are various kinds of hosting servers, based on the configuration and the web hosting services that they offer. These are:

Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server supplies a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, reflects on the cost of the service. It can be used for hosting small sized and medium web sites, which do not demand vast quotas of web space and bandwidth.

Semi-dedicated Servers - they operate on the very same principle as the shared hosting servers. Nonetheless, there are much fewer customers hosted on the same web hosting server. Therefore, each of them will receive a larger quota of the server's resources like RAM, web space, web traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting popular online portals that do not demand root privileges.

Virtual private servers are excellent for medium scale websites, which do require root access to the web server's config files. Typically, there are a handful of VPS accounts situated on the same server. However, each of them is autonomous from the others and runs its own OS.

Dedicated Server - a fully dedicated physical server configured and accessed by you and only you. It ensures an immense amount of resources. It also offers full server root privileges, which renders it a perfect environment for any type of online portal that necessitates a web hosting service.

The sole question that remains is:

Which website hosting corporation should I select?

As already stated, there are not many hosting providers providing warez web hosting services due to legal predicaments. Such companies are being shut down practically every month. Because of that, if you desire to create such a service, you should do it on your very own personal computer. The shared web hosting service is the most popular kind of hosting service. That is why, each and every website hosting corporation offers it. Not all of them, though, offer services such as VPS web hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the smaller hosting companies do not have the means demanded for offering those services. You can effortlessly recognize such hosting companies by the types of solutions that they are supplying and by the manner in which they present them to the clients. For example, certain hosting companies allow you to start with a smaller website hosting plan and afterwards upgrade to a more advanced one, if you find it compulsory to do so. This is very suitable, because you do not need to move web portals between servers and there is no chance of facing service outages due to all the complications that may show up.

We, at 3Hostin provide all sorts of solutions and have the adequate hosting server resources and personnel to guarantee that their customers will not stumble upon any complications when changing services, which is what a top hosting provider is actually all about.

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