The different types of web hosting

The continuous operation of your website depends on its hosting on a server that is also connected to the Internet. There are mainly two types of hosting on the market: free hosting and paid hosting. This article tells you about them.

Free hosting

The main (and only) advantage of this type of hosting is that it is free. For someone trying to create a website or just wanting to do a small project, this is the right type of hosting. If you already have a web host and a server, you can read full article on how to install server resource packs.

However, nothing is really ever free. So, not only will you be harassed by advertisements; which is also a way for the provider to make money; but the performance is far inferior to that of paid hosting.

Moreover, the security is questionable, don't expect much from the customer support (if any), and most of the time, you will have to deal with the problems with the website by yourself. In summary, if you can, avoid free hosting and choose a good, inexpensive hosting provider.

Paid hosting

Paid web hosting has multiple advantages. First of all, you can choose the characteristics of the server yourself according to your needs, but also because you are 100% autonomous; you are not bound for life to your hosting provider. 

Moreover, by accepting a small monthly fee as the cost of a website, you can count on some key advantages: reliability, quality customer service, a unique brand image, room to grow your site and especially a good level of security.

Finally, apart from all these benefits, paid web hosting plans include a variety of useful features, such as social media sharing options, SEO features, e-commerce tools, automatic backups, website analytics and security upgrades.

It should be noted that there are different types of paid hosting available to anyone depending on their needs: shared, VPS and dedicated.