Web Hosting
Hosting a website means when a hosting provider allocates space on a web server for a website to store its files. Web hosting makes files that comprise a website such as (code, images… etc.) available for viewing online. Every website you’ve ever visited is hosted on a server. Here, you can find all types of hosting that DastN provide: 1-Shared web hosting service: One's website is placed on the same server as many other sites, ranging from a few sites to hundreds of websites. Typically, all domains may share a common pool of server resources, such as RAM and the CPU. The features available with this type of service can be quite basic and not flexible in terms of software and updates. Resellers often sell shared web hosting and web companies often have reseller accounts to provide hosting for clients. 2-Reseller web hosting: Allows clients to become web hosts themselves. Resellers could function for individual domains under any combination of these listed types of hosting depending on who they are affiliated with as a reseller. Resellers' accounts may vary tremendously in size, they may have their own virtual dedicated server or a collocated server. Many resellers provide a nearly identical service to their provider's shared hosting plan and provide the technical support themselves. 3-Virtual Dedicated Server: Also known as a Virtual Private Server (VPS), divides server resources into virtual servers, where resources can be allocated in a way that does not directly reflect the underlying hardware. VPS will often be allocated resources based on a one server to many VPSs relationship, however virtualization may be done for a number of reasons, including the ability to move a VPS container between servers. The users may have root access to their own virtual space. Customers are sometimes responsible for patching and maintaining the server (unmanaged server) or the VPS provider may provide server admin tasks for the customer (managed server). 4-Dedicated hosting service: The user gets his/ her own Web server and gains full control over it (user has root access for Linux/administrator access for Windows); however, the user typically does not own the server. One type of dedicated hosting is self-managed or unmanaged. This is usually the least expensive for dedicated plans. The user has full administrative access to the server, which means the client is responsible for the security and maintenance of his own dedicated server. 5-Managed hosting service: The user gets his/her own Web server but is not allowed full control over it (user is denied root access for Linux/administrator access for Windows); however, they are allowed to manage their data via FTP or other remote management tools. The user is disallowed full control so that the provider can guarantee quality of service by not allowing the user to modify the server or potentially create configuration problems. The user typically does not own the server, the server is leased to the client. 6-Colocation web hosting service: Similar to the dedicated web hosting service, but the user owns the colocation server; the hosting company provides physical space that the server takes up and takes care of the server. This is the most powerful and expensive type of web hosting service. In most cases, the colocation provider may provide little to no support directly for their client's machine, providing only the electrical, Internet access, and storage facilities for the server. In most cases for colocation, the client would have his own administrator visit the data center on site to do any hardware upgrades or changes. Formerly, many colocation providers would accept any system configuration for hosting, even ones housed in desktop-style minitower cases, but most hosts now require rack mount enclosures and standard system configurations. . 7-Cloud hosting: This is a new type of hosting platform that allows customers powerful, scalable and reliable hosting based on clustered load-balanced servers and utility billing. A cloud hosted website may be more reliable than alternatives since other computers in the cloud can compensate when a single piece of hardware goes down. Also, local power disruptions or even natural disasters are less problematic for cloud hosted sites, as cloud hosting is decentralized. Cloud hosting also allows providers to charge users only for resources consumed by the user, rather than a flat fee for the amount the user expects they will use, or a fixed cost upfront hardware investment. Alternatively, the lack of centralization may give users less control on where their data is located which could be a problem for users with data security or privacy concerns. Cloud hosting users can request additional resources on-demand such as only during periods of peak traffic, while offloading IT management to the cloud hosting service. 8-Clustered hosting: Having multiple servers hosting the same content for better resource utilization. Clustered servers are a perfect solution for high-availability dedicated hosting, or creating a scalable web hosting solution. A cluster may separate web serving from database hosting capability. (Usually, web hosts use clustered hosting for their shared hosting plans, as there are multiple benefits to the mass managing of clients). Now, to help you decide which is best for you: (recommendation: use charts or animation for the comparison) 1-Shared Hosting: The most cost-effective option for low traffic websites. 2-Managed Hosting: Ideal for non-technical users who would rather defer the more technical tasks to experts. 3-VPS Hosting: Simply put, this is the best option for websites that have outgrown shared hosting. 4-Cloud Hosting: Works best for websites that are growing rapidly and need scalable resources. 5-Dedicated Hosting: Expensive option for large websites where you need to be in control. 5-Colocation Hosting: The most expensive option that gives you maximum control over the hardware and software.

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