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What is Website Hosting?


Web hosting is referred to providing online space for storing web pages which are available through World Wide Web. Web hosts are the companies that provide website hosting.

The servers are available 24x7 run by web hosting companies. Every server has its own IP address and since it is difficult to remember it, webmaster points their domain name to the server IP address.

Web hosting companies are useful as one cannot host their website on their local computer. For this, one has to leave the computer on 24 hours a day which is not cheaper and practical.

Types of Hosting

Below table illustrates the different types of hosting available:

S.N. Hosting Description
1. Shared Hosting
In shared hosting, the hosting company puts thousand of website on the same physical server. Each customer has their own allocation of physical web space and a set of bandwidth limit. As all websites share same physical memory, MYSQL server and Apache server, one website on the server experiencing high traffic load will affect performance of all websites on the server.
2. Virtual Private Server (VPS)
It is also known as Virtual Dedicated Server. It is a server which is partitioned into smaller servers. In this customer is given their own partition, which is installed with its own operating system. Unlike shared hosting, VPS doesn’t share memory or processor time rather it allocates certain amount of memory and CPU to use which means that any problem on a VPS partition on the same drive will not affect other VPS customers.
3. Dedicated Server
In this kind of hosting, single dedicated server is setup for just one customer. It is commonly used by the businesses that need the power, control and security that a dedicated server offers.
4. Reseller Hosting
A reseller acts as a middle man and sells hosting space of someone else’s server.
5. Grid Hosting
Instead of utilizing one server, Grid Hosting spreads resources over a large number of servers. It is quite stable and flexible. The servers can be added or taken away from the grid without crashing the system.

Web Hosting Companies

Below list of companies offer web hosting services.

S.N. Hosting Company
1. Blue Host
2. Go Daddy
3. Host Gator
4. just Host
5. Laughing Squid
6. Hivelocity
7. liquid Web
8. Media TempleServInt
9. Wired Tree
10. Wild West Domains
11. Wix
12. WIPL
13. Big Rock

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