Choosing the right web host is a big decision. Without a host your website will not work, period. There will not be a place to store all of the necessary files need to display your website. Web hosting can be broken down into four main categories: shared hosting, dedicated hosting, managed hosting, and virtual private servers (VPS) hosting.
The most well recognized kind of hosting, shared hosting is what you will find when you go to major providers. This typically is used by a small business that has a single website or an individual looking to host their portfolio site. In shared hosting, your website is hosted on a server that is shared by other websites. Each user will get a shared amount of bandwidth and space.
A dedicated server is a server that has been reserved for use by a single website or by an organization. Having a dedicated server is like having your own computer. No one else is using your space or your resources – all the memory and power is for you alone. But you’re fully responsible for security and maintenance. In this form of hosting server, you don’t have to worry about other websites taking up your resources and slowing your website down.
Managed hosting is basically an extension of dedicated hosting, whereby the required hardware is owned by the hosting provider and is leased to a single client. It differs from other type of dedicated server, however, in the fact that the day-to-day management and maintenance of the servers is handled by the hosting provider rather than by the clients themselves
Virtual Private Servers Hosting
Virtual private servers hosting are actually more popular than dedicated hosting because these give you greater performance than shared hosting and they cost less compared to dedicated hosting.
With Virtual private server hosting, users share multiple physical resources such as CPU, RAM and disk space, but they’ll enjoy the freedoms of having a private server.