There are several types of web hosting:
- Shared Hosting: Websites are hosted on the same server, sharing resources and IP address. It’s cheap and suitable for small websites with low traffic.
VPS (Virtual Private Server) Hosting: Virtualization technology is used to divide a physical server into multiple virtual servers, each with its own resources and operating system. It’s suitable for small to medium-sized websites.
Dedicated Server Hosting: The website has a dedicated physical server with full access to its resources. It’s suitable for high-traffic websites that require a lot of resources.
Cloud Hosting: Websites are hosted on a network of connected servers, allowing for easy scaling of resources. It’s suitable for websites with fluctuating traffic.
Managed Hosting: The hosting provider manages the technical aspects of the server, providing support, backups, and security. It’s suitable for businesses that need expert management.
Colocation Hosting: The website owner provides their own server, which is housed in a data center and connected to the internet. The hosting provider provides the physical space, bandwidth, and power. It’s suitable for businesses with their own IT infrastructure.