You are just few steps away from your startup business and you want to reach out to the world and promote yourself, your product or the service, what is the first source that would strike your mind in this era of internet technology. Without any doubt, you will go for your personalized web page or a website that would contain all the information about your business, your personal profile, contact information, etcetera.
Now, the main step involved here is how to get your website across to the domestic or the international audience via the internet (or the World Wide Web i.e. www). This process which enables individuals and the organizations to make their website accessible to all via the World Wide Web is called Web Hosting. Now, there are different companies that provide the best web hosting (a type of Internet hosting service) to the individuals with personal websites or to the organizations with their official, corporate websites.
Depending upon the requirements of the client (i.e. the requirements of the website or a web page), there are different types of Web Hosting Services. Here is a small description about the most of them
Free: comes with limited service as compared to paid ones, are often sponsored by advertisements, are generally small personal websites with very less online traffic
Shared :when your website is placed on the same server with many other websites (ranging from hundreds to thousands) and your website shares the Servers space with them. Again, it is for small websites with not much viewers and less time on site.
Dedicated :the user gets his or her own Web server and gains full control over it (user has root access for Linux/administrator access for Windows). One should be clear of the fact that the user typically does not own the server.
Virtual Dedicated Server :divides server resources into virtual servers, where resources can be allocated in a way that does not directly reflect the underlying hardware.
Reseller web hosting: this allows the clients to become web hosts (are the companies that provide web hosting services, for example Hostmiles) themselves.
There are some more types of Web hosting services, the above mentioned 5 being the most important and most common of the all.