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Shared Hosting, shared unlimited, cloud Hosting, WordPress Hosting, WordPress cloud Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Server Hosting.

What are the Types Or Forms Of Website Hosting:

As I have explained earlier on the things you need to start your own website starting from your designed website or platform for a designed website, a domain chosen domain name to chosen website hosting and then money.

Well  money is always the issue cause you never know who to trust with it and this is due to the alarming rate of fake sites onine that take your money for nothing. If you have had an esperience on any fake site I apologise but you don’t have to be afraid you just need to find the right people, website or company to give your money. Gues what, I will guide you on how to know the right people.

When you make up your mind to create and upload a website and you don’t know where to start then you are at the right place.

Starting A Good Website

Reader: Huh?

Confirmbiz: What?

Reader: Is there a bad Website?

Confirmbiz: Yes there is such a thing as a bad website and by bad I don’t mean the ones that duped you ar took your money and ran off, those ones are called fake, ponzing or scam websites. What I mean by a bad website I mean a website you can’t stand, a website that even a bad connection can’t make you spend up to a minute on it.

Reader: So What is a good website ?

Confirmbiz: A good website is a website that is at least 78% user friendly in the aspects of navigation, speed, performance, layout and of course good content like mine…

Reader: Ok, I think I get it…

Continuing…

To start a good website you need a catchy domain or website name (example.com). The domain name is like the name of the Ip address to your hosting account were your files are.

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After Getting a domain, What is Next?

Once you get a domain the next thing to consider is a hosting plan to go for.

Since you are just starting a personal website and not a company, the best place to start is with shared hosting.

You have a lot of options to choose from so let me explain them to you.

Types Or Forms Of Website Hosting

A. Shared Hosting.

What is shared Hosting?

Shared hosting is the most popular type of hosting mainly because of how cheap it is and how much features that come with it for free and for a low price. The only and main disadvatage is the resources you have are limited.

Shared hosting requires a Dedicated Server, Cloud Server or a Private Server and a mysql server for database in hosting many websites.

Features of Shared hosting:

The following features are the features of most shared hosting companies, they may vary since they all have special offers and some will be better some will be worst. When looking for the best hosting these are the things to consider.

  1. The Bandwidth Offered: This is the amount of data and resources allowed in a month from your website to clients(internet users), it is usually mearsured in Megabytes, Gigabytes, Terabytes and mostly Unlimited which most shared hosting companies offer. Comapanies like dream host, bluehost, h
  2. Storage Capacity Allowed: This is the amount of data, resources and files you can store on your website usually mearsured in Gigabytes, Terabyte and Unlimited which most
  3. Email Service Offered: On a shared hosting plan to get an email @yourdomain.com is always free in any hositng company.
  4. Customer Support: Even an expert needs a good customer support to take care of things every now and then. Like I stated earlier that there are limits to shared hosting plan which could show up when you start recieving a just amount of traffic or your platform hosted is just to heavy. Customer Support will be there to assisst you on how to solve some certain issues, request and configurations needed. This is a vital check if you do not know much about website hosting management.
  5. Resources: This is the mearsure or amount of resources your shared hosting plan can take nomally. Some hosting Comapanies won’t let you know this. Resources like RAM(Random Access Memory) Size, CPU mearsure, Operating System(mostly Linux), platform enhancements like Ngnix for WordPress users, etc.
  6. Accepted Softwares or Offered Platforms: Most website hosting companies like dreamhost, bluehost, siteground, et cetera come with inbuilt wordpress installation since wordpress curently runs 36% of the websites online while others just come out blank without any installation. There are hosting companies that give you option on what platform to instal. Websites like dreamhost, whogohost, etc give option like wiki platform, php social networking, wordpress and more.

Limitations In shared hosting

Since you are on a shared hosting, there are limitation to it and this is because you are sharing a server along with resources with people on the same server so what affect you affects another person and vice versa.

Below is a list of possible limitation in shared hosting.

  • Frequent Donwntimes: When a user uses most of the resources and possibly exhaust it, it will affect your website uptime or your website will be inaccible to your viewers.
  • Safety Issues: Shared hosting exposes you to high security risks for instance if a hacker hacks your shared server, that hacker has access to all of the websites hosted on that website which could include yours.
  • Limited Resources: Some web hosting companies limited your resources like not to use more than 500 Mb RAM(burmer).

There are more limitations but the abouve is the ones you have to pay attention to.

Pricing:

Shared hosting Plans price ranges from $1.5 to $1,000

Note this is average price accross all the hosting companies in the world.

Where TO Buy:

B. Cloud Hosting.

What Is Cloud Hosting?

Unlike shared hosting in cloud hosting you are given much more resources to use and for a reasonable amount paid. To better understand cloud hosting think of a shared hosting only with more allocated RAM, Storage capacite and the best part of it all is the fact that in cloud hosting your website is not in just one server but multiple servers accross the globe and this will speed up your website in a factor of 100.

Cloud Hosting is like having your own hosting company since you can host multiple domains and subdomains according to your allocated storage capacity, domains and subdomains allowed. Since you have a cloud server some things like email, SSL(Site Security Lock) is not free. They are not free because cloud hosting is only a feature in every hosting company where they use a cloud service like google cloud, open stack, etc to over you the best service.

 

Features of Cloud Hosting

The following features are the features of mostly hosting companies, they may vary since they all have special offers and some will be better some will be worst. When looking for the best hosting these are the things to consider.

  1. The Bandwidth Offered: This is the amount of data and resources tranfered in a month from your website to clients. One Terabyte to Unlimited in most cloud hosting companies is the amount of bandwidth allowed. Comapanies like dream host uses Open Stack for their cloud hosting service name cloud compute.
  2. Storage Capacity Allowed: This is the amount of data, resources and files you can store on your website usually mearsured in Gigabytes, Terabyte and Unlimited set up by you that you can afford.
  3. Email Service: Unfortunately cloud hosting requires you buying an @yourdomain email for a low cost such as $1.65 for an email in dreamhost.
  4. Customer Support: Even an expert needs a good customer support to take care of things every now and then. But the support provided for you 50% less than those on shared hosting since you have your own server now.
  5. Resources: This is the mearsure or amount of resources your cloud hosting plan can take nomally. I would say that your resources here is unlimited everything because nothing is shared with anyone else. This is also applicable to CPU usage. But the best part is that there is no limit to what you can use your website cloud server for, you could use it to host application or anything hostable at a very good performing speed.
  6. Root Access: Root access is the access given to a cloud server owner to be able to configure, change or program the server exactly how he wants it. Access to things like installing chosen operating sytem, disk partitioning, RAM configuration, hard disk and RAM increament, et cetera. You can basically literally do anything with a cloud server.

Cloud Hosting Limitations

Aside From Full Customer Support, there are no Limitations to a Cloud Server Owner.

Pricing:

Cloud hosting price ranges from $4 to $50 a month.

Note: this is average price accross all the hosting companies in the world.

Where TO Buy:

C. Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting.

What is VPS hosting?

A virtual private server is a mimiced version of a dedicated server which I will talk about later. A Private Server has everything a cloud server has except without a root access but the advantage is that you get to have your own server, your files won’t be anywhere else but on your server, you will have your own ip address which you can locate other domains.

Unlike cloud server hosting, VPS hosting has much less stress attached to it since it is a service in the hosting company and not to a cloud service company. You will have full time customer support.

In VPS there is no root access this does  not mean you can’t perfom sytem operations like rebooting or ability to alter RAM.

So, What Does Having a Root Access Mean?

Having a root access simply means you have a full control to what happen in your server starting from system software to installed website.

To understand this better I will use a practical example.

  • A shared hosting is like having a computer system in a family of 10 or more sharing the same computer by creating different user account where each user has access to other’s files. And One has the power to create this use

Features of A Virtual Private Server

  1. Unique IP.
  2. Protected CPU and RAM.
  3. Persistent processes are allowed and are never killed.
  4. Ability to alter the memory on the fly, without the need to reboot.
  5. Ability to reboot the server from the panel.
  6. It is a Solid State Drive – (SSD) based offering speeds 20x times faster than traditional SATA disk drives.
  7. Monitoring of memory usage.

Pricing:

VPS hosting price ranges from $2 to $50 a month

Note: this is average price accross all the hosting companies in the world.

Where TO Buy:

D. Dedicate Hosting.

I can see you haven’t made a choice yet, you must be up for business. Confirmbiz got you.

What is a Dedicated Hosting?

Dedicated hosting is the aw in awe.

With a Dedicated Server you have complete control of your server, not even cloud hosting is up to this. Your hosting provider can’t access your files or your account and certainly no one else but you will access your server. In addition to this you will have your own MY SQL database which in other hosting plans is hosted on another server for free but with a Dedicated Server your have your own for free.

With all the features stated below your website will be faster than any website ever. This hosting option is for business copanies like banks, gaming companies, search engines, hosting companies, et cetera.

Featues of a Dedicated Server

  1. Storage: Up to 2TB storage with Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
  2. RAID Storage – Multiple hard drives means that if one fails, the other takes over so no data is lost on hard disk failure.
  3. Root access: Unlike VPS, the shortened Dedicated Server. Complete Root acces is granted to a Dedicated server owner just like a cloud server owner only with more access like access to My SQL and more.
  4. Local MySQL database server with full root access: All other types or forms of web hosting don’t offer control over mysql database server insstead they, the shared hosting, cloud hosting, VPS hosting all share a mysql server mostly free for all hosting companies. Some companies like dreamhost over private mysql server for a fee of at least $15 which you can use to host many databases. A dedicated server owner gets a mysql server for free.
  5. Resourses: Dedicated RAM and CPU resources.
  6. Uniques Ip address: This is and IP Address given to a Dedicated server owner, a Virtual Server owner and a cloud server owner where as in shared hosting the websites share an IP address with either one of Dedicated, Virtual Private or cloud server. For instance, this shared hosting has about 26 website sharing this IP address 104.31.89.175 on this server and this is confirmbiz ip address 69.163.197.168 has less than ten websites to none which more websites can be host.

Limitations:

There are no limitations to a Dedicated Server Owner

Pricing:

Dedicated Server hosting price ranges from $70 to $3000 a month.

Note: this is average price accross all the hosting companies in the world.

Where TO Buy:

E. MYSQL Hosting.

What is mysql hosting?

This is a hosting specifically meant for and designed for hosting database to be secured and since it is the place your files are stored it is required for a good performance on your website.

Pricing:

MYSQL hosting price ranges from $0.01 to $100

Note this is average price accross all the hosting companies in the world.

Where TO Buy:

F. WoRD Press Hosting.

What is Word Press hOSTING?

Word Press hosting is basically any type of hosting above fully optimised with speed and performance for word press website owners.

Pricing:

Word Press hosting price ranges from $3 to $7,000

Note: this is average price accross all the hosting companies in the world.

Where TO Buy:

G. Email Hosting.

Don’t feel you need hosting but need a custom email, use email hositng. The price ranges from $1 a month to $30 the only limitaion is no profile image and in most companies, you need to purchase a domain name.

Where TO Buy:

Major Difference Between All Hosting Types

Now we know about what shared hosting, cloud hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated hosting and others is all about. Let me show you their major differences using major features like RAM, CPU, Storage, etc. See them below.

a. RAM:

Shared Hosting: RAM size is not given by most hosting companies but it is usually not more than 512mb and since in shared hosting resources are shared, your given RAM might be used by another user.

Cloud Hosting: Cloud Server has a given or an Isolated RAM for each used which is not shared.

VPS Hosting: VPS has a given or an Isolated RAM for each user which is not shared.

Dedicated Server Hosting: Dedicated Server has a given or an Isolated RAM for each used which is not shared.

b. CPU:

Shared Hosting: CPU size is not given by most hosting companies since in shared hosting resources are shared all the all Users share a given CPU depending on CPU rating.

Cloud Hosting: Cloud Server sets a CPU size for each user, where as its not shared it is not isolated or completely yours or exposed.

VPS Hosting: VPS has a given CPU size for each VPS user not isolated completely.

Dedicated Server Hositng: All Dedicated Servers have a given and a completely Isolated CPU for each user.

c. Root Access:

Shared Hosting: No Root Access is granted for shared hosting users.

Cloud Hosting: Root Access in cloud hosting is standard.

VPS Hosting: VPS user has no root acces but do have some system and user priviledges.

Dedicated Server Hositng: All Dedicated Servers have complete, absolute and sudo access to their severs.

d. Mysql and Mysql Root On same Server:

Shared Hosting: In shared hosting mysql database(db) is on a shared mysql db server with no root access to it.

Cloud Hosting: In cloud hosting mysql db is on a shared mysql db server with no root access to it.

VPS Hosting: On a VPS mysql db is on a shared mysql db server with no root access to it.

Dedicated Server Hositng: All Dedicated Servers have mysql on their server and have absolut and sudo access to it.

e. Apache Support:

Apache is a web server software built for performance used for complex platforms like wordpress

Shared Hosting: Yes.

Cloud Hosting: Yes.

VPS Hosting: Yes.

Dedicated Server Hositng: Yes.

f. Nginx Support:

Nginx is a web server software built for speed mostly used for complex platforms like wordpress. it is more advance than Apache with its reverse proxy, caching, load balancing, media streaming and more features.

Shared Hosting: No.

Cloud Hosting: Yes.

VPS Hosting: Yes.

Dedicated Server Hositng: Yes.

g. Storage:

Shared Hosting: Resources in shared hosting is for everyone and everyone has full access to all the storage they can get. Some hosting companies set starter plans for set storage units.

Cloud Hosting: There is a set, given or amount of storage allowed.

VPS Hosting: There is a set, given or amount of storage allowed.

Dedicated Server Hositng: There is a set, given or amount of storage allowed.

 

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