TYPES OF WEB HOSTINGIt’s Advantages & Disadvantages
WEB HOSTINGWeb hosting service is a type of Internet hosting servicethat allows individuals and organizations to providetheir own websites accessible via the World Wide Web.Web hosts are companies that provide space on aserver they own for use by their clients as well asproviding Internet connectivity, typically in a datacenter
SHARED HOSTINGIn Shared web hosting service clients share the webspace on the server. Actually on the shared hosting platform eachuser has his own limit on particular services like diskspace, monthly traffic, email accounts, FTP accounts,databases etc.
Advantages of shared hosting:• Low in price• Suitable for Small businesses with average online traffic on websites• Shared Web Hosting saves time as the web host takes care of servermaintenanceDisadvantages of shared hosting:• Limited resources in terms of bandwidth, disk space etc.
Virtual Private ServerIn Virtual Private Server Hosting, servers arepartitioned into several virtual machines. Itprovides the power and functionality of a high-enddedicated server but at a muchcheaper price.
Advantages of VPS:• Better resources than shared hosting• Virtual server offers full root access to the users. User can install customapplications and scripts to run the websites which is not possible in sharedenvironment.• More secure and reliable• Suitable for medium sized websitesDisadvantages of VPS:• Limited RAM, CPU and server disk space• It becomes difficult to manage virtual server during the large orunexpected traffic
Dedicated ServerIn dedicated Hosting, you can get your own servernot shared with anyone. You can also have fullcontrol over the server, including choice ofoperating system, hardware, etc.
Advantages of Dedicated server:• Most suited for websites with large amount of traffic• The user has full control over the resources of the server• More PrivacyDisadvantage of Dedicated Server:• Very Expensive