Various Types of WebHosting

In this article, I would give you a brief on the various types of hosting present.Free Web Hosting: This type of hosting is provided to you for free. This hosting is recommended in case of low traffic sites for eg your personal site, your personal blog, family sites etc. It is definitely not advisable, if you want run a business website with high traffic.Shared Hosting: It is the most common type of hosting and also the most cost-effective. In this type of hosting, you share the hosting on a particular server with maybe 100 other users. You don’t get the dedicated access of the server, but just a percentage of it. For online business websites, this is the best possible option. You should try and go for a host with 24/7 technical support. Unlike in free web hosting, where the ads of your hosting provider is all over your web page, you have the entire access to your web page. Along with it, you get much more space, bandwidth, other options such as e-mail, databases, etc. That is the reason I recommend this particular web hosting over the free hosting service, if you want to run your website for commercial purpose. It is really inexpensive, because you are sharing the price of the server with around 100 more people. The monthly rental for shared hosting from a reputed hosting provider varies between $5-$20.Dedicated Hosting. In shared hosting, you share a server with some more people, but, in this case you get the dedicated access to the server. Dedicated hosting is the most expensive form of hosting. But, you get unlimited access to the server. That means, a very powerful and secure server with almost unlimited software options. This hosting is recommended for you in case you have a very high traffic website such as social networking site,a forum etc.Reseller Hosting: This type of hosting is required, if you want to become web-hosts yourself. You can resell this hosting further with your own price tag. Reseller hosting costs between $15 and $50 depending on the features and resource limits provided by your hosting provider.Virtual Private Server: Virtual private servers share one physical server but acts like multiple, separate servers. This type of hosting lies between shared hosting and dedicated hosting. It is a much more affordable option than a dedicated server.Collocated Hosting: In this type of hosting, you rent space from a data-center. You bring in your own server hardware and they provide power, cooling, physical security, and an internet uplink which means that you are yourself responsible for your own server software, data storage, backup procedures, etc. If you do not have a technical know-how, collocation is probably not worth the time and money you put in. It is not a very cost-effective option, if you are not collocating many servers.

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