Types of hosting and their advantages and disadvantages

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Today, everyone knows about hosting or heard that there are many different types of hosting and web services. They all are designed for specific requirements, needs, tasks, and goals. Thousands of articles have already been written on this topic, with theoretical and practical advice, requirements, capabilities, and technical details. And it takes a lot of time and effort to make the right decision about what type of hosting you need. As a rule, comparing different types of web hosting takes a significant amount of time. We want to save you time, so let us look into this question in more detail.

What is hosting?

Hosting is a service that provides computing power and disk space to a customer with Internet access. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. We are curious, so we need additional characteristics. For example, we want to store our data somewhere (backups, documents, photos), have a personal remote server or website that works 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Then we want to optimize what we have, so we have to use shared resources or clouds. If you are concerned about security, you need a separate or dedicated server. Besides, special services that are appropriate for our activities would be useful.

As a result, we can distinguish the following types of web hosting services:

  • Full-featured hosting is hosting that provides renting a part of a web server by a client.
  • Web hosting allows any client to make their site available on the Internet (publish the site on the Internet).
  • Specialized web hosting is a service that provides some resources with special features on a specific platform.
  • Hosting with a specific content format, for example, videos, music, images, documents.
  • Other types of hosting.
Types of full-featured hosting

Colocation-hosting (hosting center, hosting based on a single server) is when you host your own real server in a special data center. You pay only for a rental of space and get full control over the server: hardware, operating system, software.

Dedicated hosting – you rent an entire physical server in a special data center without sharing it with anyone. You pay a server rent, you can not replace the equipment on your own, but you have full access and can choose an operating system on the server.

Virtual Dedicated Server, VDS, or Virtual Private Server (VPS hosting) – you get a virtual server, pay rent for a virtual center. You have a username and password (for example Windows - Administrator; Linux, FreeBSD-root).

Cloud Hosting – you get reliable and scalable hosting based on cluster servers with a distributed load. You have almost unlimited options to choose from. In any cloud service, there are many options that meet your requirements.

Service models:

  • Software as a Service (SaaS): CRM, email, virtual desktop, communication, games.
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS): runtime, databases, web server, development tools.
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): virtual machines, servers, storage, load balancing.

Deployment models:

  • Private cloud.
  • Public cloud.
  • Hybrid cloud.
  • Others (public cloud).

We offer you a VPS server service in the cloud with data hosting in Europe and virtual servers of a balanced configuration at a good price in Ukraine.

Types of web hosting

If you want to put your website on the Internet, you need a web hosting service. Web hosting stores all the pages of your site and makes them available to users whose computers are connected to the Internet. There are many types of web hosting, like the following:

Free hosting – you get a place for a site with a limited set of services, which is very often supported by advertisers. This type of hosting is most suitable for small sites created for fun. As a rule, if you need more services, you will have to buy them from this "free hosting". If you are not interested in the operation of sites and do not want to watch annoying advertising on your resource – this is not your choice.

Shared hosting – this type is suitable for a small site that does not require significant computing power and speed. But you must understand that you share resources with other users of the server.

Cluster hosting – a more professional choice compared to free and shared hosting, but it requires special knowledge and fulfillment of certain obligations.

Reseller hosting – a good option if you want to make money by selling hosting or providing and maintaining websites under one control panel. If you are a web specialist, then this is a good choice.

We offer several web hosting options, from which you can choose the most suitable for you.

Specialized web hosting

If you have a lot of bright ideas and thoughts that you want to share, an extraordinary opinion or point of view, pay attention to these types of web hosting.

  • Blog (comments).
  • Guild-hosting.
  • Wiki hosting.
  • Application hosting.
  • Social network.
Hosting depending on a content type

You can choose one of these types if you have a large variety of materials, you need to store certain types of files, share data, and back up information.

Other types of hosting

These types are more suitable for professionals who are well versed in this topic:

We tried to cover all types of hosting, but we understand that it is quite challenging to choose the most suitable one from so many options, even if you are a real professional. In any case, it is always better to consult with people who specialize in this sphere. We will be happy to share our experience, answer questions concerning the choice of hosting, and help you make the right choice. Read the reviews and write to us at sales@tucha.ua or call +380 44 583-5-583. We will be happy to solve your tasks!

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