Types_of_Web_Site_Hosting by marcusjames


Types of Web Site Hosting

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What is hosting? Why can you once need hosting? What are the types of web
site hosting, their pros and cons? You'll be able to answer these
questions after reading the article.

web site hosting

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First of all we must determine the meaning of the word “hosting”. So,
what is hosting?
Hosting origins from the word “host” which has different meanings that
are familiar to you. Hosting means providing place for your website on
the web hosting company‟s servers and makes it viewable in the Internet
and floating it.

Why can you once need hosting?

Imagine that you have created a website and now you are wondering how
your friends and acquaintances can see it. You place it in your personal
computer, but then you come to know that it‟s dangerous for your
computer‟s safety and needs permanent Internet connection. So it causes a
lot of inconveniences for you. To avoid them there is web site hosting.

There are different kinds of web site hosting. Let‟s have a good look at
1.Shared or virtual hosting
2.Dedicated hosting/ server, Co-location
3.VDS/VPS –Virtual Dedicated Server/Virtual Private Server

Before choosing some type of web hosting it‟s necessary to consider the
way you are going to use it.

Free Shared hosting

If you want to host some non-profit-making or your personal web site it‟d
be more profitable to use basic shared hosting for no fee. This type of
web site hosting is a rather logical choice if you are a junior in web
site building or if you want to try some new idea and don‟t want to pay.
But of course you don‟t have to suppose it to grant your site the best
conditions, such as proper bandwidth and disk space. Some other features
can also be limited, I mean MySQL, PHP support. It often also provides
poor web statistics.

Paid Shared hosting
Almost all small businesses, intermediate and large professional sites
use shared hosting, „cause they don‟t need the whole server‟s space and
besides the whole server costs much. With shared/virtual hosting such
necessary features, as multiply e-mail, MySQl, PHP, are supported. The
main disadvantage is decrease of your site‟s security.

Dedicated hosting /Server

This type of hosting is the   best choice for those, who need much storage
and bandwidth, and are good   in server administration. You‟ll be able to
use all necessary software,   but if you don‟t have enough knowledge to
administrate your server it   will be a little bit difficult for you.


It‟s a sub type of dedicated hosting and can be compared with your own
house which was built specially for you, with your favorite furniture and
all. It‟s built on your hoster‟s (ISP) ground. This service is implied to
fulfill only your tasks and is designed for your needs alone. And it‟s
cost is correspondingly high.


Virtual private server is a type of web site hosting that is based on
dividing a physical server into several virtual ones. It costs less
though gives same possibilities as Dedicated server. Now, when we‟ve
examined different types of hosting services, you can decide which type
of hosting is the most suitable for you.
More hosting articles you can also find here Web Site Hosting Reviews-
http://www.web-site-hosting-reviews.com , Cheap Web Hosting Directory -
http://www.cheap-web-hosting-directory.com   and Web Hosting Review-

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