Different types and advantages of website hosting services

Posted by admin, on Jun, 2010
Website Hosting Services

Website Hosting Services

In the current scenario, increasing number of people opt for shared hosting services due to lack of knowledge. Shared hosting services being the cheapest available options, it helps to attract majority of people towards it. While these services are economical, one should never compromise on the quality of services. On the other hand, there are some other website hosting services that are not only economical, but also very reliable and secure.

Some types of website hosting services include:

  • Dedicated server
  • Shared website hosting
  • Virtual dedicated server
  • Managed web hosting
  • Exchange hosting
  • Grid hosting
  • Business email hosting

All these services can be hosted on 2 different hosting platforms:

  • Windows Server Operating System
  • Unix or Linux Operating System

Detailed information on website hosting services:

Shared website hosting:

This is one of the most popular website hosting services available today. In this type of website hosting services, plenty websites are hosted on the same server. Often, the shared website hosting is managed by a single company. Customers that use these services have limited access to their server. They simply host a website and generally don’t utilise any custom web applications.

Dedicated Server:

Dedicated hosting or dedicated server is yet another, but reliable hosting services wherein a customer rents the entire server and not a shared one. As customers have complete control, this is more flexible and reliable compared to other types of hosting services. Customers even get to choose connection configuration, hardware, operating system and software as well.

Managed servers:

Generally, there are 2 types of dedicated hosting services – unmanaged and managed. The managed website hosting services are a type of dedicated hosting services wherein the host company manages dedicated server as add-on. Thus, opting for managed dedicated server is always better compared to an unmanaged server.

So, when it comes to selecting a website hosting service, go with the one that best suits your requirements.

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