All Types of Hosting and Its Pros & Cons
What is Hosting?
Simply thought, Hosting is a repository of your data on the internet, mainly articles, images, videos, or data files created by you.
You can understand it simply like you have a clothing company, for example. Then you will need a warehouse to store clothes, shoes and many other things in that warehouse. Then when producing the models, or what items, you will go to the warehouse to get the appropriate fabrics to sew…
When you buy a hosting package, you rent a data warehouse on the internet to store all the files and data needed to make your website run.
A server is a physical computer that runs without interruption so that your website can be up and running at all times for everyone to access. Your Web Hosting provider is responsible for keeping the server up and running, resisting malicious attacks, and transferring content (text, images, files) from the server to the user’s browser when they search.
How Web Hosting Works
When you have a need to design a website, you are required to have 3 things that are domain name, hosting, and a set of source code like wordpress. Where domain name is an address for your customers to visit your website, like your home or business address for customers to come.
And hosting is a repository of data on the internet as analyzed above. And a set of source code, which is the tool to put the data you create on your hosting.
For example, when you write an article, design an image, or create certain data files that you want to put on hosting, you must go through a set of source code. The source code has many different types but here I want to mention 1 of them is wordpress.
The capacity of the hosting depends on your data more or less, if you have less data, just renting a small hosting package will be cheaper, but if the data is large, it will be more expensive to have a large package.
Types of web hosting
Most hosting providers offer many different types of hosting to meet the different needs of many customers.
The most common types of hosting include the following 5 types:
2. VPS Hosting
3. Cloud Hosting
5. Dedicated Server Hosting
Beginner-friendly (no technical knowledge required)
Server is preconfigured
Control panel is easy to use, user-friendly
The provider is responsible for the management and operation of the server
Less control over server configuration
A spike in traffic from other websites can slow down your site
VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting is a type of web hosting that also shares a server with other users, however, the difference compared to shared hosting is that your web host provider will divide partitions on your own server. That means a private space on a physical server set up, with your own memory and processor power just for you. VPS hosting is suitable for medium-sized businesses and rapidly growing websites.
Private server resources (without having to purchase a server)
Massive traffic from other websites does not affect the performance of your site
Root access to the server
Easy to upgrade
More expensive than shared hosting package
Need technical knowledge and server administration knowledge
Cloud hosting solution is the most reliable on the market, as it has absolutely no downtime. With cloud hosting, your provider has a set of servers. Files and resources are distributed across servers. When one of the cloud servers is overloaded or has any problems, your traffic will automatically be routed to and processed on the other server of that cluster server.
Almost no downtime
Server failure does not affect your site
Resources are distributed according to need
Payment depends on usage (you pay for what you use)
More flexible than VPS, in terms of scalability
Difficult to manage costs
No root privileges
WordPress hosting is another form of shared hosting, designed specifically for WordPress website owners. Your server is configured specifically for WordPress and the site comes with pre-installed plugins such as caching plugin and security plugin.
Because of the custom configuration, your site will load faster and run right away with no problems. WordPress hosting usually has many features related to WordPRess such as, custom-designed WordPress themes, drag-and-drop builder and unique tools.
In particular, the server is optimized to run WordPress, the installation and operation of WordPress will be much more efficient on a WordPress hosting.
Low cost (usually it will be the same price as shared hosting)
Easy to use for beginners
One click install WordPress
Good performance for WordPress site
Trained technical support team to handle WordPress related issues
Pre-installed WordPress plugins and themes
Recommended for WordPress sites (can be a problem if you host a variety of websites other than WordPress)
Dedicated server (or dedicated hosting) is a physical server of your own, all resources on that server are exclusively for you. Therefore, a dedicated server gives you full decision-making power on the server, completely flexible to use. You can configure the server to your liking, choose the operating system and software to use, and set up a dedicated hosting environment, specifically for your needs.
Full control over server configuration
Trustworthy (You do not share any resources with anyone)
Need technical knowledge and experience in server management
Above is all the knowledge about hosting that you need to know, if there is a need for website design, domain name or hosting, this article will be very useful for you.