What are the Different Types of Web Hosting?

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With much of our world shifting online in the past few months, reliable web hosting has become a critical business necessity. Whether you are hosting websites, applications, or office infrastructure, it is vital to have the right plan with the right resources.

But how do you choose from the different types of web hosting?

Web hosting options abound and can be overwhelming for the average user.

There are undoubtedly many things to consider outside of the hosting choices themselves. Business owners need to consider budget, age of the project, third party software licenses (where applicable), and the list goes on.

Business owners need to evaluate their needs when it comes to specific web hosting offerings.

We seek to ease your stress by noting the different types of web hosting available and for whom they work best.Need to set up a new web hosting project? Liquid Web offers white glove migrations.

What are the Types of Web Hosting?

Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is web hosting where single sites get placed on a single server with other websites, all sharing RAM, CPU, storage, and bandwidth resources. These types of web hosting plans are typically the least expensive of the hosting options. Because of the sharing of resources across multiple websites, performance and security can also suffer.

For those just starting with a brand new site, shared hosting is a good starting point. The low cost is attractive but is only fit for static websites with not a lot of traffic. Businesses that aim to scale quickly should consider other hosting options with independent resources.

VPS Hosting

Virtual Private Server Hosting (VPS) is a dynamic virtualized hosting server within a parent server on cloud infrastructure. While many VPS servers can exist on the parent server, the resources get explicitly dedicated to the user, unlike shared hosting.

A cluster of servers makes up the cloud infrastructure behind VPS servers. The server instances themselves are independent partitions of the parent server with a set allocation of resources to each server instance.

They are single-tenant, which means the RAM, CPU cores, and storage is specific to a single user instead of being shared among many users.

A central feature of VPS hosting is root access. Users have full control of the environment and can carry out more configuration tweaks.

Liquid Web’s VPS Hosting offers all of this in upgradeable instances with packaged bandwidth. In addition to root-level access, users also get Secure Shell (SSH) and Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) access. InterWorx, cPanel, and Plesk are the available control panels for Linux, and we offer Plesk for Windows servers.

A VPS solution is a great option if you are hosting a few websites and applications that are not resource-intensive. They are also the perfect solution for file storage and sharing.

Cloud Dedicated Hosting

Cloud Dedicated hosting is a single-instance dynamic virtualized hosting server on a parent server on cloud infrastructure. Both exist on the parent server, and the resources get explicitly dedicated to the user. The primary differentiation is the fact that a Cloud Dedicated server is the only server instance on the parent server.

Often called Hybrid Dedicated servers, Cloud Dedicated server hosting also gets backed by clustered cloud infrastructure.

Cloud Dedicated servers from Liquid Web provide options to fit the needs of business owners, Resellers, and agencies needing dedicated resources in an easily scalable virtual server. Whether you’re hosting resource-intensive websites and applications, multiple sites and apps, databases, or want simple upgrade options, Cloud Dedicated servers will work for you.

Dedicated Hosting

Dedicated hosting is a single-tenant environment where physical server hardware and resources belong to a single user. Primarily, the owner of the dedicated server operates off of the physical components with the operating system, web server stack, and optional control panel for their hosting environment.

Dedicated servers are popular among resellers and agencies hosting a large number of small websites and applications. They are also great for more significant sites and apps that need more resources.

Liquid Web has been in the industry for several years, offering Dedicated Hosting solutions. We have everything from smaller, single processor options to larger configurations with dual processors. And customizing your server hardware is easy to do with multiple options available from storage, RAM, chassis, and bandwidth. – Read more

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