Chapter 2: Essential Guide To Web Hosting

In the previous post “Chapter 1: Essential Guide To Web Hosting“, we have explained what is web hosting, who’s a hosting provider and why do you need hosting company? Now, if you think you can choose the best hosting services based on our last post, then you are wrong. Because, there are different types of hosting and variety of packages. When you view a provider’s website you will surely get confused. So, we will explain to you different types of hosting and their benefits so you can decide which one is best for you.


Types of Web Hosting

There are mainly three types of web hosting which are discussed below with their benefits.:

  • Shared
  • Dedicated
  • VPS

Shared Hosting:

Shared hosting means your website is sharing server with other websites. The resources of the server are allocated to different websites according to the package they have selected. This is commonly used by small businesses and individuals as it has very affordable rates. Shared hosting is really easy to start up and different Content Management Systems work smoothly with it. Your website can cater up to 30,000 visitors per month with shared hosting plan. Furthermore, most hosting providers offer unlimited bandwidth and data transfer.

Dedicated Hosting:

Dedicated hosting means you will get a whole server allocated only to your website. The biggest advantage of getting your own server is that you have all the server resources which provide ultimate performance. This is quite expensive as compared to shared hosting but if you want speed and dedicated IP then it’s the right choice. It’s pricing depends upon the resources of that specific server. There are two types of dedicated services: managed and unmanaged. In managed services, hosting provider takes care of the hardware, infrastructure and software of the server. On the other hand, in unmanaged services you need to take care of the software and the infrastructure is looked after by the provider. Dedicated servers can handle unlimited traffic and rapid spikes.

VPS Hosting:

Virtual Private Servers or VPS is dividing the physical server into number of virtual servers with each server having its own resources. This is cost-effective but really improves performance of your website. This is an ideal hosting solution for small to large website and it can handle well traffic spikes. VPS hosting is suitable for those persons who have sufficient technical knowledge like programmers or website designers.

So, after today’s post hopefully you are able to make a more informed decision. You can check our web hosting packages as HostBreak is the leading web hosting company in Pakistan. We offer flexible packages for shared, dedicated and VPS hosting. You can choose the best service and plan which fulfill your requirements. The next post will help you in choosing a domain so stay tuned!