Features and Types of Web Hosting

Web hosting is a service of providing online space for storage of website. Web hosting is a service that allows organizations and individuals to post a website or web page onto the Internet. There are many web hosting services available every time to host your web site.

FREE HOSTING:- Free hosting is done when admin wants to build up a non-critical web page for a fun. The main merits of this hosting are that it is non-paid. You don’t have need to pay any cost .The drawback of the free hosting is like the connection speed is slow, website can be down frequently. Free hosting is the best option for the smaller or personal websites.

With the service of free hosting you have to agree with condition that a service provider who provides a free space on their web server you have to run that service provider advertisement on your web page. If a admin are satisfy with that term then cost is required for a space to your site.

There are some websites who give you a free space to build your web pages like: www.myspace.com, www.lycos.com, www.geocities.com, etc.



SHARED HOSTING:- In shared hosting you and other website admin shared one server. A shared hosting can host your website with a powerful server along with other website. The shared hosting services are affordable for any website owner because the cost to operate the server is shared between you and other website. That is why number of the down side is being slower. The advantages of this hosting are the shared cost. You can pay as little as $5 to $10 for the period of one month for sharing a super server with probably hundreds of other sites.

On a shared host you will have your own ID and PASSWORD to be login to he shared host and allowed you to work on your work area.

The demerit of shared hosting is that your site may be lessly access by the user if other site have more popular than yours, thus it adversely affect the performance of your site.

The merit of shared hosting is that if your site is one of the popular on the server than you getting a more powerful server in the very low price. The logger would not be able to touch any file or directory belonging to other host partner. Even you will don’t know that how many sites are hosted on your shared host.



  •  Web hosting provides either the single page hosting or there are other hosting methods that can be used for the premium sites.
  • The web hosting provides database support and provides the use of the on-growing language.
  • It provides the platform for application development that can use the languages from PHP to Ruby, etc.
  • The web hosting platform allows the users to write and install the scripts that can allow them to use a particular feature of that platform.
  • Layers such as SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or TLS (Transport layer security) used to provide more options of security for the websites.


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