What is Web Hosting?
Web hosting is a type of internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their websites accessible via the World Wide Web. Hosts are businesses that provide space on a server owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center.
Web hosts can offer shared hosting, VPS hosting, reseller hosting, and dedicated servers. Shared web hosting means one server is divided between many users, whereas VPS (virtual private server) hosting means a physical server is divided into several virtual servers, each acting as an independent host. Reseller web hosting involves renting space from a larger host to create your own web hosting company. And dedicated servers are just what they sound like: individual servers leased by the customer with complete control over them and their contents.
Types of Web Hosting
There are a few different types of web hosting:
Shared hosting is where your website is hosted on a server with other websites. This is the most affordable option, but it also has the least amount of storage space and bandwidth.
Virtual Private Server (VPS)
A virtual private server splits a server into multiple virtual servers, which gives you more storage space and bandwidth.
A dedicated server gives you your own server that is solely for your website. This is the most expensive option, but it also has the most storage space and bandwidth.
Cloud hosting uses a network of servers to host your website. It is more expensive than shared hosting, but it gives you more flexibility and scalability.