Hosting can be subdivided into different types: Free hosting: usually with limited options. Running scripts (eg PHP) and running your own domain name is often not possible unless you buy it. Disk space and bandwidth are usually also limited. Sometimes the hosting company adds advertising messages to each page. Shared hosting: here multiple (the number is different) websites are placed on the same server. This may make it possible for one website to slow down or even crash the other. This can occur if a heavy web shop runs on the machine. These are often removed on the advice of the share to a private VPS. Reseller hosting: intended for those who want to become a web host themselves.
Provides a high disk space and bandwidth that can be distributed over all sites that the user wants to place on it. Compare to shared hosting, but the customer has more freedom and can sell web hosting himself. Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting: allows one physical server to house multiple virtual servers. Each client then has administrator or root rights to configure the server and assign users rights. The customer can also use a VPS for applications other than websites. If a virtual server crashes, the other customers will not be bothered by it. Processor capacity and bandwidth to the hard disk are shared by the customers. Dedicated hosting: the customer actually gets his own server (machine). However, it has to adhere to data limits and hard disk space.
Managed hosting: the customer gets his or her own server (or part of it) but hands over the management and maintenance. Co-located hosting: the customer places his own server in the space of the co-location provider. It is required to place a "19" rack mountable "server of 1, 2 or 4U (Units) 1U = 1.73 inch high = 4.4 cm Here again, the customer has to take into account data limit, but hard discs can be placed to the desired amount or replaced with larger ones. Cloud hosting: a new form of hosting on clustered (interconnected) servers, resulting in a large scalability. The advantages are better availability, greater reliability and higher speed.