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7 Different Types of Web Hosting Services

Are you starting a new blog or taking your business online in this digital world?

That’s great!

But without good hosting service, you can’t do either.

For someone who isn’t tech-savvy, this can be a daunting task.

So, to make the selection process easy for you, I’ll briefly explain different types of web hosting. Once you’ve every information at your disposal, you will be able to make the right decision for your blog or business website.

Now, let’s get started with this list:

Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is the cheapest type of hosting and will work for most websites. Your site shares resources with other websites hosted on the same server with shared hosting. Because it’s cheap, it’s an excellent option for beginners just starting with a new website or blog. Resources are shared, and since multiple sites share the same resources, they’re split between them.

For example, bandwidth is a finite resource that gets split among all users on a particular server. Shared hosting limits how much bandwidth each site can use because it has to be shared by all sites using that specific server. However, suppose you get enough traffic to your website or blog to consume your allotted amount of bandwidth. In that case, you can easily upgrade your plan without changing servers or any advanced configurations, thanks to how shared hosting works.

The downside is that since resources are limited due to sharing them with other users on the same server and since they are split between everyone using that server, you have less flexibility than some of the alternatives mentioned in this article.

Cloud Hosting

Cloud hosting offers unlimited access to the resources of multiple servers. It’s like a virtual private server, but instead of having one physical server, your website can draw from numerous servers’ resources (bandwidth, storage, etc.). You’re not limited to just one server’s memory or computing power allocation. If you start getting a lot of traffic or notice spikes in traffic at certain times, cloud hosting can help ensure that your site doesn’t break down under strain.

There is an added layer of security and reliability with cloud hosting. If one hosting node goes offline (which would be extremely rare), your website will continue running as usual on other nodes. It also helps prevent any single point of failure (a server going down) because the information is stored across several physical and virtual resources.

Cloud hosting is a good option for websites that outgrow shared hosting but aren’t quite ready to invest in dedicated hosting. With more flexibility and power than shared hosting, you get many features that generally only come with dedicated plans—all without the price tag associated with reliable web solutions.

VPS Hosting

This type of hosting is excellent for people who don’t want to share resources with other people on the server. It’s also great for you if you want more control over your server than you would have if it were shared.

In addition, VPS hosting is good for you if you have a lot of traffic coming to your website. If this is the case, then a shared plan may be too slow and unreliable because it suffers from so many different websites all using up resources at one time.

Dedicated Hosting

With dedicated hosting, you get complete control over your website. This doesn’t mean you own the server but have root access to that server.  Therefore you’re completely responsible for securing & maintaining your website server.

Another option is to rent a VPS (virtual private server). If a customer chooses to rent a VPS, they have complete control over it. The customer can choose their operating system and control panel and add additional software that they need without affecting other users on the same physical server.

WordPress Hosting

WordPress Hosting is hosting that is optimized for WordPress, a content management system (CMS) used to create websites.

  • servers are configured with the most stable settings for WordPress
  • automatic updates of WordPress are preconfigured on servers
  • support team is trained on issues specific to WordPress and its use

Even though there are other CMS options, more than 30% of all websites use WordPress. This dominance has led to companies creating custom solutions to make it easier for users to set up these sites. Most commonly, these include one-click installations and automatic updates. Some companies will also offer support related to the challenges of using this platform.

Reseller Hosting

Reseller hosting is used by people who want to host multiple websites but don’t want the hassle of managing a server themselves. Reseller hosting is excellent for individuals and small businesses that do not have the technical expertise or time to manage their servers but want to run multiple independent websites.

In this type of web hosting, an individual or company (known as a “reseller”) purchases a hosting account from a web host and then resells the space in smaller pieces to other customers. So while he’s acting as the middleman between you and the web host provider, he still buys all his resources from them (like hard drive space), then re-packages it into smaller chunks and sells it on at a markup.

Managed WordPress Hosting

Managed WordPress hosting is an entirely different beast than what you might be used to. Managed WordPress hosting puts the power of dedicated servers in the hands of people who don’t know how to use them. In other words, it handles all of your website’s technical details for you so that you don’t have to worry about them.

This type of hosting is most suitable for people who want a personal or business website that does not require special software. However, if your site receives more traffic than a shared server can handle, or if it needs additional software, then managed WordPress hosting will probably not be optimal.

However, managed WordPress hosting may be worth it if your website is low on features and has little traffic. If you need some basic functionality and are new to running websites, this could be one way to go—mainly because it may cost less than traditional hosts like GoDaddy or HostGator (I have yet to find a great managed WordPress host).

Fina Verdict – Which One’s The Best Option For You?

Shared hosting may be the right hosting plan if you want to get your blog hosted. The service is generally easy to use and is cheaper than other hosting options. However, it’s not always the best option.

Generally speaking, shared hosting might be the best option for small websites—such as blogs or small businesses that don’t need a lot of resources—or people dealing with a tight budget. For example, if you have about 1,000 visitors a month and only need one email account, then shared hosting might be able to meet your needs (and potentially save some money).

However, there are some risks associated with this hosting plan. Because you are sharing a server with other sites and customers, in some cases, a malfunctioning site can affect others on the same server.

So, if you’ve got a big budget, it’s not a bad idea to set up your new website on a VPS Server.

That’s all for now.

In case you end up making a common rookie mistake while setting up this service for your website, read this post to avoid some silly mistakes in advance.

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