There are many companies giving hosting services. They giving lot's of hosting plan as hosting packages. I was browsing their websites but still could not understood the different types of web hosting services. Can anyone explain me different types of web hosting services available these days?
If you search the internet for Different types of web hosting services you will find a lot of different services. Its becomes difficult for a beginner to find the correct hosting company to hosting their website.
I will try to list the names of Different types of web hosting services and also provide some description of each of them.
The Shared Hosting is most popular on the Internet since this is cheap and targeted to the general purpose website. In most of the case Shared Hosting includes PHP & MySQL, which is sufficient to create good dynamic website. Shared hosting is also very cheap compared to dedicated or VPS hosting. If you have simple website you should always select a shared hosting company for hosting your website.
Dedicated Server Hosting The dedicated server hosting is expensive and only for high traffic websites.
The VPS Hosting is also known as Virtual Private Server Hosting. The VPS hosting is much cheaper then dedicated hosting. It is equivalent to the dedicated hosting except it is on the virtual server. In this hosting also root access is given to the client. You should choose this hosting if your requirement is for dedicated hosting but you don't actually need the processing power of dedicated server.
Windows Hosting It can be dedicated, shared or VPS hosting, but in this case you will be getting windows environment for running your application. In windows hosting you will be able to run the application developed in Microsoft technologies.
In case of Linux Hosting Linux based server is used for creating the hosting environment. Linux Hosting can be dedicated or shared. You should choose the hosting based on your website traffic. PHP based websites are mostly hosted on the Linux servers.
The e-commerce hosting is mostly used for hosting e-commerce shopping cart applications. You can use any Open Source Shopping Cart solution to run your shopping portal.
Big hosting companies are creating small packages called reseller hosting packages. This helps the small companies to sale the hosting packages in their own name.
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