of Web Hosting Terms
Classification of Web Hosting Terms
As the number of Web pages grows to trillions of pages on the
Internet, Webmasters have too many hosting plans to choose from
- affordable web hosting, Cheap Web hosting, ASP Web Hosting, Budget
Hosting, Dedicated Servers, eCommerce Hosting, FrontPage Web Hosting,
Hosting With Templates, Managed Web Hosting, PHP Web Hosting, Reseller
Hosting, Shared Hosting, Unix / Linux Hosting, Virtual Private Servers,
Windows Hosting and Co-location Hosting.
Those commonly used web hosting terms represent the many faces
of web hosting. All web hosting plans and terminologies can be classified
in terms of cost, programming languages, operation systems, Web
servers and functionality.
Cost - Web hosting plans are referred as affordable
web hosting, budget hosting and cheap web hosting. Cost of web hosting
is the first thing that many small site owners are looking for.
Affordable web hosting, budget hosting or cheap web hosting plan
often cost less than $5 per month.
Programming Languages - If you want to add dynamics
and interactivity to your websites and you happen to know something
about programming, you want to hosting plans that support the programming
languages that you know well or want to master. The commonly used
wen development languages include PHP, ASP, JSP and PERL. The hosting
plans that support those programming languages are referred as PHP
Web hosting, ASP Web hosting, JSP Web hosting or PERL Web hosting.
Operating Systems - Once you've picked up the
programming language(s) for your Web development, you still have
freedom to choose the operating system that hosts your Websites.
Besides ASP which works only on Microsoft Windows, other programming
languages, PHP, JSP and PERL, work on Windows, Unix and Linux. Hosting
plans that support particular operating systems are referred as
Window Hosting, Unix Hosting or Linux hosting.
Servers - Apache is the most widely supported
Web server in Web hosting industry. ASP works only on Mirosoft Internet
Information Server or IIS server. Weblogic or Websphere is needed
for JSP hosting. When webmasters are talking about Web servers,
they're most interested in the server performance - Managed Web
Hosting, Shared Hosting, Dedicated Servers, or Virtual Private Servers
Shared hosting is the cheapest plan, and you can host as many sites
as you like with a Reseller Hosting option. VPS costs around $50
a month, and Dedicated Server plan will cost from $50 - $100 or
more a month dependent on storage space and bandwidth of the hosting
Functionality - There're hosting plans out there
that either make the site creation easier or offer support for secure
online transactions. A simple website can be easily created in hours
if you choose hosting plans that support various templates. Ecommerce
hosting plan is the choice for sites that provide shopping carts
and accept payment online.
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