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Hosting Plans Definition

As its name indicates, hosting is a service, which entails hosting web content. There are various forms and types of hosting, based on the mission and on the functions. In spite of that, they all entail hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the World Wide Web. A host is in fact a hosting server that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its own Internet Protocol address, which enables users to access it via the Web. The web hosting server's architecture and its system resources depend on the sort of hosting solution it's going to be used for.

What are the different forms of hosting?

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

File Web Hosting - this type of web hosting enables the clients to save their files on a specific web server. With the normal file storage hosting solution, the files that are stored may only be accessed by the customer that's using the service. This web hosting solution usually is connected with backups of computers , documents, personal files and even other hosting servers. This solution may also contain certain restrictions in terms of the data storage space and the root access. There may also be bandwidth restrictions, but that depends on the given hosting service provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is very similar to the previous web hosting service type. In spite of that, unlike the file hosting service, the warez hosting solution is used for distributing licensed work without the sanction of the patent owner. In brief - it is related to the prohibited transmission of files and documents. There are numerous ways for this to be carried out, but the 2 essential approaches are - through simple Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first method involves either a specific website, or, most typically, just a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download patented content free of charge. The second way involves a peer-to-peer connection, availing of the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users share files between each other. There are very few web hosting providers that allow such form of hosting on their servers, chiefly because of all the judicial problems that it presupposes. Usually such websites are hosted on personal dedicated web servers that are registered by third-party enterprises either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Mail Hosting - this solution is relevant with both shared hosting and dedicated hosting servers, based on the customer's intention. If you wish to create your very own personal SMTP server, then you will require either a private virtual web server or a dedicated hosting server that provides the access level required to complete such an assignment. For conventional electronic mail web hosting ends, however, you can use a normal shared hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a service that's very famous, since the web hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by two different servers, often belonging to different providers.

Hosting - the most popular and immensely used hosting service today. It's utilized for hosting website files, whose sort is determined by the Operating System the web server is utilizing - Linux or Windows. Different types of files necessitate specific web hosting server OSs, otherwise they won't be displayed appropriately on the Internet. This kind of hosting may impose web space and web traffic restrictions, root access and central processing unit usage limitations.

Depending on the goals and on the usage, the client should select the kind of server that he needs for his project, and, of course, the web hosting company that's going to furnish it. There are different sorts of hosting servers, depending on the specifications and the web hosting services that they offer. These are:

Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server supplies a smaller quantity of resources, which, of course, is manifested in the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small scale and middle sized web pages, which do not need large quantities of web storage space and traffic.

Semi-dedicated Servers - they function on the very same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Nevertheless, there are much less customers hosted on the same web server. Hence, each of them will obtain a greater quota of the web server's resources like RAM, disk storage, traffic and CPU. Excellent for hosting popular sites that do not demand full server root privileges.

VPS are excellent for medium size websites, which do need root access to the server's configuration files. Generally, there are a number of VPS web hosting accounts located on the same physical machine. Nonetheless, each of them is autonomous from the other ones and has its own OS.

Dedicated Server - a fully dedicated physical machine configured and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees a great amount of resources. It also gives server root access, which renders it the optimal solution for any type of web portal that requires a web hosting solution.

The only question that remains is:

Which web hosting company should I settle on?

As already mentioned, there aren't many hosting companies providing warez hosting solutions because of legal complications. Such hosting companies are being shut down practically every month. That is why, if you would like to provide such a service, you should do it on your very own computer. The shared website hosting service is the most famous type of hosting service. Because of that, each and every website hosting provider provides it. Not all of them, however, provide services such as virtual private web servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the smaller web hosting suppliers do not have the means needed for maintaining those solutions. You can quickly ID such web hosting companies by the kinds of services that they are providing and by the way that they introduce them to the customers. For instance, some companies permit you to commence with a small scale web hosting package and subsequently move to a more advanced one, if you find it necessary to do so. This is extremely suitable, since you do not have to move web portals between hosting servers and there is no chance of suffering service disturbances due to all the predicaments that may arise.

We, at K-Hosting Services provide all sorts of solutions and have the required hosting server resources and personnel to assure that their customers will not run into any complications when changing services, which is what a top hosting corporation is in fact all about.