Types of Web Hosting Services

There are various types of web hosting services available to host your website. Before signing up for any web hosting services, it is important to understand what kind of service your website needs, the kind of server you or your business needs, your budget, and what type of services the web host offers.

Hosting options available are:

  • Free Hosting
  • Shared Hosting
  • Dedicated Hosting
  • Collocated Hosting

Free Hosting

Free web hosting can be a good choice when you just want to build a non-critical website for fun and you are learning. Very often in a free hosting environment, connection speed is slow, website can be down frequently, and advertising banners is automatically added to your website. However some hosting providers don’t shows advertisement and provides good quality hosting but they may cancel your hosting service at any time. Some companies require you to purchase your domain name to receive free hosting services from them, while others offer you a free subdomain under them, such as “mysite.webhost.com”. Be careful as you will not be able to transfer these free subdomains.

Shared Hosting

In a shared hosting environment, your and other website owners shared one server. This includes sharing the physical server and the software applications within the server. Shared hosting services are affordable because the cost to operate the server is shared between you and these other owners. There are, however, a number of down sides, such as being slower.

Dedicated Hosting

In a dedicated hosting environment, you have the entire web server to yourself. This allows for faster performance, as you have all the server’s resources entirely, without sharing with other website owners. However, this also means that you will be responsible for the cost of server operation entirely. This is a good choice for websites that requires a lot of system resources, or need a higher level of security.

Collocated Hosting(VPS)

In this type of hosting, you will purchase your own virtual server and have it at your office or your desired location. An advantage of this type of hosting service is you have full control of the web server. You can install any scripts or applications you need.
Some examples of good free hosting are DigitalBerg, ByetHost etc.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Ana

    Can you tell me how do we earn from blogging in nepal

    1. Sangam Shrestha

      We all watch T.V. series on some T.V. channel, right? They play advertisement taking break in T.V. series and movies. Blogging is like the T.V. show where we write articles that user/readers want and are demanding in the internet. While users read our blog post we also display advertisements by putting them somewhere in our website/page. And as users see or click or visit the advertisement or buy something from link we have provided we get paid by the advertiser. If you have good and meaningful content in your website then there is high chance of getting more visitors into your website that can significantly increase your revenue.
      Now the question is how will you start showing advertisement in you blog and how will get paid.. There are many companies/ad-networks that can you try for. Among all Google AdSense is mostly used and is really better than others. To start having advertisement in your site you have to apply for the AdSense first. AdSense only accepts websites with quality contents. After successfully becoming a member of Google AdSense you can earn money by showing advertisement to your visitors.
      I think you are now clear with earning money from blogging. If you are confused about this please feel free to drop next comment.

  2. Sargam

    What about free hosting?

    1. Sangam Shrestha

      Please read again, I have explained about it. Also see related posts.

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