Once you have registered your domain, the next step is to learn the different types of website hosting and check which is the most suitable for your business. The primarily we can say the types of hosting are as below,
- Shared Hosting
- VPS Hosting
- Cloud Hosting
- Managed Hosting
- Reseller Hosting
- Dedicated Server Hosting
What is Shared Hosting ?
A shared web hosting service is a web hosting service. Here many websites reside on only one web server which is connected to the Internet. It is one of the most economical options for hosting. Many users utilise the same resources on a single server. This keeps the costs low. Shared hosting is not advisable for sites where the traffic volume is high.
What is VPS Hosting ?
VPS is abbreviated for a Virtual Private Server. VPS hosting helps in creating a virtual environment that imitates a server where one can get a server, and all its resources within a shared hosting environment. It allows only fewer users to share allocated segments of hard drive space, memory, and processor power. This helps in improving the performance and stability of your website.
What is Cloud Hosting ?
The Cloud Hosting is the most recent trend for hosting your website in cloud. i.e. purchase the space from AWS or Google Cloud and host the website there. The major benefit of cloud hosting is its “pay as you go” model i.e. you purchase the only resources you require and pay for the only used resources. This is most scalable model for hosting your website, but its also costly compared to other hosting’s and required specialised knowledge to work with.
What is Managed Hosting ?
It is a hosting company. It handles the setup, administration, management, and support of a server and/or application. It’s the managed hosting company’s duty to make sure that their client’s websites and applications stay up and running at all times. These guarantees and services are backed by a Service Level Agreement. This agreement states the method of how the managed hosting company will serve the client if the website or application or any of it’s services goes down.
What is Reseller Hosting ?
Reseller web hosting involves one company commonly known as a hosting provider, renting bandwidth to another company which is a small and midsize business. This small and mid size business then rents the bandwidth to third parties which are entrepreneurs and small businesses. In a Reseller hosting, businesses sell website space to other businesses or individuals. This helps in profit generation as they can decide their own price while selling spaces to small businesses.
What is Dedicated Server Hosting ?
It is a type of Internet hosting. Here, the client leases an entire server which is not shared with anyone else. It is required for websites with high traffic. It keeps the website data secured. It reduces the website page loading time. It helps in having a control over your server.