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As its name denotes, website hosting is a solution, which entails hosting online content. There are various varieties and kinds of hosting, based on the aims and on the objectives. Nonetheless, they all refer to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available throughout the Web. A web host is actually a server that is linked to the Web and has its very own IP address, which allows people to gain access to it through the Internet. The server's configuration and its system resources depend on the sort of web hosting service it's going to be utilized for.

What are the different forms of hosting?

Depending on the goal, the hosting solution may be:

File Web Hosting - this form of web hosting allows the users to host their files on a certain server. With the conventional file web hosting service, the files that are deposited may only be accessed by the customer that's availing of the service. This web hosting solution generally refers to backups of personal computers , docs, personal files and even other servers. This service may also impose given limits in relation to the server space and the root-level access. There may also be bandwidth quota limits, but that depends on the particular hosting provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is resembling the previous hosting service form. However, in contrast with the file hosting service, the warez web hosting solution is used for disseminating proprietary content without the authorization of the license owner. In brief - it is connected with the illegal circulation of files and materials. There are a lot of methods for this to be accomplished, but the two main approaches are - through simple HTTP downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first way involves either a certain web page, or, most commonly, simply a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download patented docs for free. The second approach entails a peer-to-peer connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent web servers, via which users exchange files between each other. There are just a few site hosting distributors that permit such type of hosting on their servers, mainly owing to all the legal complications that it involves. Typically such web sites are hosted on private dedicated web servers that are registered by third-party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Email Web Hosting - this solution is relevant with both shared website hosting and huge, depending on the customer's intention. If you wish to launch your very own private SMTP email server, then you will need either a private virtual web hosting server or a dedicated hosting server that offers the level of access needed to execute such an operation. For routine electronic mail web hosting ends, though, you can utilize a simple shared web site hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain name. This is not a service that's widely famous, because the website hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by two different servers, usually belonging to separate companies.

Website Hosting - the most widely spread and largely utilized hosting service nowadays. It's utilized for hosting web site files, whose type is dependent on the Operating System the hosting server is using - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files request specific web server Operating Systems, otherwise they won't be displayed properly on the Internet. This type of web hosting may involve web space and web traffic quota limits, root access and central processing unit usage limits.

Based on the mission and on the usage, the customer should choose the kind of web server that he needs for his project, and, of course, the hosting company that's going to furnish it. There are different types of servers, based on the configuration and the website hosting solutions that they offer. These are:

Shared Hosting Servers - a shared web page hosting server includes a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small size and middle size web sites, which do not require huge amounts of data storage space and bandwidth.

Semi-dedicated Servers - they perform on the same principle as the shared web space hosting servers. Still, there are much less customers accommodated on the same web hosting server. That is why, each of them will obtain a bigger share of the web hosting server's resources like RAM, data storage, web traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting immense online portals that do not need full root access.

Virtual Private Servers - the VPS web hosting servers are perfect for medium web pages, which do need root access to the web server's configuration files. Commonly, there are a handful of virtual private web server accounts placed on the same machine. However, each of them is independent from the others and has its own Operating System.

Dedicated Servers - a completely dedicated machine set up and accessed by you and solely you. It ensures a great quantity of resources. It also provides complete root-level access, which renders it the optimal platform for any kind of online portal that requires a site hosting service.

The sole question that's left is:

Which webspace hosting vendor should I choose?

As already mentioned, there are not many hosting companies offering warez web hosting services because of legal problems. Such hosting providers are being shut down virtually every month. For that reason, if you want to set up such a service, you should do it on your very own personal computer. The shared web page hosting solution is the most famous type of hosting service. That is why, each web hosting vendor provides it. Not all of them, however, provide services such as Virtual Private Servers, semi-dedicated hosting servers and dedicated servers. Most of the small sized site hosting suppliers do not have the means demanded for maintaining those solutions. Hence it's invariably best to settle on a larger host that can provide its customers with all the solutions that they seek. You can easily recognize such web hosting companies by the types of solutions that they are making available and by the manner in which they present them to the customers. For example, some web hosting providers allow you to start with a small sized hosting plan and then move to a more powerful one, if you consider it necessary to do so. This is quite suitable, since you do not need to transfer websites between servers and there is no possibility of experiencing network downtime due to all the problems that may occur. Web hosting providers such as 'Lonex Hosting' provide all kinds of solutions and have the adequate server resources and staff to assure that their customers will not suffer any troubles when swapping services, which is what a top web hosting distributor is actually all about.