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What Indeed is Shared Hosting

As its name signifies, shared hosting is a solution, which involves hosting web content. There are various forms and kinds of hosting, based on the mission and on the functions. Yet, they all are associated with hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible throughout the World Wide Web. A web host is actually a server that is linked to the Internet and has its very own IP address, which enables people to gain access to it through the World Wide Web. The web server's configuration and its resources are subject to the type of hosting service it's going to be used for.

What are the different forms of hosting?

Based on the goal, the professional hosting service may be:

File Storage Web Hosting - this form of hosting permits the clients to save their files on a particular web server. With the conventional file storage web hosting service, the files that are stashed may only be accessed by the client that's utilizing the service. This hosting service traditionally is associated with backups of computers , documents, private files and even other servers. This solution may also involve certain restrictions in relation to the storage space and the root-level access. There may also be traffic limits, but that is dependent on the actual host.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting service is very similar to the previous web hosting service form. However, unlike the file storage hosting solution, the warez web hosting service is utilized for circulating proprietary materials without being green-lighted by the license possessor. In brief - it refers to the unlawful distribution of files and materials. There are many methods for this to be carried out, but the two principal approaches are - through simple HTTP downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first method entails either a certain web portal, or, most often, just a directory on a server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thereby download copyrighted materials for free. The second approach entails a P2P connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent servers, via which people exchange files between each other. There are just a few website hosting providers that permit such type of hosting on their web servers, chiefly because of all the judicial predicaments that it presupposes. Usually such websites are hosted on personal dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party enterprises either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Mail Hosting - this service is applicable with both shared web hosting and dedicated servers, based on the user's intention. If you want to create your very own personal SMTP server, then you will require either a private virtual web server or a dedicated web server that offers the access level needed to complete such a procedure. For common email hosting purposes, however, you can open a conventional shared web hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's widely popular, since the web hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by two separate web servers, often owned by separate web hosts.

Shared Hosting - the most widespread and frequently utilized hosting service as of today. It's used for hosting website files, whose kind is determined by the Operating System the hosting server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files request concrete web server Operating Systems, or else they won't be exhibited accurately on the Internet. This sort of web hosting may involve web storage and bandwidth limitations, server root access and central processing unit usage restrictions.

Based on the mission and on the functions, the client should select the sort of hosting server that he needs for his project, and, of course, the web hosting vendor that's going to provide it. There are various kinds of web hosting servers, based on the specifications and the website hosting solutions that they offer. These are:

Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server supplies a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small scale and medium websites, which do not demand vast quantities of data space and traffic.

Semi-dedicated Servers - they operate on the very same principle as the shared web servers. In spite of that, there are much less customers accommodated on the same web server. For that reason, each of them will get a bigger quota of the web hosting server's resources like RAM, web storage space, traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting immense web portals that do not require root-level access.

VPS hosting are ideal for medium size web pages, which do demand root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files. Normally, there are a bunch of VPS web hosting server accounts sharing the same server. In spite of that, each of them is insulated from the other ones and has its own OS.

Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated physical server set up and accessed by you and only you. It ensures a great quantity of system resources. It also gives full server root privileges, which renders it the optimal solution for any type of website that demands a web hosting service.

The sole question that remains is:

Which web hosting provider should I select?

As already stated, there are not many hosting companies providing warez hosting solutions because of legal entanglements. Such providers are being closed down almost every month. Therefore, if you desire to start 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. Because of that, each and every website hosting corporation provides 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 small sized web hosting companies do not have the means demanded for maintaining those solutions. You can quickly recognize such hosts by the types of services that they are supplying and by the manner in which they present them to the customers. For instance, certain providers permit you to kick off with a small scale web hosting account and subsequently move to a more powerful one, if you consider it obligatory to do so. This is very suitable, because you do not need to transfer sites between web hosting servers and there is no danger of suffering network downtime due to all the problems that may crop up.

We, at LCS IT and Media Services Hosting offer all types of solutions and possess the necessary hosting server resources and staff to assure that their customers will not encounter any troubles when swapping services, which is what a top hosting firm is actually all about.