What Types Of Web Hosting Are Available?

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Web hosts generally provide two types of web hosting – shared or dedicated.

Shared hosting is where multiple websites are run using a single web server. This is a highly cost effective solution and still provides excellent performance, functionality and reliability. Shared hosting is the appropriate choice for the vast majority of websites.

For websites that have extraordinary requirements – such as huge numbers of regular visitors; very large computer resource consumption; very high security needs etc. – a dedicated web server is the answer.

Finally there is a hosting option called VPS (Virtual Private Server). VPS is a sort of halfway-house between shared and dedicated hosting. VPS-hosted websites share a server, but have access to dedicated resources on it.

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About the Author


Greg Kendall began his computing career in 1979, working with IBM mainframe computers - this was two years before the first PCs were introduced.


In the mid 1990s, he switched his focus on to PCs and the then nascent World Wide Web.


In 2002 he left the corporate world to form his own web and PC services company - Kendall Internet.


Kendall Internet specialise in the provision of high quality yet very affordable website, e-commerce and e-mail marketing services to small business clients located throughout the Thames Valley and beyond.


Kendall Internet also offer local computer services for domestic customers. From simple virus removal through to advanced problem solving, installations and upgrades, we cover most if not all of your computer support requirements.



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