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Various Web Hosting Types

Content -
1.        Hosting Introduction
2.        Hosting Providers
3.        Hosting Types
4.        Hosting Technologies
5.        Hosting Datatypes
6.        Final Words

If you want to start your website and an identity on internet , initialy you have to purchase domain and to host your website .
After a successful hosting your website looks on internet and can be searched from anywhere .Even free blogging services and
many free hosting providing services are also available .

Hosting Providers
There are two types to host a website either of own server or using an Internet Service Provider .we are discussing both of these here .

1.   1. Hosting on own Server -
Hosting your website on your own server is not an easy task . It feels very typical because you need Hardware expenses ,
Software and Labour expenses . When you start a 24 hours working server , it never works on a simple low cost pc , it needs
fast , and compatible to store a big traffic . If you managed a costly fast and reliable PC to host , licensing needs to be
managed .

2. Using an ISP - choosing an Internet Service Provider is the simplest way to host your website easily without lot of efforts.
There are many service providers available , both free and paid hosting . If you choose ISP to host your website , they take
the complete resposibility of your contents , Hardware expenses , Labour expenses , Licensing etc and you are free by this
side and can concentrate on your content quality .
you need to consider the things while choosing ISP -
* 24 hour support
* providing facility for Daily Backups .
* can manage the high traffic .
* Bandwidth and content restrictions to upload big data .
* Email Capabilities
* Database Access

Hosting Types
The type of hosting are listed –

1. Free Hosting
There are many free ISP availble . Theese are best suitable for the small websites and for low traffic websites or blogs .

Advantages -
* No Fee to host your website
* best to start small content website

* Low bandwidth
* Email limitations
* Security may be low
* No addition to softwares options
* Limited database or not available
* Limited Technical Support

2. Shared Hosting
On this server many websites hosted like yours .It is also called Virtual hosting .
It makes the hosting Cost Effective to anyone .

Advantages -
* best for small business and low traffic websites
* low cost
* Emails manager
* Database access
* software options
* Technichal support

Disadvantages -
* may be low security because of many websites hosted on the server
* restriction on traffic
* restriction on Database support

3. Dedicated Hosting
In this , only your website is hosted on a dedicated server .Best suitable for big websites , large organizations .

Advantages -
* Good for high traffic
* supports more than one domain
* strong Database support
* strong Email support
* Unlimited Software support
Disadvantages –

* Very Costly
* Requires high Skills and Technical knowledge

4. Collocated Hosting
Collocated hosting lets you place your own web server on the premises of a service provider .

Hosting Technologies
Some of the technologies that you can use are –

1. Windows Hosting
2. Unix Hosting
3. Linux Hosting
4. CGI
5. ASP
6. PHP
7. JSP
8. Adobe Dreamware
9. Cold Fusion

Hosting Databases
There are some Databases listed , those are used for storing the data at hosting sides .

1. MySQL
2. SQL Server
3. Oracle
4. Access

Final Words

Before you choose your web host, make sure that:
* The hosting type suits your needs
* The hosting type is cost effective
* Upgrading to a better server is possible
* If needed, upgrading to a dedicated server is possible
Before you sign up with an ISP, surf some other web sites on their servers, and try to get a good feeling about their network speed.
Also compare the other sites against yours, to see if it looks like you have the same needs. Contacting some of the other customers
is also a valuable option.