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As the number of Web pages grows to trillions of pages on the Internet, Webmasters have too
many hosting plans to choose from - affordable web hosting, Cheap Web hosting, ASP Web
Hosting, Budget Hosting, Dedicated Servers, eCommerce Hosting, FrontPage Web Hosting,
Hosting With Templates, Managed Web Hosting, PHP Web Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Shared
Hosting, Unix / Linux Hosting, Virtual Private Servers, Windows Hosting and Co-location Hosting.

Those commonly used web hosting terms represent the many faces of web hosting. All web
hosting plans and terminologies can be classified in terms of cost, programming languages,
operation systems, Web servers and functionality.

Cost - Web hosting plans are referred as affordable web hosting, budget hosting and cheap web
hosting. Cost of web hosting is the first thing that many small site owners are looking for.
Affordable web hosting, budget hosting or cheap web hosting plan often cost less than $5 per
month.

Programming Languages - If you want to add dynamics and interactivity to your websites and you
happen to know something about programming, you want to hosting plans that support the
programming languages that you know well or want to master. The commonly used wen
development languages include PHP, ASP, JSP and PERL. The hosting plans that support those
programming languages are referred as PHP Web hosting, ASP Web hosting, JSP Web hosting or
PERL Web hosting.

Operating Systems - Once you've picked up the programming language(s) for your Web
development, you still have freedom to choose the operating system that hosts your Websites.
Besides ASP which works only on Microsoft Windows, other programming languages, PHP, JSP
and PERL, work on Windows, Unix and Linux. Hosting plans that support particular operating
systems are referred as Window Hosting, Unix Hosting or Linux hosting.

Servers - Apache is the most widely supported Web server in Web hosting industry. ASP works
only on Mirosoft Internet Information Server or IIS server. Weblogic or Websphere is needed for
JSP hosting. When webmasters are talking about Web servers, they're most interested in the
server performance - Managed Web Hosting, Shared Hosting, Dedicated Servers, or Virtual
Private Servers (VPS). Shared hosting is the cheapest plan, and you can host as many sites as
you like with a Reseller Hosting option. VPS costs around $50 a month, and Dedicated Server
plan will cost from $50 - $100 or more a month dependent on storage space and bandwidth of the
hosting plan.

Functionality - There're hosting plans out there that either make the site creation easier or offer
support for secure online transactions. A simple website can be easily created in hours if you
choose hosting plans that support various templates. Ecommerce hosting plan is the choice for
sites that provide shopping carts and accept payment online.

Copyright @2005, Bruce Zhang

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Bruce Zhang has over 10 years of experience in web development, database design and
managing web servers. He currently manages dozens of websites using ASP Web Hosting,
Budget Hosting, Dedicated Servers, eCommerce Hosting, FrontPage Web Hosting, Hosting With
Templates, Managed Web Hosting, PHP Web Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Shared Hosting, Unix
/ Linux Hosting for web hosting needs.




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