Different Types of Web Hosting Service
There are several types of web hosting services available out there each of them with their particular customers based on their individual needs and requirements. Let’s see which the most commonly known web hosting services are.
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1. Dial up Access Hosting is the simplest hosting and access service that anyone could have had when web hosting service was launched.
2. Shared hosting is also known as virtual hosting or mass hosting and it is a web hosting where you share the server with other users who also selected the same web host. The server and all that is related to the infrastructure of the server is administered and owned by the web host.
Shared web hosting is cheap and we can say that it is a common choice for many people as we are talking about an inexpensive and user-friendly web hosting. They do not cost a lot as the operating costs are shared by the numerous users who signed up with the web hosting company.
Still, it does present certain disadvantages. The level of security of such virtual hosting is a reduced one, as you are sharing the server with other users, plus the provided software and database support are not the best either.
3. Dedicated Hosting is when you get a server just for your own use being in full control over the resources and being in charge of all available websites. With dedicated hosting it is you or the web hosting company who owns the hardware and the server. Basically, the web hosting company doesn’t own much; it is providing the hosting service and managing the hosting operation. All the rest is the responsibility of the customer.
Dedicated hosting present several benefits, including increased reliability, excellent customer service, high speed data connectivity, ideal in operating CPU demanding tasks and applications, rare server down-time, generous allocated memory and bandwidth.
It is ideal for extended companies with massive online traffic, for confidential businesses requiring a dedicated website for itself, where the same server is not shared with anyone else.
4. Reseller hosting is when you signup for your own web hosting services from a web hosting company and you resell the hosting services under your own individual brand, being perfect if you would like to try out your own hosting experience.
5. Root Server Hosting, or also known as semi-managed hosting, being similar to dedicated hosting, but in addition you control the server by having access to the root of the server. This type of web hosting presents several advantages, including an extended uninterrupted Internet connectivity, greater flexibility, being highly resourceful and appropriate if you need a higher flexibility for an easier customization.
6. Collocated Hosting refers to a web hosting provider allowing you to place your server at its location. Usually, collocated hosting occurs when the web host has a superior place created to store a server. The main advantage of collocated hosting is a higher bandwidth and security, with almost no risk of server down-time and high relativity. However, collocated hosting is quite expensive, plus it requires advanced skill sets for configuration and debugging.
The above mentioned types of web hosting are the most common ones, while there are other options to chose from, featuring various services, options and advantages. Analyze them carefully in terms of advantages and disadvantages. The suitable web hosting service for you should be within your price range, but offering the needed features and options to properly adjust the settings according to your specific needs.