Types of Hosting
Hosting is the backbone of a website because it stores the required data for a website to work efficiently. When a person tries to access a website he needs some data and the required data is sent by the hosting server. This hosting server needs to send this data to all the uses and manage their requests.
- Shared hosting
This is where your website will be stored on the same server as multiple other websites. With a shared hosting plan, all domains share the same server resources, such as RAM (Random Access Memory) and CPU (Central Processing Unit). However, because all resources are shared, the cost of shared hosting plans are relatively low, making them an excellent option for website owners in their beginning stages.
- Virtual Private Server (VPS)
Virtual private servers share one physical server but act like multiple, separate servers. A VPS is a stepping stone between shared hosting and getting your own dedicated machine. Even though each VPS instance shares hardware resources, they are allocated a dedicated slice of the computing resources.
- Dedicated Hosting
In a dedicated hosting environment, you have the entire web server to yourself. This allows for faster performance, as you have all the server’s resources entirely, without sharing with other website owners. However, this also means that you will be responsible for the cost of server operation entirely. This is a good choice for websites that requires a lot of system resources, or need a higher level of security.
- Cloud Hosting
Cloud hosting is essentially the same as VPS hosting since you also have your site on a virtual machine.
However, instead of one physical server, your site is part of a whole network of computers from which it can pull all the power it needs dynamically.
This type of setup is becoming more commonplace. Some companies don’t even call their service VPS anymore, the say Cloud or Cloud VPS.
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