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Webspace

Web space (W-space) is the storage space provided by an Internet Service Provider (ISP) on a server operated by them. The online storage space can be used for storing the files of a website or a web application. In the context of cloud computing, W-Space is used in the following deployment scenarios:

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  • for storing data that is to be accessible via the Internet
  • for the provision of application programs, or
  • as an online platform for the development of Web applications Service providers that provide online storage space are called Internet service providers (ISPs), providers, hosters, or Web hosts.
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Web space hosting models at a glance

Depending on how much online storage space is needed, users have a variety of hosting models

to choose from.

Shared hosting

This is the easiest and fastest way to use web space. With shared hosting, your own website is stored on the same server as all the other websites. The server space can be shared between a few or up to thousands of websites. The individual users share the resources of the server (the power of the CPU, the memory and the bandwidth of the Internet connection). This hosting model is inexpensive, but it can result in poorer performance when traffic is high.

Virtual servers

A virtual server (vServer)

offers more freedom in the use of online storage space. A virtual server is a part of a physical server. Depending on the size and processing power, any number of virtual servers can be run on one physical server. Each vServer is permanently allocated a part of the server hardware, such as storage space or RAM. Such a server has its own IP address and can usually be configured like a real server according to the individual wishes and requirements of the user.

Dedicated server

Adedicated server

is a physical server that the customer rents from a provider. In contrast to a vServer, the user has unrestricted access to the entire performance and storage space of the server and does not have to share it with other users. A dedicated server is located in the provider’s data center and is his property. However, the user is given full control over the server and can configure it according to personal requirements. Dedicated servers are associated with correspondingly high costs and are primarily used for extensive web projects.

Managed Server

This is a hosting model

that also provides its customers with a dedicated server. However, unlike a dedicated server, users do not have full control over the system. This should, among other things, avoid problems caused by users changing the system configuration. A managed server is managed by the provider to ensure that the hardware and software are working properly.

Cloud Hosting

Cloud hosting

is an offering where the provider provides its customers with a scalable and reliable system for a variety of different tasks. Depending on their needs, providers provide their customers with coordinated hardware and software configurations, web servers, databases and other components. The customer can configure these systems themselves, but they are managed by the provider. Cloud hosting can be used in the context of different deployment scenarios, such as:
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  • Web space hosting
  • E-mail hosting
  • Database hosting
  • Application Hosting
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Conclusion

Web space is online storage space for data

provided by an online provider, such as a hosting provider or Internet service provider.


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