Web Hosting

Web Hosting is publishing your website on world wide web, through the internet users can view your site from any where in the world. Web hosting services work by storing your website files in high-powered computers (Web Servers) connected to a very fast network. When someone types in your web address (such as www.posmab.com), the Internet connects to the web server holding your website files and then transfers your website information back to their computer. From there they can surf and view the pages of your website.

As technology has progressed different types of web hosting have appeared to meet the different needs of websites and customers:

  • Shared Web Hosting
  • Cloud Hosting
  • Dedicated Hosting

Shared Web Hosting

Shared web hosting is the most common type of web hosting, and is also the easiest to start out on. Shared hosting is a service where one server is shared between many customers. You share the server resources with your neighbours – if one site becomes really busy it may affect (and slow down) all other sites on that server.

Cloud Hosting

Cloud hosting is essentially a meeting place half way between shared hosting and dedicated hosting, yet has some pretty cool advantages as well. Cloud servers still share the physical server hardware with other cloud servers, but special virtualization technology partitions, or splits-up, the physical hardware so that each cloud server has its own dedicated resources and can be configured almost like a fully dedicated server.

Dedicated Hosting

Dedicated server hosting is the meat of hosting. Just like it sounds, you get your own server and all its resources, dedicated to you for your use and no one else. It’s the difference between living in an apartment building and sharing that building with others, compared to living in your own mansion.

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