Different needs – Different Hosting types
Means that you don’t have to pay any money for hosting services. In practice it is not a very good option, I have been disappointed many, many, many, many times. But people just cant resist when something is free. Wrong! If you want a personal blog where you will just occasionally post some of your thoughts than go to Blogger . Its great! And its free! For everything else, especially for business get yourself a decent hosting provider. Look at our Best Hosts if you don’t have a clue what to choose.
Means you share your files with other sites on the same server. This is extremely popular hosting type, since it is very affordable. You get your account packed with lots of space and bandwidth most users will never use. I have several shared hosting accounts for my websites and I recommend you to get yourself one of these .
Now if you want to make money in hosting industry, than Reseller hosting is just for you! You can start easily and with no costs. Just apply and set up a web host under your own brand, pricing structure and everything else. You will be provided with everything you will need and the money is also very good!
If you plan to have lots of domain names you should get yourself a Virtual Private Server – it is a extremely good deal, because Virtual Server is almost like a real one. Virtual means that you split hardware with other users on the same machine, and that cuts the operating costs. That way you get everything you need for a price just a bit higher than shared hosting. Oh, did I mention you can install your own software, scripts and stuff. However, if you don’t know what is root access, Apache or MySQL you should rather start with shared hosting.
Ah, that is a Dream of every Web master who starts doing business. Dedicated means that the whole server – machine – is reserved for 1 and only 1 website. Here is the deal: web hosts rents you one computer, software and a high speed Internet connection that is fast like a lightning. Dedicated servers hosting is the most powerful and most complex hosting. If your site receives a huge amount of traffic every day, you should get one of these.
There is one drawback with dedicated hosting. If you are not a computer geek it could be hard to manage it. And that is exactly why hosting providers now offer Managed hosting – an expanded dedicated server hosting. Where with dedicated server you had to control the server 24/7, with managed hosting – the provider does that. So it is like a regular dedicated hosting with maintenance and monitoring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There is one other type of hosting which is not so common, but is pretty cool for clients who have lots of websites. It is called Colocation. It is a type of hosting where you bring your machine to a hosts data center. You are in total control of the server all the time. And the hosting company rents you rack space, high speed connection to Internet backbone, environment suitable for servers ( controlled air temperature, security, redundancy) and IT staff available for help.
Now that is it for regular websites. But what hosting types use the biggest sites and the sites with traffic of several thousands users an hour? I always knew there was something more…And there is! It is called Clustered hosting – This is a hosting type with lots of dedicated servers bonded together. It can be a minimum of 2 and up to several hundred servers and more (I believe Google has about 450.000 servers around the globe).Clustered means that the same page or service is served on multiple servers (often called mirrors). This enables high redundancy and great access speeds on different continents. Well if you are lucky enough to host a clustered website let me know!
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