Tell me about web hosting types. I want to know how many web hosting types are there?
These days many hosting companies are providing different types of web hosting services. These different types of web hosting services caters to different user needs.
Based on the hosting requirements following are the web hosting types:
Free hosting is used by individuals for hosting personal websites. This hosting is free and don't anything for hosting service. In this case hosting companies are earning mainly through displaying ads on the hosted website.
Shared (Virtual) Hosting
This is paid hosting and targeted towards small website mostly developed in PHP & MySQL. Some companies are also providing .NET based shared hosting services.
The dedicated hosting are for hosting high traffic website. The dedicated hosting are expensive.
The Collocated Hosting allows the clients to place their own server in data center. It is much expensive.
Cloud Hosting is done on the Cloud computing network. It provides high performance and its a new type of hosting solution.
Read more at Types of Hosting Services.