What is Web Hosting?
An Organizations and individuals to post a website or web page onto the Internet, they need a service or platform it is called Hosting or Web Hosting. A machine provide space and technology needed for the website or web page to be lived in the www it’s called web server. A web hosting company provide a space for clients to buy a web server or rented for use and connect to internet. Where the web server is situated in a place it’s called data centers. A web hosting company have one or more data centers.
When an internet users want to reach or view a website, they need to type url or website address or domain name into their browser’s address bar. Then computer will connect to your browser to web server to view web pages where website owner host there web pages to view for public or their clients.
Most of web hosting companies require that you have a domain or buy a domain at first in order to host with them. If you do not have a domain, you may fast buy a domain or buy a host with domain, the web hosting companies will guide you buy a domain.
Now we are clearly known about web hosting, so we can discuss about web hosting types. Let's start,
Types of Web Hosting Services
There are so many types of web hosting service available to host a website. It is vital to know about what kind of service, web server you or your business needs, your budget, that compatible with you, and what type of services the web host company offers for you before you buy a web hosting service.
Main types of web hosting are :-
- Website Builder
- Shared Hosting
- Dedicated Hosting
- VPS Hosting
- Re-seller Hosting
1. Website Builder
It is a basic type of web hosting service. This services is a type of web hosting service that a beginners who need to host a website with nothing of technical skills and knowledge to build a web site. Website builder services typically provide you with and drag and drop online browser-based GUI based interface to build your website without coding, and also host the website for you without any additional setup.
In a shared web hosting, one web server will used more than one website owners. They shares the physical web server machine with including software application within in it. Shared hosting services are cheap in price because the web server cost with divided with you and other website owners. There are, however, a number of down sides, such as being slower.
3. Dedicated Hosting
In a dedicated web hosting, you have only manage the particular web server. You have use its all resources without sharing others. This web host service has faster performance, you only use the web server’s resources entirely, without sharing other website owners. So, you will pay all bills individually. This is a good choice for websites that requires a lot of system resources, or need a higher level of security. This is suitable for enterprise business.
4. VPS Hosting
A virtualized web server used in VPS web hosting or Virtual Private Server hosting. A VPS web hosting environment mimics a dedicated web server within a shared hosting environment. It is technically combined with both shared hosting and dedicated hosting. Setting and managing a VPS can not only be expensive, it also tough. It is the best option for someone who do not afforded dedicated hosting plan.
5. Re-seller Hosting
Re-seller web hosting account owner use their allocated hard drive space, bandwidth and others sold to other third parties for host their websites. It is a web hosting business without buy a personal physical web server. Re-seller hosting business is easy because you not need to setup web hosting infrastructure.
Now it is clear the types of web hosting depends on physical web server. It is not the last the web hosting service divide into two major types according to web server software -
- Linux Hosting
- Windows Hosting
1. Linux Hosting
Linux web server mainly use script written in PHP, Perl, Python and other Unix-based languages. It supports MySQL and PostgreSQL MariaDB databases. It is a freeware so you can buy this type of web hosting in cheap price.
2. Windows Hosting
Windows web server mainly use ASP scripts and utilizing .NET and other Microsoft technologies. It supports Microsoft SQL Server and Access database. It is somehow costly because of some paid software used here.
If your website does not need any scripting support, you have to choose Linux web hosting service because they are more cheap compare to windows web hosting. However, if your website needs any particular scripting and database support, you should choose the platform that supports the technologies you use.
Basic Features of a Hosting Plan
- Disk Space
- Email account
- FTP Access
- Allocated RAM
- Entry Process
- Easy Back Up
- Uptime Gurranty
- 24x7 supports
- Control panel type
- Latest Technology.
Lets finish, more discuss about web hosting features in next meeting!
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