Web hosting server is a synonym for the platform which connects Internet to a kind of hard drive, where all details about the website is stored. It is interesting and easy. Of course! You can use your computer as a web host server, but somewhere down the line you have to take following precautions.
At the first place you must ensure and have the capacity of storing all the data on your computer. Moreover, it needs to be switched on for 24×7 and also must be connected to the high bandwidth internet connection. If that is feasible then you can use your computer for the web hosting. There are different kinds of web hosting and each of them has its own pros and cons.
This article will focus on the two prominent types of Hosting and their pros and cons
a. Dedicated Hosting
b. Shared hosting
Basics about Dedicated Hosting and Shared Hosting
Dedicated Hosting is a place where you find special dedicated servers. It is a commendable website to store and host website. The best part of this kind of hosting it allows you to customize the software and hardware. Besides this, they take repairing and management responsibilities which might become hassle with the physical servers. Yet dedicated hosting is a little costly and mainly used by industrialists and bigger websites. The dedicated hosting demands larger bandwidths and space so that one does not have to compromise with their data.
Shared Hosting is one of the most desirable web hosting these days. This kind of website shares the main space servers with other website depending upon the plan that you are using. However, you don’t have authority to customize server and also the bandwidth is irregular as compared to the dedicated hosting. The most lucrative thing about this website hosting is that it is highly affordable for small websites and blogs.
Lets us first talk about the shared hosting
• Shared IP Address: Shared IP address rewards with the greater response. But at the same time, if other website is into come illegal activities or blacklisted, then it is certainly going to hamper your reputation.
• Cost-effective: shared hosting is highly economical, thus for starters, it is an ideal option. Moreover, you don’t have to monitor and regulate your server, so you don’t have resources as well. However, many times, server is likely to get crashed as well, due to lack of proper monitoring.
Now lets see Benefits of Dedicated Hosting
• Faster Response: Dedicated web hosting caters to faster response, as it is dedicated to the single website. Thus, it helps in managing the website and the traffic. On the other hand, in order to maintain the website alone, the costs incurred to you will be greater. At the same time one has to invest more on the hardware and security and simultaneously manage the website.
• No Bandwidth Restriction: on the shared website hosting, you have limited bandwidth option, but on the dedicated web hosting there is no limit for the same.
So, this way both Dedicated Web Hosting and Shared Web Hosting both have benefits and drawbacks. One needs to choose right option as per his requirements and needs.