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As its name implies, web hosting is a solution, which involves hosting online content. There are different forms and kinds of hosting, based on the purpose and on the objectives. Nonetheless, they all involve hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible throughout the Internet. A host is actually a web server that is linked to the World Wide Web and has its own personal Internet Protocol address, which allows people to gain access to it via the World Wide Web. The server's architecture and its resources are determined by the type of web hosting solution it will be utilized for.

What are the different forms of hosting?

Depending on the function, the web hosting service may be:

File Storage Hosting - this type of web hosting enables the users to stash their files on a given hosting server. With the customary file hosting solution, the files that are accommodated may only be accessed by the individual that's availing of the service. This hosting solution typically refers to backups of personal computers , documents, personal files and even other web hosting servers. This solution may also involve given limitations in terms of the web space and the root privileges. There may also be bandwidth restrictions, but that depends on the particular web host.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is very similar to the previous hosting service type. In spite of that, unlike the file web hosting service, the warez web hosting service is used for propagating copyrighted work without being given the green light by the licence possessor. To cut a long story short - it appertains to the unlawful circulation of files and documents. There are lots of approaches for this to be attained, but the two principal approaches are - through simple HTTP downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first approach entails either a certain web portal, or, most often, just a directory on a web server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download copyrighted materials for free. The second way entails a peer-to-peer connection, availing of the so-called Torrent servers, through which people transfer files between each other. There are not many web hosting vendors that permit that type of hosting on their web servers, mainly because of all the legal complications that it presupposes. Typically such web pages are hosted on private dedicated web servers that are registered by 3rd party enterprises either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Email HostingElectronic Mail Hosting - this solution is applicable with both shared web hosting and dedicated web hosting servers, depending on the user's wish. If you would like to create your very own private SMTP server, then you will need either a virtual web server or a dedicated web hosting server that offers the level of access required to complete such an assignment. For routine e-mail hosting purposes, though, you can set up an average shared web hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's very used, because the web hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by 2 separate web servers, often owned by separate hosting providers.

Web Hosting - the most famous and frequently used hosting service as of today. It's used for hosting web site files, whose sort depends on the Operating System the hosting server is running - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files need concrete web hosting server OSs, or else they won't be displayed properly on the Internet. This form of web hosting may include disk space and web traffic restrictions, root access and central processing unit usage limitations.

Depending on the goals and on the functions, the client should select the sort of server that he demands for his work, and, of course, the website hosting supplier that's going to provide it. There are various types of web hosting servers, based on the configuration and the web site hosting solutions that they offer. These are:

Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared website hosting server supplies 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 sites, which do not need considerable quantities of storage space and traffic.

Semi-dedicated Servers - they work on the very same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Still, there are much fewer users accommodated on the same web server. Because of that, each of them will receive a larger quota of the hosting server's resources like RAM, storage space, traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting popular online portals that do not demand complete server root access.

VPS are perfect for medium sized web portals, which do require root access to the server's configuration files. Typically, there are several VPS web hosting accounts situated on the same server. Yet, each of them is independent from the rest and runs its own Operating System.

Dedicated Web Hosting - a fully dedicated web hosting server set up and accessed by you and only you. It ensures an immense quantity of system resources. It also provides full root privileges, which makes it a perfect environment for any kind of web portal that needs a hosting solution.

The sole question that's left is:

Which web hosting provider should I opt for?


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As already stated, there aren't many web hosting companies providing warez web hosting solutions because of legal entanglements. Such hosts are being shut down virtually every month. For that reason, if you would like to create such a service, you should do it on your own personal computer. The shared website hosting solution is the most widespread kind of hosting service. Therefore, each and every web hosting company offers it. Not all of them, however, offer solutions such as virtual web servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated servers. Most of the small scale web hosting firms do not have the resources needed for offering those solutions. You can easily ID such web hosting companies by the sorts of solutions that they are making available and by the manner in which they present them to the clients. For example, certain providers permit you to start with a small sized hosting plan and then upgrade to a more advanced one, if you find it compulsory to do so. This is extremely convenient, because you do not need to transmit web portals between servers and there is no chance of experiencing service downtime due to all the problems that may arise.

We, at Fateback offer reliable cloud hosting and have the needed server resources and personnel to assure that their clients will not suffer any problems when changing services, which is what a top hosting firm is in fact all about.