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This article is in continuation to the article How To Choose Web Hosting II. The previous article talked about Bandwidth, database and hosting technologies. This article will focus on types of web hosting and which one suits you. This article will focus on types of web hosting and which one suits you. It discusses about shared hosting, virtual private servers, and dedicated hosting. It talks about different types of hosting in a language you can understand. The article will help you in opting for the right type of hosting.
Web Hosting Types
In shared hosting, your web site gets hosted on a server that is shared by 100 other web sites. It is website hosting service where you have maximum accessibility to your docs, data source by using an administrative interface but you share server with some other websites. The amount of disk space and RAM are assigned in minor amount to every single web hosting service accounts. This hosting package has a small amount of actual memory and disk space making them cost-effective. It is useful for the website that has low traffic and usually run lightweight CMS or static HTML files.
Virtual Private Serve
It has features of both shared and dedicated hosting but it removes the limitations of both type of hosting. It uses special software that takes a single physical web server and divides it into 2 or more separate virtual web servers. Each virtual server acts as if it is a completely separate machine. The main large server is partitioned and leased out to different users, thus giving them their own operating systems and root access to these partitions. The access provides the users with great technical control and ability to update, install or change system software needed and to execute root user operations. VPS is needed if your website plans are dynamic and there is an expectation of erratic traffic on your website. It s kind of intermediate hosting plan as it is expensive than shared but cheaper than dedicated hosting.
This hosting provides an entire web server to a single user. It can be use to sell shared or reseller hosting or can be use by a corporate to manage all their web sites. Dedicate hosting excels over shared hosting by providing more memory, disk space, CPU, RAM and bandwidth. It provides more security and uptime than a shared hosting as it is used by a single user.
In nutshell, the type of hosting depends on the requirements a particular user has. The shared hosting will be best for blog kind of sites, VPS for users who need the features alike dedicated hosting in a cost-effective manner whereas dedicated hosting for big corporate who wants to have all of their subsidiary websites on a single server.
The next step after choosing web hosting is to make an online presence. The next article Making An Online Presence I discusses how to start from scratch in order to make an online presence. It is a step to enlighten the non technical person about how to go online.
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