Shared Web Hosting Service
One's website is placed on the same server as many other sites, ranging from a few sites to hundreds of websites. Typically, all domains may share a common pool of server resources, such as RAM and the CPU. The features available with this type of service can be quite basic and not flexible in terms of software and updates. Resellers often sell shared web hosting and web companies often have reseller accounts to provide hosting for clients.
Advantage of Shared Hosting
Reseller Web Hosting
It allows clients to become web hosts themselves. Resellers could function, for individual domains, under any combination of these listed types of hosting, depending on who they are affiliated with as a reseller. Resellers' accounts may vary tremendously in size: they may have their own virtual dedicated server to a colocated server. Many resellers provide a nearly identical service to their provider's shared hosting plan and provide the technical support themselves.
Advantage of Reseller web hosting
- You can have more flexibility with your web hosting accounts
- You can save money
- You can earn more revenue at little cost to yourself
- You can focus on customer support and leave technical support to your web host
- Your web host, not you, absorbs server maintenance costs
Virtual Dedicated Server
It is also known as a Virtual Private Server (VPS), divides server resources into virtual servers, where resources can be allocated in a way that does not directly reflect the underlying hardware. VPS will often be allocated resources based on a one server to many VPSs relationship, however virtualisation may be done for a number of reasons, including the ability to move a VPS container between servers. The users may have root access to their own virtual space. Customers are sometimes responsible for patching and maintaining the server (unmanaged server) or the VPS provider may provide server admin tasks for the customer (managed server).
Advantage of Virtual Dedicated Server
- More stability and reliability for basic web hosting needs
- More control compared to shared hosting
- Easy scalability when needed
- Cost effective solutions for small websites
Dedicated Hosting Service
User gets his or her own Web server and gains full control over it (user has root access for Linux/administrator access for Windows); however, the user typically does not own the server. One type of dedicated hosting is self-managed or unmanaged. This is usually the least expensive for dedicated plans. The user has full administrative access to the server, which means the client is responsible for the security and maintenance of his own dedicated server.
Advantage of Dedicated Hosting Service
- Server resources are not shared
- Enhanced performance and security
- Unique IP address
- No overhead for purchasing or maintaining equipment