What are the 3 types of web hosting?

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asked Jul 10, 2023 in Web Hosting by ioticIcarus (320 points)
What are the 3 types of web hosting?

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answered Jul 10, 2023 by Adf289 (58,560 points)
The 3 types of web hosting are shared web hosting, VPS web hosting and dedicated web hosting.

There's also cloud web hosting and reseller web hosting.

The difference between web hosting and domain is the domain is the name such as name.com that connects your website with the users.

The hosting is a web server that hosts your website files and database.

When someone types in name.com or your domain then they access your website that is hosted on the web server.

The requirements to host a website are a server and a domain name.

The server would be web hosting where you upload your files including your database for the website on the server and the domain is the name such as name.com that connects the website visitors with your website.

When someone enters name.com they go to the website and connect with the server.

Shared hosting is good for small websites starting out and then VPS or cloud hosting is better for larger websites with lots of visitors.

Web hosting means a server that hosts your website so that it is visible to the world and accessible to the world.

A web hosting service or web hosting company rents you space on a web server such as with shared hosting, cloud hosting VPS hosting or in the case of dedicated hosting you rent the entire web server which is where your website files and website database reside.

When someone enters your domain name the DNS looks up the server IP address and connects the end user with your website.

You do need hosting for your website if you want your website to be visible to the world and for people around the world to access the website.

Web Hosting allows people all around the world to connect to and visit your website 24/7 as the hosting server stays online 24/7.

Without a web hosting service your website will not be visible.

You also need a domain name for your website so that the visitors can access your website through your domain name.

The cost to host a website depends on the size of your website and how much resources your website needs.

Smaller websites cost around $5.00 per month to $10.00 per month to host and larger sites can cost around $20.00 to $40.00 per month and sometimes $100.00 per month or more for very large websites with lots of visitors.

Shared hosting or VPS hosting works for smaller websites and then larger websites required dedicated servers or cloud hosting to host it without downtime.

GoDaddy is a hosting site as well as a domain registrar.

GoDaddy is most well known for their domain registrations although GoDaddy also offers web hosting services such as WordPress Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, shared hosting, WooCommerce Hosting and reseller hosting.

Hosting at GoDadddy starts as low as $4.99 per month.

GoDaddy does not offer free hosting although GoDaddy does offer a free domain name for new GoDaddy accounts.

The GoDaddy free domain is free for the first term although after that you have to pay to keep the domain with GoDaddy.

If you sign up for a 3 year hosting plan with Godaddy then the free domain remains free for up to 3 years until the renewal.

GoDaddy is free to use to build a website.

Although after 30 days you will need to pay for one of GoDaddy's paid plans to access your website after the 30 days have passed.

The GoDaddy paid plans start at $9.99 per month for the Basic GoDaddy plan and up to $24.99 per month for the higher plans and if you are building and hosting an e-commerce website.

Other web hosting companies usually have a website builder as well and you can change hosts pretty easily without any downtime.

Even web hosting companies other than GoDaddy can help you move your website to them as a web host for free.

With a free website plan, you'll be able to set up your online store and start taking payments in minutes with GoDaddy Payments.

For a full-featured online store with advanced payment options, various shipping methods and increased functionality, you'll need to upgrade to the Ecommerce plan.

There are no setup fees with GoDaddy Payments and no long-term contracts.

Just pay a low fee of 2.3% + 0¢ per transaction for in-person, 2.3% + 30¢ per transaction for ecommerce, and Pay Link payments, and 3.3% + 0¢ for keyed-in transactions with no monthly minimums or any kind of hidden costs.

Some ways you can host a website for free include.

InfinityFree. InfinityFree is a free web hosting service that boasts a 99.9% uptime guarantee.
Wix.
000WebHost.
ByetHost.
HyperPHP.
Google Cloud Hosting.
AwardSpace.
Freehostia.

However for the best hosting performance and to ensure you have a website that is taken more seriously it's best to use paid hosting which can be cheap.

Some good cheap web hosting companies are.

Hawkost.com
Vpsdime.com
Hostinger.com
Dreamhost.com
BlueHost.com
Hostgator.com
ipage.com
Siteground.com
A2hosting.com
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