Four Essential Web Hosting Types
There are generally four different types of web hosting servers: Shared, Dedicated, Virtual Private Server (VPS), and Cloud Hosting. While all types of servers will function as a storage centre for your site, they vary in the volume of storage capacity, in terms of technical, server speed, knowledge requirement, control, and reliability. Let’s look at the main differences between a shared, dedicated, VPS, and cloud hosting.
This type of hosting gives more elasticity to customers as compared to shared hosting. Customers have control over hosting environment and have the choice of operating system. A dedicated server allows installing and running any programs. A web host provider is responsible for network and hardware administration. However, this option is the best option for several companies and gives huge traffic to a website. The customer manages multiple domains and hosts an additional website on a single server. Software installation is unlimited.
Virtual Private Server:
A virtual private server [VPS] hosting divides the server into the virtual servers, where each website is hosted on its own dedicated server, but actually, they are sharing the server with some different other users. The users may own root access to their individual virtual space and secured hosting environment with these type of hosting. Websites that require higher control at a server level, but don't invest in the dedicated server.
Cloud hosting offers an unlimited capacity to manage high traffic or spikes. A unit of servers (called as a cloud) works together for hosting group of websites. This enables many computers working together to control high traffic levels or traffic spikes for any particular site.