What are different types of web hosting?

Types of web hosting explained

Confused about the different types of web hosting? In this post we explain the differences.

The first step to creating a website or blog is choosing web hosting – this is one of the most crucial parts of launching a site of your own.

Website hosting is one of those things that can be tricky if you are unsure about the ins and outs of it. That is why we’ve put together this piece to discuss what web hosting is and what the different options are, as well as what the benefits are of each hosting type.

Types of Web Hosting:

Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is exactly what it says on the box, it’s the use of a shared server. This is the cheapest option, which is why a lot of new businesses and bloggers choose it. However it is not the fastest option as you are sharing the server’s resources with other users. The fastest option would be an SSD type hosting.

Reseller Hosting

A reseller hosting plan is aimed at people that want to resell web hosting to their customers.

You are given space and bandwidth on the server also access to an reseller admin tool so that you can create your own hosting packages with the features that you desire.

The most popular control panel tool is cPanel/WHM.

cPanel is the control panel tool that customers would access to manage all aspects of their control panel and WHM is the admin control panel tool that resellers would use to manage their customers.

Cloud hosting

Cloud computing is where documents and data are saved in virtual storage systems, instead of in actual storage. Now, cloud hosting kind of works in a similar way, it’s where there is a main shared server, but each user has their own section of a virtual server to use, giving them the same resources as dedicated hosting but for a lower price.

Dedicated hosting

Dedicated hosting is the most expensive option, but it is also one of the best. Dedicated hosting offers each user their own server, which speeds up how quickly their website or blog runs at. For sites that exceed 100,000 visits per month, there is no better option.

VPS hosting

VPS hosting is similar to cloud hosting, as once again one server is split into dedicated sections, giving each user their own resources. The major benefit of this hosting option is that each site isn’t affected by the others, so one site can’t use all of the server’s space, each user has a dedicated amount of space that no site but theirs can use, this prevents your website from running slowly.

There are four main types of website hosting, each of which has its own pros and cons. The one that is the best fit for you will depend on how many monthly visitors your website gets, what your budget is, and what your personal preference is, of course.

I hope you found this post on the different types of web hosting useful.

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