What is Web Hosting? How Many Types Of Hosting Are There?

When we build any site or blog, we need two things
  1. Domain
  2. Web Hosting
We can't create any type of website without these two things. What is domain - you must be knowing about this if you don't know then read this. Now coming on our topic about web hosting.
Most people are excited about purchasing web hosting. Yes, you should be, I was also very excited while buying my first web hosting. Getting a web hosting is not a big deal. You can get a good one for around 65$ to 100$. But before purchasing such things you should have complete knowledge about that. So let's
dive in.

What is Web Hosting?

In short and simple words, You need a place or space on the internet for your site/blog. That place is called Webhosting. When we purchase web hosting online, we get a space on the web where our site becomes live for 24*7. And it can be accessed via domain name you have connected to it.
Let's understand it with the help of an example. As we need a house to live a city, the same as that it's getting a space on the web. Such spaces are provided by web hosting companies. For this, they charge and take complete care of our site.

How Many Types of Web Hosting Are There?

Now you are aware of web hosting but its also important to know how many types of web hosting are there. Ther are follows as:
  1. Shared Web Hosting
  2. Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting
  3. Cloud Hosting
  4. Dedicated Hosting/Server
These are mainly four types of hosting. Let's get to know about them in detail.

Shared Web Hosting - Most Used

Yes, you read it right shared hosting is the most used web hosting in the world. As they are cheap and affordable and anyone can purchase and create their or site within a few clicks.
Shared hosting, the name suggests itself, lots of servers are shared in a single hosting package. It's like sharing a room with others. This is the reason they are available at a low price. But, there are some pros and cons of shared hosting. They are mentioned below.

Also Read: Why Shared Hosting Is Best For Beginners?

Advantages Of Shared Hosting

  • This is the cheapest one in the market.
  • Good for newcomers to wanted to learn such things.

Disadvantages of Shared Hosting

  • If your sites become popular then it will start getting down. And sometime you may need to upgrade your hosting.
  • Sometimes high traffic makes your site slow and down. That's why such hosting are suitable for new bloggers only.

Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting

It is also called a VPS hosting. In the case of shared hosting, one server is shared with thousands of users but in the case of VPS, A small part of the server is allotted by for your site. Thus, it makes your site more secure reliable, and efficient.

Advantages Of VPS Hosting

  • It's secure and stable hosting.
  • Good load time and Perform better on the web.
  • Can handle more traffic then shared web hosting.

Disadvantages Of VPS hosting

  • Costlier then Shared hosting.
  • VPS also has the limit of handling traffic after that it started getting down.

Dedicated Hosting/Server

Here, a full server is allotted by your name. And you are the owner of your server without sharing it with anyone. It's also most secure as only your site will be running on this.

Advantages Of Getting a Dedicated Server

  • This candle most of the traffic online Without reducing it's load time.
  • It gives a good performance.
  • Most server Server ever.

Disadvantages Of Dedicated hosting

  • It's too much costly.
  • Not suitable for beginners.

Cloud Web Hosting

This is a little different from the above three. They use the cloud server which is most stable. It makes the sites load fast and can handle lots of servers at a single time. Using cloud hosting reduces the chance of site getting down.

Advantages Of Cloud Hosting

  • Less chance of server down.
  • It can handle high traffic.

Disadvantages Of Cloud Hosting

Wrapping Up

This was just basic knowledge about web hosting. I will keep adding helpful articles related to data, server, and hosting. If you like our content then you can take subscribe to us via email so that you will get notified when we add something new to our site.


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