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As its name implies, web hosting is a solution, which involves hosting online content. There are various forms and kinds of hosting, based on the goals and on the usage. Yet, they all are related to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the World Wide Web. A host is in fact a web server that is linked to the Web and has its very own Internet Protocol address, which enables people to have access to it through the World Wide Web. The hosting server's configuration and its limitations depend on the form of web hosting solution it will be used for.

What are the various forms of hosting?

Based on the mission, the web hosting solution may be:

File Storage Hosting - this form of web hosting permits the users to stash their files on a given hosting server. With the conventional file web hosting solution, the files that are saved may only be accessed by the person that's availing of the service. This web hosting solution traditionally includes backups of personal computers , docs, personal files and even other web hosting servers. This service may also impose certain limits in relation to the server space and the root privileges. There may also be web traffic restrictions, but that depends on the actual web host.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is quite similar to the previous hosting service type. Yet, in contrast with the file storage web hosting solution, the warez web hosting solution is used for circulating patented work without being green-lighted by the licence proprietor. To put it briefly - it is associated with the unauthorized dissemination of files and docs. There are multiple methods for this to be carried out, but the 2 main approaches are - through simple Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first method involves either a given web page, or, most typically, simply a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download proprietary materials free of cost. The second way entails a P2P connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent servers, through which people transfer files between each other. There are a few web hosting suppliers that allow that form of web hosting on their web servers, mostly due to all the judicial complications that it involves. Generally such sites are hosted on private dedicated servers that are registered by third-party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Mail Web Hosting - this solution is utilized with both shared web hosting and dedicated web servers, based on the customer's wish. If you would like to have your very own private SMTP e-mail server, then you will need either a virtual private hosting server or a dedicated web hosting server that offers the access level needed to perform such an assignment. For typical electronic mail web hosting ends, however, you can create an ordinary shared web hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's widely famous, since the web hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by two separate web servers, usually belonging to separate web hosts.

Web Hosting - the most widely spread and largely utilized hosting service now. It's used for hosting web site files, whose sort is determined by the OS the hosting server is making use of - Linux or Windows. Different types of files request specific web server Operating Systems, otherwise they won't be shown correctly on the Web. This kind of hosting may include disk storage and bandwidth limits, root access and central processing unit usage limitations.

Depending on the goals and on the usage, the user should select the sort of web server that he requires for his project, and, of course, the web hosting firm that's going to furnish it. There are different sorts of servers, based on the specifications and the web hosting solutions that they offer. These are:

Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared website hosting server offers a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, is reflected on the cost of the service. It can be used for hosting small and middle sized web portals, which do not need considerable quotas of server storage and traffic.

Semi-dedicated Hosting - they perform on the very same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Nevertheless, there are much less clients hosted on the same hosting server. For that reason, each of them will receive a greater quota of the hosting server's resources like RAM, web storage, traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting immense web pages that do not require full server root access.

VPS hosting are perfect for medium web portals, which do demand root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files. Typically, there are several virtual server accounts sharing the same server. However, each of them is autonomous from the rest and has its own Operating System.

Dedicated Hosting - a completely dedicated machine configured and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a tremendous quantity of resources. It also provides server root access, which renders it an excellent environment for any sort of web portal that requires a web hosting solution.

The only question that remains is:

Which web hosting corporation should I choose?

As already mentioned, there are not many web hosting companies offering warez web hosting services due to legal problems. Such web hosts are being closed down practically every month. Therefore, if you wish to set up such a service, you should do it on your very own PC. The shared web hosting solution is the most widespread kind of hosting service. For that reason, each and every web hosting company provides it. Not all of them, however, offer solutions such as virtual hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Hosting and dedicated web servers. Most of the smaller web hosting corporations do not have the resources demanded for maintaining those solutions. You can quickly identify such web hosting companies by the kinds of solutions that they are making available and by the manner in which they introduce them to the customers. For instance, some web hosting providers allow you to kick off with a low-end hosting package and afterwards upgrade to a more advanced one, if you consider it necessary to do so. This is very suitable, because you do not need to move websites between hosting servers and there is no risk of facing downtime due to all the predicaments that may occur.

We, at Big M WebHosting Co. provide all types of solutions and have the required web server resources and staff to ensure that their customers will not stumble upon any hassles when swapping services, which is what a top hosting vendor is in fact all about.

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