Different Types of Web Hosting [2018 Content]

Different Types of Web Hosting

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A lot of people end up choosing the wrong hosting plan while they are heading off to starting a new website. For instance, choosing a shared hosting plan for starting an eCommerce website is probably the most horrific thing one can ever do with one’s website as eventually, it will get one totally frustrated as the website turns out to be extremely poor in terms of page loading.

The basic understanding of the hosting is a must and will be pretty useful when it comes to choosing a hosting plan for your website. Understanding the various types of hosting is actually not that very difficult and in this post, we will describe the Different Types of Web Hosting in the simplest way that you can possibly think off.

The Four Different Types of Hosting

Hosting can be divided into four different categories based on the server-technology involved and its management. However, the choice of hosting has to do a lot with the category or the purpose of a website.

VPS Hosting happens to be the most popular hosting type among the people with a bit of understanding of the hosting types. The popularity of cloud hosting has increased over the years as well considering the fact that it provides high scalability of resources and a whole of stunning web security features.

 

  • Shared Hosting

Shared Hosting is the cheapest of all the Hosting plans which is why a lot of people especially the newbies choose it without a second thought when starting a new website. However, it’s important to understand the reason as to why it is the cheapest hosting type. A shared hosting technically is a large number of websites hosted on the same server.  

This type of hosting is certainly not the appropriate one for running an online business related website as it can be down anytime and things are usually pretty unpredictable with shared hosting. The performance of one site can affect that of the other. However, it can be used for blogging or informative websites that don’t need 99.99% uptime.

  • VPS Hosting

Technically, VPS Hosting or Virtual Private Server Hosting is sharing the hosting space too but things are a lot better in Virtual Hosting than in Shared Hosting. This is the reason why most often, people go with VPS Hosting irrespective of the website category.

In a VPS Hosting, every website gets an equal share of the server with the maximum configuration of RAM and CPU Cores which in turn helps in maintaining comparatively a much stable condition for websites. Most importantly, in a VPS Hosting, the performance of one website is not affected by the performance of another website unlike in Shared Hosting.

  • Dedicated Server Hosting

Dedicated hosting is basically hosting a single website on the server. This is actually much appropriate for websites with high traffic. Besides, it gives the user complete freedom to run a whole lot of applications as well as multiple websites without the slightest decline in the server’s performance due to overload.

Dedicated Server Hosting is further divided into two categories; the managed hosting and the unmanaged hosting. With managed hosting, one can have accentuated security levels with DDOS protection, malware removal and more. However, unmanaged hosting doesn’t offer these features.

  • Cloud Hosting

A cloud hosting is pretty much like a VPS Hosting. However, a cloud hosting uses resources from multiple servers in a network and this makes it pretty powerful. The hosting type is increasingly getting popular these days.

Also, the resources are highly scalable unlike in the traditional VPS Hosting wherein resources can be scaled only to a limited extent. This actually provides the user with a lot of freedom and a user can scale up one’s resources depending on the website’s performance as well as increasing requirement.

On top of that, it offers excellent web security features such as protection against DDoS attacks, Data backups and Malware scanning.

Conclusion

You don’t need to hustle up while starting a website as ending up with a wrong hosting will cost you both money and time. The best thing you can do is try to comprehend each of the hosting types really well and then, take your time to decide as to which type fits your purpose most appropriately.

Server Technology, Server Management and additional services are the 3 most important factors to consider whenever you are up to choosing a hosting for your website. We hope that you found our post really informative and we have been able to help you fully comprehend the Different Types of Web Hosting.

Internet Facts and Statistics 2018

Internet Facts and Statistics

Things are changing pretty fast in the world of the internet in all aspects. Some of these aspects are marketing strategies, kind of content that would be effective for the readers, people’s interaction with their mobile devices, convenient ways to online purchasing, the ways that people choose to search for information and more.

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Here are some of the important internet facts and statistics that would help you understand the current internet world better.

  1. The Internet is huge: The world of internet is consistently growing bigger. It is pretty massive by presently with 3,812,564,450 internet users until January 1, 2018. This is a clear indication of its effectiveness among the people of various spheres of life. As a matter of fact, the number of new users of the internet over the past 12 months is a quarter of a billion.
  2. USA Vs China: Despite the fact that China has a population of 1,379,302,771 which is much higher than the USA has, the number of internet users in the USA is almost double than that in China.
  3. Huge Rise in Users: Unlike in 1995 wherein less than 1% of the world’s population actually had an internet connection, the percent of total internet users of the world has gone up to 40% by 2018.
  4. Google Search Queries: The number of search queries processed by Google per day worldwide now has elevated to over 6,586,013,574. Interestingly, it even includes search queries, somewhere around 15% that have never been actually searched for on Google.
  5. Devices used by Internet Users: The internet has experienced a steady increase in the number of mobile users over the years. In fact, the number of mobile internet users is higher than the number of internet users that uses desktop PC. According to an analysis in 2017, the percent of the mobile internet users back then was 58.9% and the expected growth in 2018 is anticipated to be 61.2%.
  6. Browser-Dominance: Google Chrome happens to be the most popular browser with 75.7% dominance while the dominance of other browsers is as follows: – Internet Explorer: 4.6%, Mozilla Firefox: 13.6%, Opera: 1.1% and Safari: 3.7%.
  7. High Penetration Rates: Interestingly, places like the Falkland Islands and Iceland, with a population of 2,983 and 317,351 respectively have the highest worldwide penetration rates of 96.9% and 96.5 respectively.
  8. TLD with the highest Registration: The Top Level Domain with the highest number of registrations in Q4 2017 happens to be the .COM. There are several advantages of choosing this TLD which is why a lot of people prefer using this TLD.
  9. Register Domain Names: According to the records of Q4 2017, the number of domain names registered across all Top Level Domains was 332.4 million back then.
  10. Consumers and Blogs: It has been found that almost 81% consumers including 61% of U.S. online consumers rely upon the information found on blogs and they trust the information on blogs to such an extent that they even made several purchases based on the recommendations on blogs.
  11. Asian Users: Despite the fact that there’s a drop in the percentage from 50.1% to 49.7%, Asia continues to have the largest number of internet users in the world while in the runners-up, Europe has 17.0%, Latin America/ Caribbean has 10.4% and Africa has 10%.
  12. Number of Websites: The number of websites on the internet as of January 2018 has reached 1.3 Billion. The first ever website on the internet happens to be info.cern.ch which was published back on August 6, 1991. WordPress is getting an big market share of 32% in recent years.
  13. North America Users: Surprisingly, North America constitutes a very small part of 8.2% of the total internet users of the world. However, it has the highest penetration rate of 88.1%.
  14. SERPs – It has been found that almost 75% of the people don’t really care to scroll past the first page of the search engine result page. Also, 80% of the people don’t really care to check the Google ads.
  15. Country Code TLD – There has been an increase of 408, 242 in the country code TLD registrations over the past one year with .tk, .cn, .de, and .ru in the highest ranking.
  16. Highest Selling Domain Name – The highest selling domain name ever that had been sold for a massive amount of $872 is Cars.com.
  17. Websites that rule: Websites such as Google, Facebook, YouTube and Live continue to rule the domain world and with stunning popularity among all the age groups of users.