Web hosting is a service that allows organizations and individuals to post a website or web page onto the Internet. A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or web page to be viewed in the Internet.
Shared Web Hosting
Shared hosting means just that. Your website is hosted on a server shared by other websites. The advantage of this setup is the shared cost.
Shared hosting is good for a newer site that doesn't get a lot of traffic.
Managed Web Hosting
Most hosting packages you will find online are likely to be managed. Hosting companies provide technical services such as hardware and software setup and configuration, maintenance, hardware replacement, technical support, patching, updating and monitoring.
With managed hosting, the provider looks after the day-to-day management of the hardware, operating systems and standardized applications.
As the name already suggests, dedicated hosting simply means this: you have a server all for yourself. No other website can steal your resources, pose a security risk or cause other issues. You may be able to choose the OS, the amount and type of memory and other hardware elements. This gives you a lot of flexibility.
VPS stands forvirtual private server.This hosting type is a step above shared web hosting. When a website outgrows their shared plan, itís common for owners to upgrade to a VPS.With a virtual private server, your website will still be sharing a single server with other websites. However, the number of websites youíll be sharing it with is significantly lower.
Reseller Web Hosting
Web hosting for re-sellers is a plan that allows you to sell various shared plans. There is a control panel on re seller plans that helps you to have control over your shared accounts for billing, storage, RAM, etc. This will help you to have full control which you will offer to your client on different plans. Many web designers use re seller hosting to track their customers.