Web Hosting is defined as the service of posting Web Page or Websites on the Internet either by an individual or an organization. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing internet connectivity, mostly in a data center. Servers are special computers where websites are hosted.
Viewing an website on internet is a cyclic process. When an user wants to view your website, they type your website address in the browser , then their computer connects to your server and your webpage’s will be delivered to them through the browser.
There are 4 different types of Website Hosting Services:-
- Website Builders
- Shared Hosting
- Dedicated Hosting
- Collocated Hosting
Website Builders: This type of Web Hosting Service is for bingers who want to host a website but lacks technicality. They have a browser based interface and host the website for you without any additional setup.
Shared Hosting: Shared Hosting is one where many websites are shared over one common server. All domains share a common pool of server resources, such as RAM and the CPU. Shared Hosting is cost effective as net cost is shared among various users.
Dedicated Hosting: Dedicated Hosting is one where user gets its individual server with full control over it. The performance here is fast as it is not shared by any other user. This is a good choice for websites that requires a lot of system resources, or need a higher level of security. However, the cost of Dedicated Hosting will be bit high as you have to bear the cost of entire server unlike in Shared Hosting.
Collocated Hosting: In this type of hosting, you will purchase your own server and have it housed at a web host’s facilities. You will be responsible for the server itself. An advantage of this type of hosting service is you have full control of the web server. You can install any scripts or applications you need.