What Are The Different Types Of Web Hosting Services

Types Of Hosting Services:

  1. Shared Web Hosting
  2. Reseller Web Hosting
  3. Virtual Private Server (VPS) or Virtual Dedicated Server
  4. Dedicated Hosting
  5. Managed Hosting
  6. Cloud Hosting
  7. Clustered Hosting
  8. Colocation Web Hosting
  9. Grid Hosting
  10. Home Server
  1. Shared Web Hosting: As the name suggests, in this type of web hosting, the server resources such as CPU and RAM are shared by multiple domains. Hence multiple websites are hosted on the same server. This type of hosting is economical and is often used by web companies to host for their clients.


  1. Reseller Web Hosting: Reseller hosting is purchased by companies that don’t own the actual servers, rather they purchase/rent the hosting from a third a party provider. Most often reseller web hosting purchase shared web hosting and sell it to their clients and provide the technical support themselves.


  1. Virtual Private Server (VPS) or Virtual Dedicated Server: In VPS the server resources are divided into virtual servers, so one server can have multiple VPS and the resources are allocated in a way that directly doesn’t reflect the underlying hardware. These types of servers can be either unmanaged servers or managed servers. Unmanaged servers are managed by the customers and the managed servers are managed by the service provider.


  1. Dedicated Hosting: In this hosting, the user gets full control (root access/admin access) of the web server while typically not owning the actual server. Dedicated hosting is self-managed hosting where the user itself is responsible for the security and maintenance of the server.


  1. Managed Hosting: The server is leased to the user where the user does not have full control over the server or the root access/admin access is denied. This ensures that the service provider provides quality secure hosting and the user doesn’t mess up with the server configuration. In managed hosting, the user is allowed to manage their data via remote management tools or through FTP.


  1. Cloud Hosting: This is the latest powerful decentralized, scalable and reliable hosting. Since this hosting is decentralized, this hosting can survive a natural disaster and local power disruption as other computers in the cloud can compensate when a piece of hardware is non-functional.


  1. Clustered Hosting: Clustered hosting is the best solution for high-availability dedicated hosting wherein multiple servers host the same content for better resource utilization. This hosting is scalable and usually are used by hosts for shared hosting plans.


  1. Colocation Web Hosting: In Colocation web hosting the hosting company provides only the physical space, electricity, and internet access for the client-owned colo servers with little to no support directly for the client’s machine. This web hosting is similar to a dedicated web hosting service where the client or user is responsible to administer their server and make changes or upgrade the hardware.


  1. Grid Hosting: This is a form of distributed hosting where a server cluster acts like a grid and is composed of multiple notes.


  1. Home Server: These are servers or PC machines placed in homes or private residences and can host one or more websites with the help of a broadband connection. Usually, the ISPs attempt to block these servers by disallowing incoming requests and don’t provide a static IP address.