Types of Web Hosting,Web Hosting types

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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 full server.
  • 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.