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As its name indicates, website hosting is a service, which involves hosting web content. There are different forms and kinds of website hosting, based on the aims and on the functions. Still, they all involve hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible through the World Wide Web. A host is in fact a web hosting service that is connected to the Web and has its own personal IP address, which permits users to have access to it through the Web. The hosting server's configuration and its resources depend on the kind of web hosting service it's going to be used for.

What are the various forms of web hosting?

Depending on the purpose, the hosting solution may be:

File Web Hosting - this form of web hosting allows the customers to stash their files on a given server. With the ordinary file storage web hosting solution, the files that are accommodated may only be accessed by the user that's utilizing the service. This hosting service mainly involves backups of personal computers , documents, private files and even other web hosting servers. This solution may also involve certain limitations in terms of the data storage and the root privileges. There may also be traffic quota limits, but that depends on the particular web host.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting service is very similar to the previous hosting service type. Nevertheless, unlike the file storage hosting service, the warez web hosting solution is used for disseminating licensed content without being given the OK to do so by the licence bearer. In brief - it entails the illegal transmission of files and documents. There are lots of ways for this to be executed, but the two essential approaches are - via plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first method involves either a specific web site, or, most often, just a directory on a web server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download copyrighted docs free of cost. The second way involves a P2P connection, availing of the so-called Torrent servers, via which users share files between each other. There aren't many web space hosting providers that allow such type of hosting on their servers, chiefly because of all the legal problems that it involves. Usually such sites are hosted on private dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by third-party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Mail Hosting - this solution is utilized with both shared webspace hosting and dedicated servers, depending on the user's wish. If you want to run your very own personal SMTP electronic mail server, then you will need either a VPS or a dedicated web server that provides the access level required to carry out such a procedure. For routine email hosting ends, however, you can avail of a conventional shared web site hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a service that's very popular, since the web hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by two separate servers, usually owned by separate web hosts.

Web Page Hosting - the most widespread and immensely used hosting service today. It's utilized for hosting web site files, whose type is dependent on the OS the web server is making use of - Linux or Windows. Different types of files necessitate different hosting server OSs, otherwise they won't be displayed accurately on the Web. This sort of web hosting may impose data space and traffic restrictions, server root access and central processing unit usage limits.

Based on the goals and on the usage, the user should pick the sort of hosting server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the web space hosting company that's going to provide it. There are different sorts of hosting servers, depending on the specifications and the hosting services that they offer. These are:

Shared Hosting Servers - a shared web site hosting server supplies a smaller quantity of resources, which, of course, is manifested in the cost of the service. It can be used for hosting small scale and middle sized websites, which do not require large quantities of web storage and traffic.

Semi-dedicated Servers - they work on the very same principle as the shared web site hosting servers. Nevertheless, there are much less users sharing the same web server. That is why, each of them will have a bigger share of the hosting server's resources like RAM, web storage, bandwidth and CPU. Ideal for hosting big sites that do not demand full server root access.

VPS - the private virtual web hosting servers are ideal for middle sized sites, which do require root-level access to the web server's configuration files. Usually, there are a number of VPS web server accounts placed on the same physical server. Even so, each of them is autonomous from the others and runs its own OS.

Dedicated Hosting - a completely dedicated web server set up and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a large quantity of resources. It also offers server root access, which makes it a perfect solution for any kind of web page that necessitates a web site hosting solution.

The only question that's left is:

Which website hosting firm should I opt for?

As mentioned above, there are just a few web hosting providers providing warez hosting services due to legal problems. Such web hosting providers are being closed down almost every month. Therefore, if you desire to launch such a service, you should do it on your very own PC. The shared web page hosting service is the most popular type of web hosting service. Because of that, every web hosting distributor offers it. Not all of them, though, offer services such as virtual web servers, semi-dedicated servers and dedicated web servers. Most of the small sized webspace hosting providers do not have the means needed for maintaining those services. Therefore it's always best to settle on a bigger web host that can supply its customers with all the solutions that they need. You can easily identify such web hosting companies by the types of solutions that they are supplying and by the way that they present them to the clients. For example, certain web hosting providers permit you to commence with a low-end website hosting account and afterwards move to a more powerful one, if you find it necessary to do so. This is extremely convenient, since you do not need to move web portals between web servers and there is no chance of experiencing service downtime because of all the predicaments that may appear. Web hosting companies such as 'NTC Hosting' provide all types of services and have the adequate web server resources and personnel to guarantee that their customers will not encounter any problems when changing services, which is what a top web hosting provider is in fact all about.

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