Hosting is the service responsible for a web and its content to upload on the Internet. Once a domain is registered (think that the registration of a domain is similar to the registration of a trademark), this domain does not serve much if you do not have a hosting associated to it, since it needs to be targeted to a hosting or server so that be functional. This way when someone enters your domain in the internet this recognizes in which server this and returns the content of its page. The main component of the hosting service is a server or group of servers which are connected to the Internet with a bandwidth connection that is usually symmetric and high capacity as well as high availability. In this server the contents of the client are uploaded which are accessible all over the world once the domain is pointed to the said server.
There are types of hosting:
• Shared hosting. This is the most used modality, since a multitude of clients are housed in the same server or group of clients which share the same resources. To get an idea is as if it were a hotel and each client reserves a room for their use, some reserve larger rooms or suites depending on their needs. The advantages of the main shared hosting are allows to host your web page at reduced costs, as well as a continuous motorization of the service by the technicians, its only disadvantage is that it does not allow to install applications other than those supported by default in the service, although normally coverage is provided for the vast majority of applications.
• Virtual server. The client has complete independence in software, only virtual limitation of hardware depending on what the client contracts, its main advantages are the following. The client has more allocated resources (disk space and monthly transfer). On the other hand the client can configure the server to measure and install new applications. The main disadvantage is that the client assumes the administration of the same and requires knowledge to perform such task, it is possible to hire specialized support in ProfessionalHosting so that our team assumes the management of these tasks either in a timely or permanent manner.
- Dedicated server. It is similar to the virtual server service only in this case the client has no hardware limit uses all the resources of the server exclusively.