Web hosting is a internet service which allows companies and simple users to store information, pictures, sounds, videos or any content accessible via the Web. Web hosting companies provide space on a server with high internet connection.

There are 9 types of hosting

  • webhostingFree web hosting service: is free, (sometimes) advertisement-supported web hosting, and is extremely limited when compared to paid hosting. (eg. www.geocities.com )
  • Shared web hosting service: one’s Web site is placed on the same server as several hundred other sites. These are somewhat restricted to what can be done.
  • Dedicated web hosting service: involves getting your own webserver with full control over it (root access for Linux/administrator access for Windows)
  • Colocation web hosting service: provides physical space that your server takes up and the hosting company takes care about bandwidth/data center.
  • Reseller web hosting: allows clients to become web hosts themselves.
  • File hosting service: is a kind of web hosting service optimized for hosting large files. (eg. www.rapidshare.de)
  • Clustered hosting
  • Image hosting service (eg. www.photobucket.com)
  • Blog hosting service(e.g www.blogger.com)

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