What are the different types of web hosting ?

Nowadays, hosting is one of the fundamentals of the Internet. Without this basic technology, we wouldn't have access to the internet and you wouldn't be reading this article right now. Any company that has or wants to create a website must understand the importance and the functioning of web hosting. In this article you will discover the different types of web hosting.

Free web hosting

As the name suggests, free hosting allows you to benefit from a partition of a server in order to store your data without paying a subscription. Nevertheless, one should not expect good performance, which exposes the owners of the site to some inconveniences such as slowness or unavailability of the site over more or less long intervals of time. KoDDoS Protection is a premium hosting service that will provide you with unparalleled mitigation of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and other malicious cyber activities. 

In general, free hosting still requires a quid pro quo: advertising. Hosting companies use various more or less intrusive methods to monetize this type of service through advertising. This is why we often see the untimely appearance of advertising windows or even the automatic sending of commercial emails.

Web hosting on a shared server (shared)

This type of hosting is paid, but economical since it consists of hosting a website on a server that already houses many sites. Sharing the same server, the sites run with minimal performance. Indeed, the resources are shared between the sites. In the past, traffic spikes on some sites slowed down others, but nowadays, hosting companies are able to balance the loads for more stability. This service is the best choice for low traffic sites, that is, with less than 20,000 visits per month.

Dedicated server hosting

The website is entitled to its own physical server, exclusively. This means that the client benefits from all the resources and features of the server. This allows to enjoy certain features such as backups and or automation of tasks. The configuration and administration of the server can be done by the host or by the company. Flexible, but more expensive, this type of service is intended for sites with significant traffic. A solution that is particularly suitable for large companies.