Today we are going to discuss about “what is web hosting and types of web hosting”.
What is Web Hosting and Types of Web Hosting
What is Web Hosting ?
Web hosting is the service which makes your site available to your users online. A web hosting offers space on its server. So, by which other computers across the globe can access your site with a modem or internet.
Types of Web Hosting:
There are different kinds of hosting shared hosting, vps hosting and dedicated hosting. After these playing a major role a newbie cloud hosting came in. Were this cloud hosting changed everything. We will discuss about them below.
In Shared hosting environment, all customer sites host on a single large server. Hence, all websites use shared resources of that single server making it a shared hosting.
Shared hosting is great for startups/newbie’s as it is more affordable and easy to get online in no time. It is easy to manage because of server maintenance handled by hosting provider. All you have to do is manage and optimize your site for your users while rest of the things taken care by provider.
And on other hand we have some drawbacks too. When it comes to server performance, you got less. Also got lot of limitations like limited root access, firewall restrictions, resource usage etc.
In VPS hosting environment, only some/few customer sites host on a single server. Resources are still shared but got functionalities like greater control on server. Where customers can run own copy of an operating system (OS). And have superuser-level access to that operating system instance.
VPS Hosting is a level up for small-medium Businesses. While it is capable of handling good amount of traffic. VPS Hosting is best if you want to upgrade from shared hosting due to its performance & features.
VPS compared to dedicated is cheaper. But still got limited resources as it’s shared with few other customers. And after all you pay little extra for greater control and for ample resources than shared host.
Dedicated hosting itself speaks out that it’s dedicated to single site/customer. Where a customer leases an entire server/resources i.e not shared with anyone else. Where customers have full control over the server/resources. They own controls like choice of operating system, hardware, etc can all be set by self. And when we say dedicated resources that means you got greater dedicated performance.
In dedicated hosting you get full remote software and hardware access. When it comes to software you can run any application you need on OS you select. And when it comes to hardware you got all the resources and can access firewall to open/close ports.
Major drawback is higher the cost for high end servers. Secondly you need expert tech staff to troubleshoot your server.
And now the game changer. In Cloud Hosting many servers are bound to work together like one large server. Cloud Hosting offers replicated storage & resources with scalability and high performance rate. Even if one server goes down other server takes over resulting in minimal to zero downtime.
Increased scalability and reliability of cloud hosting that beats all the above. Cloud hosting is bang for the buck. While technically it is a 1:1 ratio service as you get what you pay for. Major advantage is backup and recovery that is easy to do. Only require moderate tech staff to manage things.
And drawbacks? Considered only in rare cases. Increased data & security risk if provider doesn’t offer advanced protection. Full control on resources only. Access anytime & anywhere that results in increased attack surface for zero day attacks.
You can choose any of the hosting type that meets your desired needs. But when these team up with SSD storage it boosts performance and page load speeds. So, fast page loads equal to better SEO. To find “Difference between HDD vs SSD hosting” click here.
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Sudheer Ankireddypalli is an Entrepreneur, Tech Enthusiast, Hardcore Gamer, Traveler and Geek.