Welcome to Latest Hosting Offers
Welcome to Latest Hosting Offers - bringing you the lowdown on the best deals in hosting. Before you choose a hosting provider you need to decide on the type of hosting you require. Your options are as follows:
Cloud: clustered, load-balanced servers offer more reliability and security as the decentralized nature of cloud hosting means that when hardware failure occurs, or even natural disasters happen, other computers in the cloud can compensate. Cloud hosting may be more cost effective than other types of hosting as you are usually only charged for what you actually use rather than paying a flat monthly or annual fee.
Clustered: making the best use of resources and ensuring reliability of service by having multiple servers host the same content.
Colocation: similar to dedicated hosting, but you own the server. The hosting company gives you space for the hardware, and may or may not provide ongoing support.
Dedicated (Self Managed or Unmanaged): you have your own web server with total control over it but you do not own it.
Free: limited services, sometimes supported by advertisements.
Grid: this form of distributed hosting is when a server cluster acts like a grid and is composed of multiple nodes.
Managed: you get your own web server with FTP access but you do not have full control, nor do you own it. The lack of total control by you allows the host provider to guarantee a certain level of service, quality and uptime.
Reseller: may function under various types of hosting, depending on who they are a reseller for. Resellers may provide a similar service to their provider's shared hosting plan but offer clients direct support.
Shared: your website is located on a server with other websites, usually sharing a common pool of server resources, such as RAM and the CPU. Basic features with little flexibility in terms of software and updates. Most common type of hosting sold to small businesses.
Virtual Dedicated Server or Virtual Private Server: divides resources, allocating them in a way that does not directly reflect the underlying hardware. The users may have root access to their own virtual space. Customers are sometimes responsible for patching and maintaining the server.
Web hosting service providers may also offer these specific hosting services:
- Blog hosting
- E-mail hosting
- File hosting
- Image hosting
- Paste bin
- Shopping cart software
- Video hosting
Your web designer or developer can often help you choose the best web host provider for your own individual requirements. You can find London web developers by choosing your location below.