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As its name indicates, web hosting is a service, which involves hosting online content. There are different forms and kinds of web hosting, depending on the goals and on the functions. In spite of that, they all are related to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the World Wide Web. A web host is in fact a server that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its own Internet Protocol address, which permits users to get access to it via the World Wide Web. The web server's configuration and its limitations are dependent on the kind of web hosting service it's going to be utilized for.

What are the different forms of web hosting?

Based on the function, the business hosting service may be:

File Web Hosting - this type of hosting enables the customers to keep their files on a particular web server. With the normal file web hosting solution, the files that are accommodated may only be accessed by the user that's availing of the service. This web hosting service generally entails backups of PCs , documents, personal files and even other web servers. This solution may also impose given limitations in relation to the data space and the root access. There may also be bandwidth limitations, but that is dependent on the actual service provider.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is resembling the previous hosting service form. However, in contrast with the file storage hosting service, the warez web hosting service is used for circulating patented content without the blessing of the licence proprietor. To put it briefly - it refers to the illicit circulation of files and materials. There are lots of ways for this to be carried out, but the two essential approaches are - via plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via P2P connections. The first method entails either a given web site, or, most typically, simply a directory on a web hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download licensed docs for free. The second approach entails a peer-to-peer connection, using the so-called Torrent servers, through which users swap files between each other. There are a few website hosting vendors that allow such type of web hosting on their hosting servers, mostly because of all the judicial troubles that it presupposes. Usually such websites are hosted on personal dedicated servers that are registered by third-party enterprises either in the Middle East or in Asia.

E-mail Web Hosting - this service is used with both shared web hosting and dedicated web hosting servers, based on the user's wish. If you wish to launch your own personal SMTP mail server, then you will need either a virtual server or a dedicated server that provides the access level needed to complete such an operation. For standard mail web hosting ends, however, you can open a standard shared web hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a service that's very popular, because the web hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by 2 different web servers, often belonging to different web hosts.

Web Hosting - the most widespread and vastly utilized hosting service nowadays. It's used for hosting website files, whose type depends on the Operating System the web server is using - Linux or Windows. Different types of files demand specific server Operating Systems, or else they won't be exhibited accurately on the Web. This form of web hosting may have web space and web traffic limitations, server root access and CPU usage restrictions.

Based on the mission and on the objectives, the customer should pick the sort of hosting server that he needs for his project, and, of course, the website hosting supplier that's going to supply it. There are various types of hosting servers, depending on the specifications and the hosting solutions that they offer. These are:

Shared 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 utilized for hosting small and middle size web sites, which do not demand vast amounts of server space and web traffic.

Semi-dedicated Hosting - they perform on the very same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Yet, there are much less customers hosted on the same web hosting server. Hence, each of them will get a larger share of the server's resources like RAM, data storage, traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting big web portals that do not require full root access.

VPS hosting are perfect for middle size online portals, which do demand root access to the server's configuration files. Traditionally, there are a bunch of virtual private web hosting server accounts placed on the same machine. Yet, each of them is autonomous from the other ones and has its own OS.

Dedicated Hosting - a completely dedicated web server set up and accessed by you and only you. It ensures a big quantity of resources. It also provides root privileges, which renders it a perfect environment for any type of web site that needs a web hosting solution.

The sole question that's left is:

Which website hosting company should I settle on?

As stated above, there aren't many hosting companies offering warez hosting services due to judicial entanglements. Such providers are being shut down almost every month. Because of that, if you want to provide such a service, you should do it on your own personal computer. The shared hosting service is the most popular kind of web hosting service. That is why, every website hosting corporation offers it. Not all of them, though, offer solutions such as VPS web hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Hosting and dedicated web servers. Most of the small sized website hosting companies do not have the resources demanded for offering those services. You can easily identify such hosting companies by the types of services that they are making available and by the manner in which they introduce them to the customers. For example, certain hosts allow you to begin with a low-end website hosting plan and then upgrade to a more powerful one, if you consider it necessary to do so. This is very suitable, since you do not have to transfer web pages between web hosting servers and there is no danger of experiencing outages due to all the complications that may appear.

We, at Isle Hosting offer all types of solutions and have the required web server resources and personnel to ensure that their clients will not face any troubles when swapping services, which is what a top hosting supplier is actually all about.

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