Types of Web Hosting Services
Websites can be developed by coding or you can get paid or free templates online.
Once your website is ready it needs to be hosted. Web Hosting is important to make your site usable, easily accessible from any where by anyone. There are various popular brands providing web hosting services.
From which you can buy a domain and hosting plan for our site. To name a few popular hosting companies they are Godaddy, Hostgator, Ipage, etc. You can learn in detail about Web Hosting.
Types of Web Hosting Services
There are different types of Hosting services. Each type is designed for different users. Therefore it is important to understand about it before purchasing a plan for your site.
The most basic types of Web Hosting Services that sold by the Hosting Companies are.
Managed Hosting Service – controls or manages all your technical works allowing you to work on your site. The technical works that include monitoring your website checking the site speed and various other factors included are offsite backup.
Backup is essential because if you ever have to face downtime then your site can be easily brought up if it is backed up previously.
The hosting service provider’s technical team controls all the works of our site helping it to stay uptime 99.99% of time. There are some companies that provide managed hosting for different services, the terms that you will come across are Managed WordPress Hosting Service, Managed VPS Hosting Service, Managed Dedicated Hosting Service.
All you need to remember is that be benefited with this service. As our site is monitored by the technicians from hosting providers which will help our site to have good speed which in further will lead to rank better in Google. As Google also considers sites with good speed. It’s even secure because security software’s have been provided to keep the attackers away.
In Shared Hosting service the server is shared with different websites. For example let us consider 5 persons who want to host their website on a server.
The server speed, Bandwidth, Ram, Storage is shared among them. Among five users if 5 of them do not require much resources then their sites will run smoothly. But if any one of the user start using more resources then others will start facing downtimes.
This is what happens with shared hosting service. It is the cheapest way of hosting. Another type of shared hosting is Reseller Hosting. Reseller hosting allows you to sell shared hosting accounts. You can rent your server space to third parties using reseller hosting.
Dedicated Server Hosting is the costliest hosting service. The benefit of having dedicated hosting is that we get a server that is allocated to our website, that server is not shared with others it’s only for us. Isn’t that great?
Yes! So the dedicated user can install software or applications of his choice on it. Dedicated hosting is the best for big companies which can manage everything well but for small business it’s good to go with cheap and best service.
In VPS hosting the server is shared like in shared hosting. But VPS is the advanced version of shared hosting. In shared hosting resources are shared among all the users.
But here in VPS all the resources i.e Bandwidth, RAM, Storage, etc.. are equally distributed this is very helpful as compared to Shared Hosting. Let us take the same example of Shared Hosting, a server is shared between 5 users/sites.
Now any one site among them is a high traffic site and rest sites quite low traffic. So will the low traffic site suffer due to high traffic site? No, because here all resources are distributed equally. This is how a VPS Hosting works.
Colocated Hosting is also a costly service. In dedicated service we get the server space for rent, but here in colocation the hosting companies provide rackspace for rent with some services.
We need to buy all the hardware’s that includes server, cables, routers and all other hardware’s required to setup Colocated Hosting environment.
The service providers provide 24/7 power connection to keep the server running. More than advantage there is a risk associated with it.
I won’t recommend it to anybody who is starting their business. If you are starting a business then you should go for such service which lets you focus on your work .
The above were some commonly known types of Web Hosting Services. Now next time when you visit a Hosting site be confident to buy the right service for you.
For Blogging Hawks i’m using managed hosting. So far the experience was good, I can recommend this plan. I have purchased it from Godaddy. You can easily buy this from godaddy or any other hosting service providers.
Which service are you going to choose for your site ?
I hope information provided by me was useful to you.