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Harendra Kumar Kanojiya
Harendra Kumar Kanojiya

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Website hosting - types, recommendation based on traffic, cost, pros and cons

Website hosting provides publish your web pages online over the internet it is something like a home for your website where all assets of your website live such as js, CSS, HTML, and images. There are many types of website hosting available according to the need of the user. In this article, I am going to cover most of them and try to figure out the requirements, pros, and cons of each.

Types of website hosting

  1. Shared hosting
  2. Virtual private server (VPS) Hosting
  3. Dedicated server hosting
  4. Cloud hosting
  5. Managed hosting

Shared hosting

It is the cheapest hosting available in the market, in this type of hosting single server is shared with many users. Shared website hosting is used for a small website or personal portfolio hosting. It is not providing full control on the server you have to ask support for any new requirement of software or update for an existing one such as node js version, PHP version upgrade.

Shared website hosting cost - Shared website hosting costs between $2 to $10 per month (depends upon your plan).

Virtual private server (VPS) Hosting

VPS website hosting provides a virtual server hosted on any virtual machine. It provides full control over your server which means if you have knowledge of servers and Linux then you can add or remove features in your server. VPS hosting is used for large-scale websites which have 1K to 10K visitors per day and it costs more than shared hosting.

VPS website hosting cost - It cost $20 to $100 per month

Dedicated server hosting

A dedicated server provides a dedicated server that is separated from any virtual machine which means you have full control of your server with improved performance. It is used for very large-scale websites which usually have daily visitors between 10K to 100K.

Dedicated server hosting cost - It starts from $100 and above

Cloud Hosting

Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage and computing power, without direct active management by the user. Large clouds often have functions distributed over multiple locations, each location being a data center. It is used for every type of website hosting there and tons of configurations are available to choose from according to your need.

Cloud hosting cost - Starts from $5 and above.

A list of major cloud service providers and free resources available.

Managed Hosting

A dedicated hosting service, dedicated server, or managed hosting service is a type of Internet hosting in which the client leases an entire server not shared with anyone else. It is used for large-scale projects and provides full control over servers.

Managed Hosting Cost - It costs from $200 to $1K

Website Hosting companies

  1. Hostinger – Most Affordable Hosting Plans Overall
  2. Bluehost – Best Web Host for Beginners
  3. DreamHost – Most Affordable Month-to-Month Plan
  4. HostGator – Best for Lean/Minimal Needs
  5. GreenGeeks – Best Eco-Friendly Hosting
  6. SiteGround – Best for Making Your WordPress Site Speedy & Secure
  7. A2 Hosting – Fast & Reliable Shared Hosting
  8. InMotion – Best VPS Hosting
  9. WP Engine – Best Managed WordPress Hosting
  10. Nexcess – Best for scaling and growth

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