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A- Free Web Hosting:

A free web hosting service is a web hosting service that is free, usually advertisement-supported.
Free web hosts will usually provide a subdomain (yoursite.example.com) or a directory (www.example.com/~yourname). In contrast, paid web hosts will usually provide a second-level domain along with the hosting (www.yourname.com).

Free hosting may have the following limitations:

• Limitation on the size of each hosted file.
• Very small bandwidth per month compared to paid hosting.
• Disabling on hot linking of files.
• File type restrictions (for example MP3, MPEG, ZIP etc.) .
• Compulsory placement of the Webhosts' Banner or Popup ads into all web pages.
• No provided uptime guarantee.


B- Shared web hosting service:

A shared web hosting service or virtual hosting service or derive host refers to a web hosting service where many websites reside on one web server connected to the Internet. Each site "sits" on its own partition, or section/ place on the server to keep it separate from other sites. This is generally the most economical option for hosting as many people share the overall cost of server maintenance.

Shared web hosting Features:

• No Limitation on the size of each hosted file.
• Hot linking of files.
• No file type restrictions.
• Uptime guarantee.


C- Reseller web hosting:

Reseller hosting is a form of web hosting wherein the account owner has the ability to use his/ her allotted hard drive space and bandwidth to host websites on behalf of third parties. The reseller purchases the host's services wholesale and then sells them to his customers for a profit.

The certain portion of hard drive and bandwidth is allocated to reseller account. In order to achieve this the reseller may rent a dedicated server from a hosting company or resell shared hosting services.

The typical web hosting reseller might be a web design firm, web developer or systems integrator who offers web hosting as an add-on service. Reseller hosting is also an inexpensive way for web hosting entrepreneurs to start a company.

Most reseller hosting plans allow resellers to create their own service plans and choose their own pricing structure. In many cases, resellers are able to establish their own branding via customized control panels and name servers.

Resellers can set up and manage customer accounts via a web interface, usually point and click "Control Panels."


D- Virtual private server:

A virtual private server (VPS, also referred to as Virtual Dedicated Server or VDS) is a method of partitioning a physical server computer into multiple servers such that each has the appearance and capabilities of running on its own dedicated machine. Each virtual server can run its own full-fledged operating system, and each server can be independently rebooted.


The practice of partitioning a single server so that it appears as multiple servers has long been common practice in mainframe computers.

What are the Types of web hosting?
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Updated on Tuesday // 06.March.2012