September 20, 2010

What Types Of Hosting Services for Webpages Exist?

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Depending on the needs and characteristics of your site, there are four main types of  website hostings:

1- Free Hosting
2- Shared Hosting
3- Managed Dedicated Server
4- Unmanaged Dedicated Server

I'll explain them shortly:

Free Hosting: It is simple to use and it does not require your permission to include advertisements or promotions in the pages of your website. It is attractive for cost savings, but also limits your page if it wants to succeed and be recognized as a reliable company. Similarly, the features it offers are extremely limited, as the unavailability of MySQL bases, multiple e-mail accounts or PHP, so this hosting option it's only for all those people who just started in this electronic world and have no need to see immediate profits.

Free Hosting Services are even often used as a first approach to hosting to discover how you want the service. In this type of hosting the page is usually part of a subdomain or subdirectory, and is totally dependent on a parent domain.

Shared Hosting: Some people prefer this type of hosting because they don't want to have the ongoing responsibility of managing thier own server. In this type of Hosting you get things such as PHP, ASP, MySQL, higher monthly transfer and the option to create multiple email accounts. The main difference is that in a single server you can store multiple websites at once and the domain is your own. Ideal for those who require a page which daily traffic is not excessive.

Dedicated Servers: Unlike before, this type of hosting is for those who require a large amount of monthly transfer because they get high traffic to their website.

However, within the option of Dedicated Servers you can choose to have them managed or not. If you opt for a managed dedicated server, you will have the assurance that someone else will manage and you'll have limits on the database or email accounts.

In contrast, unmanaged dedicated server provides an opportunity for us to be the server administrator, providing greater control over administrative tasks. This option is only recommended for those who have some knowledge about it, since it gives full freedom to the configuration of it.

About the Blog Author: Timpa has the mission of providing all entrepreneurs, whether experiencied or not in online business strategies, with the right information to help them manage their businesses online in the best, most time-effective and cost-effective, smarter way.