Fundamental Types Of Web Hosting Services

Feb 2014

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Fundamental Types Of Web Hosting Services

Whether you are buying a new domain or starting a new website, you will have to also choose your web hosting service first for getting it online. Though you can also launch your website online by building your own servers and hosting it on them, you should prefer to buy hosting services from a professional hosting service provider due to several reasons including…

  • High expenditure for buying sophisticated server hardware
  • Need of establishing a data center
  • Manual administration overhead
  • Need of 24×7 high speed internet connectivity
  • Need of separate web server Operating System &
  • Need of skilled experts for system maintenance

However, it still leaves a question for you which are the types of hosting and which one should you choose. Well, there are three different categories of web hosting services which you should understand before purchasing your web hosting services and those are,

  1. Shared hosting
  2. VPS hosting
  3. Dedicated hosting &

Here below we have briefly explained all these three categories (and a latest one):

Shared hosting service:

Shared hosting is most basic type of web hosting in which all websites hosted on a shared servers are allotted their respected portion of resources i.e. all hosted websites share resources of a server. Most of the times it works very well as not each website makes heavy

use of resources all the time. Though it can be occasionally embarrassing when server resources are used more than its capacity, by hosted websites, all at the same time.

As shared hosting is quite cheaper than other types of hosting, it is ideal for small businesses with low budget, limited needs of server memory and limited usage of disk space.

VPS web hosting service:

The term “VPS” is abbreviation of “Virtual Private Server”. As the name suggests, VPS hosting service allocates you virtually separate server resources. VPS users run their separate instances of server OS and every user has super-user level access to it. So every user can install any required software on his own copy of OS as far as it’s supported by the OS.

For many reasons, VPS hosting is equivalent to dedicated web hosting. The only major difference is their approach to underlying physical hardware. In VPS hosting, the underlying physical hardware is shared between multiple VPSs. So the performance may be lesser sometimes when workload is increased by other peer VPSs.

Being virtually dedicated and still cheaper than dedicated web hosting, VPS hosting services are ideal for mid-sized businesses and small e-commerce websites occasionally needing severe access to resources.


SSD VPS web hosting service:

SSD VPS hosting is an emerging type of VPS hosting and also an attractive option for your website hosting needs. SSD VPS hosting is quite similar to VPS hosting except that the storage disks used here are Solid State Disks (SSDs) rather than Hard Disk Drives (HDDs).

The major benefit of SDDs in Internet hosting is speed and robustness. SSDs are made of assembled circuit components as opposed to mechanically moving components in HDDs. So SSDs are quite faster compared to HDDs and very less prone to failures that usually occurs in HDDs due to failure of magnetic discs and other mechanically moving components.

If you need hosting services similar to VPS, but quite faster and more healthier than it, SSD VPS is ideal hosting service for you. However, make sure it will cost you more than VPS hosting on the other hand.

Dedicated web hosting service:

Dedicated hosting service offers you a physically separate server for hosting your website. With dedicated hosting service, users have complete control over server including choice of its operating system, software and hardware resources.

As allotted resources are fully dedicated, dedicated hosting service also costs you much more than other types of web hosting services. On the other hand, dedicated hosting also ensures you high performance, security and control, so it is recommended for huge businesses and large e-commerce websites that depend a lot upon site loading speed and often need to serve high traffic volumes for their queries and transactions.

No matter whatever type of hosting plan is suitable for your business needs, be it a start-up or renowned enterprise, YourSmartHost provides unmatched web hosting services to companies ranging from small businesses to acclaimed MNCs at reasonably affordable rates.

Make sure you checkout our web hosting plans before purchasing your hosting services for any needs. We have served more than 5,000+ business class websites till the date. We assure you 100% service satisfaction with highly competitive costs and warm customer support.

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