What is Web Hosting?
Web hosting is an online service that allows you to publish your website or web application on the Internet. When you sign up for a web hosting service, you basically rent some space on a physical server where you can store all the files and data needed for your website to function properly.
How Web Hosting Works?
Web hosts are companies that hire their services and technologies to host websites on the Internet. Once the hosting company hosts your website, users can access it by typing your web address (domain name) into their web browser. When they do this, their computer will connect to the server hosted by your computer. The server displays the website in your web browser to your web visitor (sends to display the archives you have stored).
Types of Web Hosting :
- VPS Hosting
- Cloud Hosting
- Reseller Web Hosting
- WordPress Hosting
- Shared Hosting
Also known as a Virtual Private Server (VPS), the server divides resources into virtual servers where resources can be allocated in a way that does not directly reflect the underlying hardware. VPS often allocates resources on a server basis for multiple VPS connections, but can be virtualised for a number of reasons, including the ability to move a VPS container between servers. Users may have root access to their own virtual space. Customers are sometimes responsible for patching and managing the server (unmanaged server) or the VPS provider may provide server admin tasks for the customer (managed server).
Cloud Hosting –
It is a new type of hosting platform that allows customers to have powerful, scalable and reliable hosting based on clustered load-balanced servers and utility billing.
Cloud-hosted websites may be more reliable than alternatives, because other computers in the cloud can be replaced when one piece of hardware is down. Because cloud hosting is decentralized, local power outages or natural disasters are less problematic for cloud hosted sites.
Cloud hosting allows providers to charge customers only for the resources the customer consumes, rather than a flat fee or fixed cost advance hardware investment for the amount the customer expects to use. Alternatively, the lack of centralization may give users less control over where their data is located, which can be a problem for users with data security or privacy issues.
Reseller Web Hosting-
Allows clients to become web hosts. Resellers can work for individual domains, in any combination of hosting listed, depending on who they are affiliated with as a reseller. Reseller accounts can vary greatly in size: they may have their own virtual dedicated server on the colocated server. Most resellers offer almost identical services to their provider’s shared hosting plan and provide technical support themselves.
WordPress hosting is a specific form of shared hosting created for WordPress site owners. Your server is specially configured for WordPress and comes with pre-installed plugins for your site for key tasks such as caching and security. Due to the highly optimized configuration, your site loads much faster and runs with fewer issues. WordPress hosting plans often include additional WordPress-related features such as pre-designed WordPress themes, drag-and-drop page builders and specific developer tools.
Shared Hosting –
One’s website is placed on the same server as some other sites, from a few sites to hundreds of websites. In general, all domains share a common pool of server resources, such as RAM and CPU. The features available with this type of service are very basic and not compatible in terms of software and updates. Resellers often sell shared web hosting and web companies often have reseller accounts to provide hosting to clients.