Web hosting, as you may know, is really important for your business to grow and develop. All of us are acquainted with the names of four different types of hosting which are shared web hosting, dedicated web hosting, VPS web hosting and cloud web hosting. Let us have a detailed discussion on these four types of web hosting so that you can have a clearer idea on which one to choose for your business.
- Shared Web Hosting: This type of hosting is the cheapest of all and is best-suited for beginners. Let us find out how this type of web hosting works. Over here all the users and their sites share the same resources provided by the host and thus faulty code in one of these websites may affect the functionality of the others. This is because the faulty code or other technical issues in the site may lead to the utilization of a larger part of the RAM. As a result, the other sites are left with a smaller part of the RAM to work with. This may eventually prevent thousands of visitors from visiting another site under the same web host when there is no error in the part of the website under consideration. It suffers just because of its “bad neighbor”.
- VPS Web Hosting: VPS Web Hosting or Virtual Private Server Web Hosting is a better form of web hosting where many users upgrade to since a VPS web host has only 10-20 users affiliated to it and thus a better utilization of resources is possible. Each user is entitled to a greater part of the resource and the problems in one site is not likely to affect others much. In the management structure of this type of web hosting there is a hypervisor who helps in managing the virtual machines.
- Dedicated Web Hosting: As evident from the name, this type of web hosting service provides you a server exclusively for the functioning of your business. You can handle thousands of visitors in your site and also have the flexibility to choose your own hardware parts and OS. The “bad neighbor” effect is completely removed here, thus making it a great option for sites with a large traffic. However, the downside of this type of web hosting is that you have to manage the entire thing on your own and require trained and competent staff for the purpose.
- Cloud Web Hosting: Cloud Web Hosting is similar to a VPS web hosting and over here one has the opportunity to use the resources of multiple servers. One great advantage of a cloud web hosting is you can ensure further scaling of your website as compared to the traditional web hosts.
So these are the different types of web hosting. You should select any one of them depending on the number of visitors who are likely to visit your page and the amount of money that you are ready to spend.