What is web hosting?

Web hosting refers to a service that makes your website available to your users. In general, most websites are intended to be viewed by anyone on the Internet, at any time. Companies are specialize in web hosting so the work can be given to them so that the company can concentrate on their core business. A good hosting companies will provide basic services like 24/7 support, 24/7 FTP access, 24/7 FTP access, email accounts, online control panel, online traffic statistics, database management system, such as MySQL.

Shared hosting:

shared-hosingShared Hosting means that one physical server and its available resources hosted are shared among many users. Actually, on the shared hosting each customer or user has his own limit on particular services usage like disk space, monthly traffic, bandwidth, email accounts, FTP accounts, databases etc. On the other hand, all resources on a physical machine which we called server are shared. The RAM and CPU, Apache server, MySQL server and the Mail server are on a shared basis. It is the most economical for hosting a website simply because expenditures per machine are covered by more users.



limited resources means Sharing a server is sharing system resources with other users on one physical machine and therefore every user has some restrictions on their service.  

It has low priceNo technical maintenance required. The maintenance is done by company.

Inability to install modules and programs on the server that you need in order to run your own web site and scripts. It is maintained by companies administrator in such a way to satisfy clients. All shared hosting providers offer their services with an easy-to-use, web-based Control Panel, so it is easy to upload your site, create email accounts and add a database.



Dedicated hosting:

dedicated hostingA dedicated Hosting is when the client leases the entire server, so that the account user has access to all resources dedicated to their own use. There is no need to share the resources with anybody else. The user has complete administrative access including choice of the operating system, hardware etc.


  • Reliability.
  • Security.
  • No Maintenance of Server.
  • Better Performance.
  • Option for Customization: In Shared hosting services, there are many things that the user cannot control. They have to adjust with what is offered. With dedicated server, this is not the case. The user gets option for customization of the server configuration in any way they want. There is complete root admin access.
  • Flexibility: Many dedicated hosting providers offer management of the server with trained professionals. Any troubleshooting issues, server settings changes can be handled easily by them.



VPS Hosting:

vps-hostingA virtual private server (VPS) is a virtual machine. A VPS runs its own copy of an operating system, and customers may have super user-level access to that operating system instance, so they can install almost any software that runs on that OS. For many purposes they are functionally equivalent to a dedicated physical server, and being software-defined, are able to be much more easily created and configured. They are priced much lower than an equivalent physical server. However, as they share the underlying physical hardware with other VPS’s, performance may be lower, depending on the workload of any other executing virtual machines.

When to choose VPS hosting :

  • Spreading out your business ahead of shared hosting level.
  • Expecting increase in traffic in upcoming months.
  • Planning to work with private secured data in your business.
  • Planning to host multiple blogs, sites, or different applications.
  • Increasing email capacity.



  • Higher bandwidth and more bandwidth.
  • Flexibility to upgrade or downgrade subscription at any time.
  • You can run batch files and create multiple services inside the server by means of shell access. 24/7 Customer Support services offering high security levels.
  • Flexibility to configure since you own it.
  • Easy backup and scalability.
  • Custom firewall configurations facilities.
  • The requirement of dedicated system admin to look after your server.
  • A bit expensive.
  • Some applications may have issues running in a virtualized environment.


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