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Popular Types of Windows Hosting Servers

Linux is more popular among hosting servers but Windows is more popular among individual home users. Both platforms have their advantages and disadvantages. It is as if you were choosing between a Porsche and a Ferrari. The choice is a matter of preference. There are many types of Windows and Linux hosting providers. Some software is compatible with both platforms. With the constant growth of the internet, comes the constant growth of complexities and types of web hosting. Most hosting providers will allow users to choose between Linux and Windows packages.


Free Hosting

There are many free hosting options on the internet. Hosting providers normally publish a variety of advertisements to a user’s website. These advertisements generate income for the hosting provider in order to provide a free service.


Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is one of the more popular types of web hosting on the internet. It is one of the cheapest options and users do not necessarily have to have third party advertisements on their website. The service is called shared due to the amount of users all sharing the same server.


Reseller Hosting

Reseller hosting is when users wish to purchase webhosting space in order to make a profit themselves. Resellers are users that rent out webhosting services independently. Most of the larger hosting companies provide reseller packages to clients whereby they can effectively manage their own webhosting business of the parent server. It is an effective way to make a profit, however the internet is a competitive market place and there are many webhosting services available. Resellers can opt to use a Windows or Linux platform for their webhosting service. There are varieties of parent hosting services that operate on Windows instead of Linux. Resellers can choose to go with Windows parent hosting servers or to use Linux parent servers and then to manage their hosting service on Windows platforms.


Virtual Dedicated Hosting

VPS also known as Virtual dedicated server. VPS is a divided server that is based on many different forms of hardware. Users do not always get full root access. However, this will depend on the webhosting company. With VPS, users can get some of the benefits of a dedicated server. VPS is available for both Windows and Linux users. Some webhosting companies will give users a choice to use either Windows or Linux with their VPS service.


Dedicated Hosting

Dedicated hosting is the best type of webhosting package. It is more expensive but you get what you pay for. Users get their own independent web server. This makes for a more secure server. The user does not own the server but has a choice of whether to manage the server or let the provider manage the server for them. Dedicated hosting provides users with more disk space better bandwidth and an effective administration panel. Clients are usually responsible for the maintenance and security of their own servers, this depends on the hosting company and how much the monthly fee for the service is. They are also usually given the option to use either Windows or Linux platforms.

Posted by admin on March 16th, 2011 :: Filed under Windows Hosting Servers
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