Types of Hosting Services
This can be a good choice if the website you are creating is just for fun. More often than not free web hosting means slower connection speeds, more frequent website outages (website being down/unavailable), advertising banners automatically added to your website (the banner ads are how the free hosting company makes its money). Some free hosting companies require you to purchase you own domain name to use their services, others will provide you with a free subdomain. A subdomain is domain which falls under the main domain name of the webhost, it will have the format of yourname.com. It is not possible to transfer a free subdomain so careful consideration needs to be taken when choosing to use one.
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Reseller type of hosting is aimed at webmasters and other users who wish to resell their own web hosting services. Reseller hosting It can also be a good option for users who have multiple websites, as it allows the easy management of many websites from one control panel.
Cloud hosting is a halfway point between shared hosting and dedicated hosting and comes with some pretty cool advantages. Cloud servers share the physical server hardware with other cloud servers, but the use of vituatlization technology allows for the partition of that hardware. This partitioning enables each cloud server to have it’s own dedicated resources and also for each cloud hosting to be configured individually in essentially the same way that a dedicated server can be.
With collocated hosting the server is not just dedicated to you but it is actually owned by you and just housed at a web host’s facilities. You are entirely responsible for the server. An advantage to collocated hosting this way is that you have full control of the server meaning you can install any scripts or applications that you need.