Free web hosting service: is free, ad-supported
web hosting, and is sometimes limited when compared to paid hosting. Usually
you'll share an IP address with sometimes hundreds of other web sites.
this could be risky if you have a spammer on your server.
Shared web hosting service: one's Web site is placed on the same
server as many other sites, ranging from a few to hundreds. even thousands.
Typically, all domains may share a common pool of server resources, such
as RAM and the CPU and most importantly the IP address.
Reseller web hosting: allows clients to become web hosts themselves.
Resellers could function, for individual domains, under any combination
of these listed types of hosting, depending on who they are affiliated
with as a provider.
Virtual Dedicated Server: slicing up a server into virtual servers.
each user feels like they're on their own dedicated server, but they're
actually sharing a server with many other users.
Dedicated hosting service: the user gets his or her own Web server
and gains full control over it (root access for Linux/administrator access
for Windows); however, the user typically does not own the server.
Collocation web hosting service: similar to the dedicated web hosting
service, but the user owns the server; the hosting company provides physical
space that the server takes up and takes care of the server. This is the
most powerful and expensive type of the web hosting service. In most cases,
the collocation provider may provide little to no support directly for
their client's machine, providing only the electrical, Internet access,
and storage facilities for the server.
A DNS hosting service is a service that runs Domain Name System
servers. Most, but not all, domain name registrars include DNS hosting
service with registration. Free DNS hosting services also exist. Almost
all DNS hosting services are "shared;" except for the most popular
Internet sites, there is no need to dedicate a server to hosting DNS for
a single website. Many third-party DNS hosting services provide Dynamic
DNS. DNS hosting service is better when the provider has multiple servers
in various geographic locations that minimize latency for clients around
Clustered hosting technology is designed to eliminate the problems
inherent with typical shared hosting infrastructures. This technology
provides customers with a “clustered” handling of security,
load balancing, and necessary website resources. A clustered hosting platform
is data-driven, which means that no human interaction is needed to provision
a new account to the platform. Clustered hosting "virtualizes"
the resources beyond the limits of one physical server, and as a result,
a website is not limited to one server. They share the processing power
of many servers and their applications are distributed in real-time. This
means that they can purchase as much computing power as they want from
a virtually inexhaustible source, since even the largest customer never
consumes more than a fraction of a percent of the total server pool. Customer
account changes (to add new resources or change settings) are propagated
immediately to every server in the cluster.
E-mail hosting services An e-mail hosting service is an Internet
hosting service that runs e-mail servers. Usually they offer premium e-mail
at a cost as opposed to advertising supported free e-mail or free web
mail. E-mail hosting services thus differ from typical end-user e-mail
providers such as web mail sites. They cater mostly to demanding e-mail
users and Small and Mid Size (SMB) businesses that do not want to administer
their own e-mail server. E-mail hosting providers allow for premium e-mail
services along with custom configurations, large number of accounts and
use of own domain name.
Most e-mail hosting providers offer advanced premium e-mail
solutions hosted on dedicated custom e-mail platforms. The technology
and offering of different e-mail hosting providers can therefore vary
towards different needs. E-mail offered by most web hosting companies
is usually more basic standardized POP3 based e-mail and web mail based
on open source web mail applications like Horde or Squirrel mail. Mostly
all web hosting providers offer standard basic e-mail while not all e-mail
hosting providers offer web hosting
File hosting service: A file hosting service or
online file storage service is an Internet hosting service specifically
designed to host static content, typically large files that are not web
pages. Typically they allow web and FTP access. They can be optimized
for serving many users (as is implied by the term "hosting")
or be optimized for single-user storage
Image hosting service: An image hosting service allows individuals
to upload images to an Internet website. The image host will then store
the image onto its server, and show the individual different types of
code to allow others to view that image.
Video hosting service
A video hosting service allows individuals to upload video to an Internet
website. The video host will then store the video on its server, and show
the individual different types of code to allow others to view that video.
Because many users do not have personal web space, either as a paid service,
or through an ISP offering, Video Hosting services are becoming increasingly
popular as the demand for hosting services increases. Especially with
the explosion of the popularity of blogs, forums, and other interactive
The mass market for camera phones has increased the supply of consumer
generated video. Traditional methods of consumer video distribution, such
as making a DVD to show to friends at home, are unsuited to the low resolution
and high volume of camera phone clips. In contrast, current broadband
Internet connections are well suited for serving the quality of video
shot on mobile phones. Most consumers do not own web servers, and this
has created a demand for hosting consumer generated video content, which
the likes of YouTube are catering for - YouTube serve tens of millions
of clips daily.
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