Web hosting definition

Web hosting is the activity or service of providing storage space to individual, organizations. It is mainly for the websites that are accessible via World Wide Web. Web hosting also means internet hosting that enables businesses and individuals to make their online presence in the form of a website, accessible to the public via internet.Web hosting is a huge industry, with close to a billion websites currently online and lot of people all over the world getting into this new world.

Depending upon our web space and bandwidth requirements, we can purchase the required hosting from three basic types of hosting available. First one is the Shared Hosting. Here multiple accounts are hosted on the same server and the resources are also shared among them. Shared hosting is best for small businesses, whose websites have low to moderate traffic and CPU needs.

In Dedicated Server, the owner has the complete server and all the resources exclusively for himself. The convenience and solitude makes it the costliest option in hosting. These type of hosting is ideal for large enterprises and those organizations, whose websites have heavy traffic and CPU needs.

In dedicated hosting, we will have to pay more than any other type of hosting for availing server, bandwidth and resources all by ourselves. In VPS hosting, virtualization technology is used to partition a computer virtually into multiple servers. No physical partition is there. Here in the virtual or software partition, each user is given much more privacy and security as compared to the shared hosting.

VPS hosting also gives us the freedom to install whatever we want on the server. We can try any new programming language or deploy a custom Apache module. VPS have the root access, we can make any changes using the remote desktop command line or remote desktop. VPS hosting alsooffers many more advantages than shared hosting and almost the same advantages as dedicated hosting. VPS hosting is less expensive than dedicated hosting but more expensive than shared hosting.

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