Different types of web hosting options
Recently, I’ve been getting bombarded with the question: “What is the difference between different types of Web Hosting?”
Okay, let’s get down to brass tacks. “What does hosting mean?” Basically, your host is the company that owns the server where your data is stored. (All of your site’s code/images/text)
After that the term “Hosting” divides into four sub-categories: VPS, Shared, Dedicated, and Cloud.
Shared – It means that you share a server with different users, it might even go up to 1000+ users per server. It’s the budget option, but remember, cheap isn’t always the best option.
VPS – Virtual Private Server. It’s probably the most popular service to upgrade to. VPS can get a lot more expensive, but even the lowest tier will be a lot better than any shared hosting solutions.
Cloud – It’s essentially the same as VPS hosting. Cloud hosting allows you to use the resources of multiple servers in a network. It can be scaled a lot further than a traditional VPS.
Dedicated – You’re the master of your own server. The downside here is that you actually need to know quite a bit more about computers and server technology. Without sufficient knowledge, you need to hire a server admin (that will cost you additionally).
Here’s an infographic that would probably make more sense: