There are different types of web hosting and each type had different purpose and features. Most users are signing up with a shared web hosting account; however some needs something more. Below we’ll discuss about the other web hosting types and learn what kind of web hosting service is best for you and your website.
Shared Web Hosting
Let’s start with the most popular web hosting service, the Shared Web Hosting. This became popular form due to its low cost and decent performance. Shared hosting account clients to lease only a small part or piece of the web hosting server. The entire server is shared with a number of other clients from the web hosting company. In this form of web hosting, server resources are being shared among a variety of clients.
Shared web hosting is typically cheaper but slower and less powerful compare to VPS and dedicated server. Most shared web hosting plans can cost anywhere from $2 to $12 per month, depends on your plan selected.
Shared web hosting is perfect for individuals and small to medium sized businesses.
Another form of web hosting service is the Reseller hosting. Reseller Hosting allows a client to lease a portion of server and resell the resources for web hosting to clients of their own. In this type of web hosting, the original web hosting company still owns the server and the client who lease the server can create their own web hosting prices/ packages to create their own web hosting company.
Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting
A virtual private server is another type of web hosting where the physical server is partitioned into several virtual machines. These virtual machines have their own operating system, act on their own and will not be shared with other clients on the server. VPS hosting is somewhat similar dedicated server, yet is less costly. It also provides a higher level of performance and reliability than Shared Web Hosting and Reseller Hosting. VPS hosting plans typically range from $25 to $150 per month. Each VPS client can choose their own operating system and can be reboot independently without affecting other client’s VPS on the same server.
Dedicated Web Hosting
A dedicated hosting service provides a much higher level of performance and reliability compared to above discussed web hosting service. In Dedicated hosting, the client will lease the entire server, known as the Dedicated Server. The client does not share any server resources with others and receives better performance and enhanced security. Dedicated servers more costly and are usually around $100 to $500 per month, depends on dedicated server specification. Dedicated web hosting usually used in large scale businesses received massive amounts of traffic.