Different types of Website hosting

Written by Wayne LangfordHosting


Web hosting is one of the most common phrases in the virtual world. So what is web hosting? What does it mean?

Web hosting is a type of internet hosting service that will allow an organization or individual to make their website which will be accessible through the World Wide Web. This is the location and home of your website.

At present, there are lots of web hosting companies and they are serving clients from all over the world. So it is really simple to find a web hosting company. But is it all? No, this is just beginning. Your web business is completely dependent on your hosting provider company. Hosting Provider Company plays a vital role to increase and spread your business. Normally two types of hosting operation services are available. They are

LINUX operating platform
WINDOWS operating platform
Hosting service varies with the working procedure of your website. If you are running any personal webpage then single page hosting is enough for you. But if you are planning to run an e-commerce site then you must need to have SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) hosting. Let’s have a look at different types of hosting services:

Free hosting service:
For this type of hosting service, you don’t need to pay any money. Normally different types of large companies offer these types of free web hosting services to their clients as a part of their advertisement. But these hosting services are very limited with few features only. Not recommended for any business or organizational website. This hosting service is suitable for personal hobby type or biography type websites.

Shared web hosting service:
It is a common server platform that can be shared by lots of domains. Normally all of the domains share common resources like CPU and RAM. Basic features are available in this type of hosting but it is not perfect for updated features. Moreover, this hosting service is not so secure and safe. Resellers sell this type of hosting service.

Virtual Dedicated Server:
This hosting is also known as VPS (Virtual Private Server). Here server resources are divided into different virtual servers. Here the resources will be allocated in such a way that they will not reflect the underlying hardware directly. It allows the users to get access to their own virtual space. Here customers are allowed to maintain the server.

Dedicated hosting service:
This is a type of hosting service where users will get their own web servers with full control of the server. Here users will get root access for LINUX and administrator access for WINDOWS administrator access. As the users will get the root and administrative access so the users are fully responsible for the maintenance and the security of the server.

Managed hosting service:
Although the users will get their own Web server still they will not have full control of the server. That means users don’t have any type of access. Users may manage their data through FTP or other tools. The provider is fully responsible for the maintenance and security of the server.

Cloud hosting:
It is a new type of hosting technology. In this platform, customers get scalable, powerful, and reliable hosting services based on utility billing and clustered load-balanced servers. It is more secure and reliable as other computers of the cloud can support you if a single piece part of your computer goes down. At the same time, it doesn’t face many problems for local power failure problems or natural disasters.

These are the main type of hosting services. There are some more types of hosting services but those are not so effective. Besides these, there are some specific hosting services that are also helpful and effective for clients. Let’s have a look at them:

E-mail hosting service:
Here users get the option to create e-mail addresses through a domain name. The email address can be john@(domain name). at present, different types of companies are using this hosting service to ensure a secured email platform for their employee.

Image hosting service:
This hosting service allows users to upload images to a web server and create a different name for each and every image. Then users can share that image with others by using that specific image link.

Shopping cart software hosting:
If you want to run an e-commerce website then this hosting service is mandatory for you. Clients of your e-commerce website will be able to do shopping smoothly through this hosting service.

Besides these, there are a few more hosting services. You have to select your suitable hosting service depending on your website and purpose. Don’t forget to select a reliable and trusted hosting service provider as the success of your website depends on the quality and service of your hosting provider.

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