Internet Web Hosting
Internet web hosting is same as web hosting, as it's all done via means of Internet they use the term Internet web site hosting. An Internet hosting company is the company, which provides Internet web site hosting services. Internet web page hosting is categorized in to different categories, which would be discussed later.
There are both type of hosting services present expensive and cheap Internet hosting. Cheap Internet website hosting makes a web site hosted at a cheaper rate with low features and low quality. So, when you finally understand what web hosting is, next will be the time to find out more about the different types of web hosting available. You have shared hosting, dedicated hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, and collocation hosting.
Shared hosting means that a web server has its resources shared by many other websites. Or you can put it as, in a house, there are many tenants. Usually small or normal e-commerce businesses will choose this type of hosting. Websites with high traffic might not be able to choose this type of hosting due to insufficient web space.
Dedicated hosting refers to hosting in which you rent a server from your web-hosting provider and will be placed at your web hosting provider's data center. They will provide software installation and connection to Internet. This will indicates that the website owner has control over the server as they don't share it with other websites. In short, dedicated hosting is where only 1 user hosted on the server machine and has a full privilege over the server to manage it by himself or herself. The server machine will be still belongs to the web hosting provider.
Well, this hosting has the features which are almost the same as dedicated hosting EXCEPT that you provide your own server and web hosting provider just help you to plug it into their data center. You need to install own software and hardwires. Everything is DIY.
Reseller Hosting is a hosting where the account owner has the privilege to allocate the web space and bandwidth access and resell them to his clients. This shows that reseller hosts act like a middleman and is usually not responsible for any software or hardware installation. They only buy web space and resell to clients.
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. It is almost the same as dedicated server. Hence, it's sometimes called Virtual Dedicated Server. Generally, it means that the account owner has the feeling as though his owns a dedicated server. In real sense, it's actually separating a physical server into several independent hosting spaces or VPS, each isolated from the other. This will allow you to create and manage multiple sites and domains and take full control of your VPS with root/administrator access, which allows you to access the virtual hard disk, RAM, and to reboot your private server independently from other VPS.
After we are done with the different types of hosting, there is something else which I want to touch on. It is none other than the "domain name". So, ever wonder what is domain name? Wow, sounds technical? Not really actually. Don't be scared. Last time, when I saw the words domain name, it freaked me out too. Now, when I got used to it, it's not that nerve-wracking after all. So, domain name is just the normal web address or URL (Uniform Resource Locator) you type in the "address" area when you open a browser. Examples of domain name are "exabytes.com". You know? Just the normal web address. Well, since it's a web address, it's a unique name. Hence, there will be no other same domain name. In fact, domain name is actually corresponding with numeric IP address. So, every domain name will have its numeric IP address. For example, the IP address for exabytes.com is 126.96.36.199.
This is also known as Internet domain hosting provided by hosting Internet provider service.