How Web Hosting Works, Its Functionalities And The Different Types Of Hosting

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How web hosting works

Web hosting is a process which involves uploading of the files (that make up a website) from local computer to a web serve. Websites are allocated the following resources (RAM, hard drive space, and bandwidth) using it.

The allocation of server resources differ depending on the of hosting plan chosen. To select the suitable  hosting  plan, one needs to first distinguish between the available hosting plans. There are other considerations which will help you determine your preferences and facilitate in the decision making of choosing the right hosting plan that meets your preferences.

Web hosting services function by allocating secure and stable storage spaces. The hosts store data on a hardware (web servers), which facilitate easy maintenance and accessibility by online users.

Types of web hosting

  1. Shared hosting

This type of hosting is cost effective and its common. Shared hosting services capability is managing multiple clients from a similar server system. It is a suitable option when it meets your needs and you have a limited budget.

  1. Virtual private servers

Virtual private server (VPS) hosting is the same to shared hosting, only that the storing of  files are on a dedicated space with dedicated resources. In terms of the cost it is higher than that of the shared hosting.

  1. Dedicated hosting

This offers a dedicated server, which reduces on the security and performance risks in association with shared hosting.  The user can as well gain substantial functionality, as a result, this leads to an increase in the need for a regular management and maintenance, and will increase costs.

  1. Managed hosting

With this type of hosting one has access to a dedicated server, alternatively one does not have similar administrative options. With this type of hosting, the providers are the one’s responsible for security and maintenance. As a result, the user has the following responsibility  managing the content by using FTP (File Transfer Protocol).

  1. Cloud hosting

Cloud hosting uses sharing of resources and scale to reduce costs as well as the risk of identifiable service disruptions.