Originally Posted by James360Smith
Looking for detailed information about web hosting and types of it. Thanks in advance for your valuable reply.
I think that I can answer your questions precisely.
Here is the list of the types of hosting and a short description for each.
This is a kind of Hosting in which many users share a single server. The problem with this kind is that your bandwidth may go down at times and also you do not have complete control of the configurations etc., This kind of hosting is suited for normal sites and it is cheap too.
This is just the inverse of Shared Hosting. In this kind of hosting a server is entirely hired to you. Though costly you will have complete control of the server and can make any configurations to it. This is best suited when you are highly bother about the security and responsiveness of your website.
This is a hybrid of both the shared and dedicated hosting. You get a shared account, but in this case the sharing doesn't happen at the disk level. Instead it is done as in a multi-user environment. You will be given a virtual server with an IP which you can configure and control.
This is the latest kind of hosting and there is a paradigm shift happening towards this. In Cloud hosting you can get all the benefits of a dedicated hosting but at the price of shared hosting. In cloud hosting you will be allocated a virtual machine, much like a dedicated server and you can do all sorts of configurations. You can even scale up or scale down based on your need and will be billed as per your usage. Along with you will have the advantages of high availability and reliability.
These are the four major categories of hosting.
Hope this answers your doubt. Be free to make any specific queries in this field