Technology moves so quickly, often we find that what was new
yesterday is suddenly old news today and trying to keep up with the
technological advances with concerns to the web hosting industry can be
mind-boggling for the common individual.
Most people know that the domain name of their
website is like an address so that their website can be found on the
internet. It can be thought of very much like the address of a building.
Many people are unsure about how a domain name gets assigned to
a website. When a person contacts a company to launch a new website,
the owner of the new site will have the opportunity to select the domain
names. The website owner select the name of that they wish to use as
their name domain name, and as long as no other site is using that name,
then they can purchase the domain name and have it registered to their
Depending on the nature of your website, it might be very
easy to select a meaningful domain name or it could be very difficult.
You might need to make a slight variation on your first choice or you
might find that all of the realistic variations of the phrase are
already in use.
There can be three main categories in which the web host can be classified based on the economic factor and common features.
The users who are not professionals but are making website only as a
hobby then for them this can be a good opinion. In free hosting space,
bandwidth and other features provided are very limited. With free web
hosting one can not only make his/her website successful but it also
suitable for personal websites.
In this environment, your and other website owners shared one server.
This includes sharing the physical server and the software applications
within the server. Shared services are affordable because the cost to
operate the server is shared between you and these other owners. There
are, however, a number of down sides, such as being slower.
With dedicated web hosting, there is a web server devoted entirely to
your site. You may purchase your own server or pay for access to a
server owned by someone else. If you own your own server and have it
stored in someone else’s facility, you are using what is known as
colocation. In any type of dedicated hosting, because the server is
exclusively dedicated to your site, you will have full control over its
use and administration. This allows you to manage all aspects of your
This type is something of a cross between dedicated and shared hosting.
Virtual private server involves a dedicated server being shared by
multiple users. The users share the resources of the server, but the
server space is strictly divided into allocated percentages so that each
user’s percentage of the server is dedicated only to that user’s
website. This hosting arrangement gives a user some of the control of a
dedicated server without the large-scale investment in a server that may
have more space than necessary.