After the website is developed and designed, it needs a proficient and dependable web hosting service. A web host provides storage space for the website and provides its technologies and services so that it can be viewed on the internet. Before choosing a web hosting service provider, one should understand which type of service to choose and why. In this article, different types of web hosting plans are described in detail.

1. Shared Web Hosting:

In this type of web hosting, the website owner has to share the website with other websites. This minimizes the cost of hosting and is feasible. Shared web hosting is suitable for websites that are new on the internet and draw lesser traffic. Shared hosting also has its demerits. As the website is shared by thousands of websites, direct control of the server is not permissible. And a successful website can affect the performance of one’s website.

2. Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting:

VPS hosting plan lies between the shared server and dedicated server. The virtual private server is ideal for those website owners who need more authority without investing in dedicated servers. The uniqueness of VPS hosting lies in the fact that each website is hosted within its own space on their server, though it still shares a physical server with the other websites. VPS hosting provides more customization and storage space with less technical complications.

3. Dedicated Server Hosting :

A dedicated server gives exclusive rights to the website owner. It provides private storage where only the website owner has the admin access and can control everything from security to running the operating system. Hence dedicated server hosting is also one of the most expensive hosting options. Website owners with a high level of website traffic require dedicated server hosting for an excellent performance. The website owners must possess a high level of technical expertise to install and manage the servers.

4. Cloud Hosting :

Cloud hosting is similar to a virtual private hosting server but instead of one physical device, the website will be spread across multiple devices to provide web space, RAM, CPU time and bandwidth. With the increase in digitalization, cloud hosting is increasing in demand. And cloud hosting also provides scalability. If the website owner wants to increase the resources because of the growth in traffic, it can be accommodated accordingly.

5. Managed Hosting :

Hosting services which provide management services make it easier for website owners who are not capable of managing their server. In managed hosting, the service provider will look after the day-to-day management of the hardware, operating systems, and standardized applications. It includes hardware and software setup configuration, maintenance, hardware replacement, technical support, patching, and updating.

6. Colocation :

Colocation center rents the website owners space for ‘co-locating’ their data center. Colocation provides the power, bandwidth, IP address, and cooling systems for the servers. It offers a higher level of bandwidths than average office server rooms at a cheaper cost. But the website owners have to manage their hardware and software.

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