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What is web hosting?

Web hosting is a service that allows organizations and individuals to publish a website or web page on the Internet.

There are different types of web hosting services available to host your website. 

Before signing up for a web hosting service, it is important to know what type of service your website needs, what type of server you or your company needs, what your budget is, and what type of services the web hosting provider offers.


What is web hosting?

Among the hosting options available are:

▸ Website builders.
▸ Shared hosting.
▸ Dedicated hosting
▸ Shared hosting

Website builders
Website hosting is a type of hosting service that targets beginners who need to host a website, but lack the technical skills and knowledge to build one. 

These services typically offer you a browser-based online interface to create your website, plus hosting the site without any additional setup. is a website creation service.

Shared Hosting
In shared hosting, you and other website owners share a server. This involves sharing the physical server and the software applications within the server. 

These shared hosting services are affordable because the cost of running the server is shared between you and the other owners. However, they do have some drawbacks, such as being slower.

Dedicated hosting
With dedicated hosting, you have the entire Web server to yourself. This allows you faster performance, as you have all the server resources at your disposal in their entirety, without sharing them with other website owners. 

However, this also means that you will be solely responsible for the cost of running the server. It is a good option for websites that require a lot of system resources, or that need a higher level of security.

Shared hosting
With this type of hosting, you purchase your own server and host it on the premises of a web hosting provider. The server is at your own expense. 

One of the advantages of this type of hosting service is that you have full control of the web server. You can install any script or application you need.