Web hosting is required to publish content over the internet and there are server types of hosting servers which are designed to manage different types of websites. Initially people created small websites based on basic HTML and Java Scripts but later on as the web technology gets better, web developers designed more complex and functionality rich websites for personal as well as commercial reasons.
Web designers and developers work together to create an attractive and work oriented websites using PHP, Perl, Ruby on Rails, Ajax and many other programming languages. Now these programming technologies required further support in terms of hosting to perform accordingly that’s why numerous types of hosting servers are available to deal with different types of websites which mainly include:
- Shared hosting server
- Virtual private server (VPS) hosting
- Dedicated hosting server
Shared Hosting Server: Shared hosting server is one of the most widely used hosting servers, in shared hosting server a single server is shared among several users. People obtaining shared hosting server have to share server resources with others such as space, bandwidth, RAM and processor speed as well. Being on shared server one don’t have freedom to choose an operating system (OS) or define server settings also it is considered to be less reliable in terms of security but suitable for small websites such as blogs or personal websites. The reason for being most widely used hosting server is that it is the cheapest hosting server so far as people sharing server resources also share the price as well.
Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting: VPS works on the basis of virtualization; it is based on lone physical server on which number of virtual dedicated servers is created virtually using software. All these VDSs shared common physical server but still manage to have an independent virtual dedicated environment which allow one to have his own desired operating system (OS), control panel and can customize its server settings according to website requirements. VPS is considered to be more unswerving and secure than shared hosting server. It is suitable for small business websites as it provide security and efficient traffic control along with latest web application support. Also it ensures highest server uptime and speedy response time. It is a bit more costly then shared hosting server.
Dedicated Hosting Server: It is the most reliable and secure hosting server ever, it’s a huge server with immeasurable power in it. In dedicated hosting server an entire server belongs to a single user or website, no sharing is involved at all. It allow user to have desirable operating system (OS), control panel and customize each and every aspect of the server according to his needs. Beside this it provide absolute application support in order to deal with complex business websites such as ecommerce websites, community and forum based websites or social networking sites as well. The most prominent aspect of dedicated server is the root-level access; one can easily configure its security and other server settings accordingly in order to get best website performance in terms of server uptime, response time and security. Because of high quality hosting support it is the most expensive hosting server and recommended for large business websites.
These are the major types of web hosting servers used to host different types of websites so one can analyze his/her hosting requirements and get the most suitable one.