Web hosting is the task of making websites and web pages available to many users. There are many types of web hostings available nowadays. All web hosting plans act as a storage place for all your website content. There are few key differentiations which make a hosting good or bad, like amount of storage capacity, server speed, uptime, and reliability.
Types of Web Hosting Offered:
- Shared Hosting: Shared hosting is perfect for newcomers. This is where your website will be stored on the same server along with with multiple other websites, that could be anywhere between hundreds or thousands of others.
All domains share the same server resources such as Ram (random access memory) and CPU (central processing unit).
- Dedicated Server Hosting: This gives website owners the most control over the server that their website is stored on. In this type of hosting, you rent a server and your website is the only one which is stored on the server, thus giving you all the root and admin access. It means you have full control over everything from security to the operating system.
- Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting: A VPS hosting mimics a dedicated server hosting, but it is within a shared hosting environment. It gives those website owners more control, who don't want to invest in dedicated hosting. VPS hosting is not able to handle high traffic levels and website performance can still be affected by other sites on the same server. However, by dividing a server into a virtual server. Each website is hosted on its own dedicated server but still share a physical server with other users.
- Cloud Hosting: Cloud hosting is very popular in the hosting industry. It's a hosting solution that works via a network, like internet and enables companies to consume the computing resource like a utility. The resources required for maintaining the website are spread across more than one web server, reducing the chance of any downtime due to server malfunction.
Cloud-based hosting is scalable, which means your site can grow over time, using as many resources as it requires and you only pay for what you need.