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What Actually is Shared Hosting

As its name indicates, shared hosting is a solution, which involves hosting web content. There are different varieties and types of web hosting, based on the goals and on the usage. Still, they all entail hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible through the Web. A web host is in fact a server that is connected to the Web and has its very own IP address, which permits users to access it via the World Wide Web. The web hosting server's configuration and its limitations are dependent on the sort of web hosting service it will be used for.

What are the different types of hosting?

Starter
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$2.92 / month
Business
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$4.17 / month
 

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

File Web Hosting - this type of web hosting permits the clients to lodge their files on a specific hosting server. With the normal file web hosting service, the files that are stored may only be accessed by the customer that's utilizing the service. This web hosting service normally concerns backups of PCs , documents, personal files and even other web hosting servers. This service may also have given restrictions in relation to the server space and the root access. There may also be web traffic limits, but that depends on the actual provider.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting service is very similar to the previous hosting service type. Even so, in contrast with the file web hosting service, the warez hosting service is utilized for spreading licensed materials without being green-lighted by the license keeper. In brief - it is related to the illegitimate dissemination of files and documents. There are numerous methods for this to be done, but the 2 main approaches are - through simple Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first one entails either a certain website, or, most often, just a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download copyrighted files free of charge. The second way entails a peer-to-peer connection, making use of the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users transfer files between each other. There aren't many web hosting vendors that permit such type of hosting on their servers, chiefly due to all the judicial predicaments that it presupposes. Typically such sites are hosted on private dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by third-party corporations either in the Middle East or in Asia.

E-mail Hosting - this service is relevant with both shared web hosting and dedicated hosting servers, depending on the customer's wish. If you wish to set up your very own private SMTP electronic mail server, then you will require either a private virtual web server or a dedicated server that offers the level of access required to accomplish such an operation. For normal e-mail hosting purposes, though, you can open a normal shared website hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain name. This is not a service that's widely famous, since the website hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by 2 different servers, often belonging to separate hosting providers.

Shared Hosting - the most widespread and universally used hosting service nowadays. It's used for hosting site files, whose type is determined by the OS the web server is utilizing - Linux or Windows. Different types of files necessitate specific web server OSs, otherwise they won't be displayed properly on the Web. This type of web hosting may include disk space and traffic restrictions, root-level access and central processing unit usage restrictions.

Based on the aims and on the objectives, the client should pick the sort of hosting server that he requires for his project, and, of course, the web hosting distributor that's going to supply it. There are several kinds of hosting servers, depending on the specs and the web hosting solutions that they provide. These are:

Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server provides a smaller quantity of resources, which, of course, is manifested in the cost of the service. It can be used for hosting small and middle sized online portals, which do not demand huge amounts of data storage and bandwidth.

Semi-dedicated Hosting - they work on the very same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Yet, there are much fewer users hosted on the same web hosting server. That is why, each of them will receive a bigger share of the web hosting server's resources like RAM, server storage space, web traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting bulky web pages that do not demand full server root access.

VPS hosting are ideal for medium sized websites, which do need root access to the server's configuration files. Generally, there are several virtual web server hosting accounts placed on the same physical server. In spite of that, each of them is autonomous from the rest and runs its own OS.

Dedicated Hosting - a fully dedicated hosting server configured and accessed by you and solely you. It ensures a huge amount of resources. It also includes full root privileges, which renders it an excellent environment for any sort of web site that needs a web hosting service.

The sole question that remains is:

Which website hosting vendor should I opt for?

As stated above, there are just a few providers offering warez web hosting services due to legal entanglements. Such web hosting providers are being closed down practically every month. Because of that, if you want to launch such a service, you should do it on your own PC. The shared website hosting solution is the most popular type of hosting service. Because of that, every web hosting vendor provides it. Not all of them, however, provide solutions such as VPSs, Semi-dedicated Hosting and dedicated servers. Most of the small scale web hosting providers do not have the resources demanded for maintaining those services. You can easily recognize such web hosts by the sorts of solutions that they are supplying and by the manner in which they introduce them to the clients. For example, some web hosts permit you to commence with a smaller hosting plan and then upgrade to a more advanced one, if you deem it compulsory to do so. This is very convenient, since you do not need to move web sites between web hosting servers and there is no possibility of facing network outages due to all the predicaments that may show up.

We, at surfhosting.eu offer all sorts of services and have the required web server resources and staff to guarantee that their customers will not stumble upon any hassles when changing services, which is what a top hosting supplier is actually all about.