Internet Hosting

Know About the Service Hosting

Published at 03/03/2012 17:15:44


The hosting service is a type of service provided by Internet hosting companies. This service permits any individual or organization to make their websites accessible via the World Wide Web. In other words, the companies at issue provide space for you on their servers.

Types of hosting service

There are many types of hosting service, amongst which are the following:

  • Free web hosting: it is a limited service offered by different companies, sometimes sustained through advertisements.
  • Shared web hosting service: the website is stored on the same server as many other sites, which can vary from just a few to dozens.
  • Reseller web hosting: it allows the client to become a web host themselves.
  • Virtual dedicated server: it is also known as the VPS or Virtual Private Server. It divides the server resources in virtual resources.
  • Dedicated hosting service: a user has full control over a web server even though they do not own the physical one (they gain administrator root access on the server’s operating system, much like an Internet router).
  • Self-managed or unmanaged services are also types of dedicated hosting service. This is the least expensive option. Through it, the client is fully responsible for maintenance and security.
  • Managed hosting service: this service also allows the user full control over the server but, they are not allowed to manage the data via any remote management tool, such as FTP. The user does not own full control over the physical server and they are not allowed to make any modifications to it either.
  • Colocation web hosting service: this hosting service is highly expensive and powerful and in most cases the co-location provider may also provide direct support to the client’s machine, like providing Internet access, electricity, or storage for server.
  • Cloud hosting: this is a rather new hosting service that offers the user a completely new and powerful platform. This platform is highly reliable and, of course, scalable.
  • Clustered hosting: it has a higher amount of hosting service options for the same content, but for a better utilization of resources.
  • Grid hosting: though this hosting service, the server cluster acts like a grid and is composed of multiple nodes.
  • Home server: this is a very simple machine, much like a personal computer unit, which has been specially manufactured for the residential purpose. In general, people know it by the name of broadband connection and it is usually used to host multiple numbers of websites.

Specific types of hosting service

There are also some specific types of hosting service which cannot be included in the general types of hosting services. These services are as follows:

  • Image hosting service
  • Paste bin
  • Video hosting service
  • File hosting service
  • Blog hosting service
  • E-mail hosting service
  • Shopping cart software


This is just a brief introduction on what hosting service is all about, now it is up to you to decide which service best fits you, according to your necessities and the type of data you need to store and share on the Internet.