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What is a hosting and what types there are

What is hosting?

Hosting is the service that offers web page owners a space to store all the files, images, videos or any other type of information that make up their website.

Web servers are used to store all these files that make up a website. Depending on your needs, you can hire a space on a server, which will be shared with other websites, or a server just to host your website.

Although anyone could set up their own web server at home with a computer, it would involve a very high cost and risk that is not worth running.

There are lots of companies that offer hosting for a very competitive price and also have a number of features and tools very useful. The choice of one or another must be made according to the needs of each.

Although when you first come across the need to hire a hosting for your first web, it never hurts to get a little help from someone with experience.

Therefore, at the bottom of this page I have included two articles with my recommendation of two hostings that are the best of the best in terms of quality – price.

Types of hosting

I’ll show you the most common and those used by the vast majority of web page owners.

Shared Hosting

In this type of hosting, your website is hosted on a server along with other websites. The server resources are shared by all (memory, hard disks, etc.), although each one has its own space that cannot be invaded by the rest of webs that are in the server.

This option is the most used and recommended for the vast majority of websites. It is perfectly suitable for a personal website or blog, for a corporate website, for a small or medium online store…

In addition, you don’t need much knowledge of administration, because most of them have a control panel with which you can easily manage various aspects of your account.

If your project is not going to be especially big or complex, a shared hosting is the option you should consider in the first place.

The prices of the plans vary depending on the features they offer, but you can hire one with everything you need for less than 100€ per year.

VPS Hosting

The acronym VPS stands for Virtual Private Server.

This modality is more advanced than shared hosting, and consists of virtually dividing a server, so that each of the parts acts as if it were an independent server.

To contract this type of hosting requires advanced knowledge of server administration, since the user can and has to manage all resources at will.

It is a good option if your project is demanding and needs more resources than a shared hosting plan could provide. But as expected, the price is also higher.

Dedicated server

The name already gives a clue as to what this type of hosting is all about. It is a server dedicated exclusively. A complete machine just for you, where only your projects and nobody else’s will be hosted.

It is the most solution, and is intended for projects with high demands that need to use all the resources of a server.

As with VPS hosting, this type of hosting also requires knowledge of server administration, since you will be responsible for managing all its resources.