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Definition of Shared Hosting

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As its name suggests, shared hosting is a service, which involves hosting online content. There are different forms and types of web hosting, depending on the purpose and on the objectives. In spite of that, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible throughout the World Wide Web. A host is actually a server that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its own IP address, which permits people to access it through the Internet. The web server's architecture and its limitations are subject to the kind of web hosting service it's going to be utilized for.

What are the various types of web hosting?

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

File Hosting - this type of hosting enables the customers to accommodate their files on a particular hosting server. With the regular file storage hosting service, the files that are accommodated may only be accessed by the person that's utilizing the service. This web hosting solution usually appertains to backups of computers , documents, private files and even other web servers. This solution may also impose certain limitations when it comes to the data storage space and the root-level access. There may also be bandwidth quota limits, but that depends on the actual web hosting service provider.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is comparable with the previous hosting service form. Nonetheless, in contrast with the file storage hosting service, the warez hosting solution is used for disseminating patented materials without being given the OK to do so by the licence holder. In short - it appertains to the forbidden dissemination of files and docs. There are a lot of methods for this to be attained, but the two essential approaches are - through simple HTTP downloading and via P2P connections. The first way entails either a certain web page, or, most often, just a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download patented docs free of charge. The second approach entails a P2P connection, making use of the so-called Torrent servers, through which people swap files between each other. There aren't many web hosting corporations that allow such form of web hosting on their web servers, chiefly owing to all the legal problems that it entails. Usually such web sites are hosted on private dedicated servers that are registered by third-party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Electronic Mail Web Hosting - this service is used with both shared hosting and dedicated hosting servers, based on the customer's wish. If you want to build your own personal SMTP mail server, then you will require either a private virtual web hosting server or a dedicated hosting server that provides the level of access required to perform such an assignment. For traditional email hosting purposes, though, you can use an average shared hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a service that's widely popular, because the web hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by 2 separate web servers, usually belonging to different web hosts.

Shared Hosting - the most popular and universally utilized hosting service today. It's utilized for hosting site files, whose type depends on the OS the hosting server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different types of files need concrete web server OSs, or else they won't be displayed properly on the Web. This form of web hosting may impose disk storage and bandwidth limitations, root access and CPU usage restrictions.

Based on the goals and on the functions, the user should choose the kind of web hosting server that he needs for his project, and, of course, the web hosting vendor that's going to furnish it. There are several kinds of web servers, depending on the configuration and the web hosting solutions that they offer. These are:

Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared hosting server offers a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, is reflected on the cost of the service. It can be used for hosting small sized and middle size web pages, which do not require vast quotas of server storage and traffic.

Semi-dedicated Servers - they perform on the very same principle as the shared website hosting servers. Nevertheless, there are much fewer customers accommodated on the same server. Therefore, each of them will get a larger quota of the hosting server's resources like RAM, web storage space, traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting popular sites that do not require full root privileges.

Virtual private servers are ideal for middle scale web portals, which do require root-level access to the hosting server's config files. Traditionally, there are a handful of virtual hosting server accounts placed on the same machine. Nevertheless, each of them is insulated from the other ones and runs its own OS.

Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated web hosting server set up and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees a vast quantity of system resources. It also provides root-level access, which makes it the optimal solution for any kind of web site that needs a web hosting service.

The only question that's left is:

Which web hosting provider should I select?

As mentioned above, there aren't many hosting providers providing warez web hosting services because of judicial troubles. Such web hosting providers are being closed down almost every month. Because of that, if you desire to set up such a service, you should do it on your own PC. The shared web hosting solution is the most widespread type of web hosting service. So, every website hosting corporation provides it. Not all of them, however, provide services such as VPS servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated web servers. Most of the small scale website hosting companies do not have the means demanded for offering those services. You can easily identify such companies by the types of services that they are providing and by the manner in which they introduce them to the clients. For example, some companies allow you to start with a small scale web hosting account and then upgrade to a bigger one, if you consider it obligatory to do so. This is quite convenient, because you do not have to relocate web pages between web servers and there is no risk of experiencing network downtime due to all the predicaments that may occur.

We, at The Edge of Eternity Networks offer all types of solutions and have the necessary server resources and staff to ensure that their customers will not experience any hassles when changing services, which is what a top hosting vendor is in fact all about.

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