Types of Web Hosting
Here you will learn about the types of web hosting
services that are available in the market that you can choose for hosting your
valued websites. Your website plays an important role in your web business. So,
to choose your Web Hosting service you should understand the different types of
web hosting services available these days.
Based on the cost and infrastructure provides by the
web hosting services companies, Web Hosting can be divided into Free Web
Hosting and Paid Web Hosting.
Free Web Hosting
Free Web Hosting companies does not charge anything to
host your site on the server. These free web hosting can be obtained free of
cost from websites such as geocities.com. The user using these free web hosting
services don't pay anything to the host. These hosts are subsidized by banner
advertising, so they offer limited services. If you take account from
geocities.com then the url will take the format like geocities.com/<your
name>. These free hosting are not suitable for business hosting.
Paid Web Hosting
Paid Web Hosting are professional web hosting services
that charges monthly or yearly charges for the hosting service. These paid web
hosting services are very reliable and can be used to host critical web sites.
Here are the types of paid web hosting:
- Shared Web Hosting
Shared hosting also known as virtual
hosting, is one of the most common method of web hosting. Shared Web Hosting
is a type of hosting where many web sites are hosted on same physical
server. It is the cheapest and easiest way to get a web site up and running.
All the sites shares the server resources. Shared hosting is less expensive
hosting for business to create Web presence, but it is not sufficient for
Web sites getting tremendous traffic. If your web site is getting huge hits
then you should consider for dedicated web hosting.
- Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting
The VPS or Virtual Private Servers are also know as VDS (Virtual Dedicated
Servers) is a type of hosting where more than one virtual servers are
created on one server machine. Each virtual servers are complete system with
root access and user can mange the virtual server themselves. This type of
hosting is required when you application needs Dedicated server and you
don't want to go for full server as your application actually don't need
- Dedicated Web Hosting
Dedicated Web Hosting is basically the hosting of web site on the dedicated
servers. It is like having own server and without any large investment to
setting it up. Dedicated hosting service provider will provide you a server
to host your site. Dedicated Hosting service provider will manage the
server, network, power-backups etc. for you. It can be managed or unmanaged.
- Managed Web Hosting
Managed Web Hosting are a type of Dedicated Web Hosting where your hosting
service provider takes the responsibility of the server maintenance and
software upgrades. In this case your hosting service provide will monitor
the server for server failure and other related issues. Managed Web Hosting
is best option if your web site is critical and business can't bear the
downtime of the server.
- Server Co-Location
The Colocation Hosting means the hosting the own server in the premises of
the Data center. In this case clients places their server in the Data
center. The data center provides a space for placing the server, a
high-speed connection to the Internet, controlled air temperature, high
security, high-redundancy, managed server solutions and more. The Colocation
hosting is also called colocation, co-location or co location hosting.
- Reseller Web Hosting
Reseller hosting is a form of web hosting in which the account owner split
up their allotted web space and then resell it to some one for hosting.