If you have already decided to embark on your journey into the wide world of the internet, it is time to start looking for your own space to host your website.
Web hosting is nothing more than storing the content of your website on a server. Let's be more specific, what does this server host? Well, all the information, files and data that is needed so that your website can work properly. This is a similar situation to when we try to get a content or file on our computer, that content must be stored somewhere on the hard drive, the same thing happens with the content of the web, it must be stored somewhere to keep it available and transfer the data every time a person consults your website, that place is a server.
A server is a piece of hardware, a physical computer, that works uninterruptedly so that your website can be available whenever it is consulted. Your hosting provider will be in charge of the maintenance of that server.
To give a basic explanation, the process in general resembles something like renting a place. Yes, just as you read it, when you contact and hire the services of a hosting provider you are acquiring your own space on the web, for which you must pay a monthly or annual rent, as agreed with the provider. The hosting provider's function is to store all your files, media and databases in its server, so, every time a user enters your domain name in the browser's address bar, that server will transfer all the necessary files to show your site to the person who requested it.
An important aspect to keep in mind is that there are different types of web hosting, usually hosting providers offer this variety so that they can meet the needs of the customers, whether they want a simple website like a blog or something more developed like an online store. Here we show you a description of the main types of Web Hosting to expand your knowledge and give you a better idea when choosing.
In the first place, we find the Shared Hosting, this is the most used type of web hosting and, as its name suggests, in this case the server is shared with other customers, which means that several websites are stored on the same server. Being hosted on the same server these websites share all resources such as RAM, CPU and other tools. The Shared Hosting are usually of lower cost, and are perfectly capable of meeting all the needs of small web pages. A disadvantage of this type of hosting is that the traffic of one of the websites can affect the others, for example, increased traffic on other websites can slow down yours.
Secondly, we have the VPS Hosting or Virtual Private Server, in this case different websites also share a physical server, but with the radical difference that the resources are not shared, your hosting provider assigns you a completely separate partition on the server, with its own resources allocated and guaranteed, which means you will have your own server space and a reserved amount of resources and memory. The advantage of VPS is that traffic increases on other websites do not affect the performance of your site at all, since you have your own space, resources and RAM allocated, however, it is important to consider that this is more expensive than other types of web hosting and it requires a little more technical knowledge.
Next we find the Cloud Hosting, this is a structure made up of multiple servers that work together and connected to the same network creating the "cloud", in this case your files and resources are replicated on each server, this type of web hosting is excellent if you have a website with high demand or with frequent variations in traffic. One of its advantages is that server failures do not affect your website, because when one of the servers in the cloud is busy or encounters a problem, your traffic is automatically routed to another server, besides this resources are allocated according to demand and you only pay for what you use, which can be beneficial but also makes it difficult to estimate costs.
Continuing with the list, we have the WordPress Hosting, this is a variation of shared hosting, where the server is configured specifically for WordPress and the website comes with certain plugins and pre-installed tools to optimize performance, Among its advantages we have its low cost, besides it does not require an advanced technical knowledge and given its enhanced configuration the website loads much faster and runs with fewer problems.
Finally, we get to the Dedicated Hosting Server, a type of Web Hosting in which you have your own physical server dedicated exclusively to your site. Dedicated hosting gives you incredible access and control over the management of your website, since you can configure the server as you wish, adapting it to your own needs and requirements. Although renting a dedicated server is a powerful tool, it is also the most expensive of all, usually recommended for large firms, online businesses that deal with heavy traffic.
In Quint Advertising we have a variety of services for our users, offering a complete assistance and monitoring in the development and publication of your website. In addition to developers we are domain brokers and we manage your hosting, ensuring the quality and reliability of the processes. Ready to venture into the web? Contact us! We will answer all your questions, concerns and requirements so you can achieve a successful online presence and enjoy the incredible benefits that this entails.
"An important aspect to keep in mind is that there are different types of web hosting, usually hosting providers offer this variety so that they can meet the needs of the customers, whether they want a simple website like a blog or something more developed like an online store".