8 Popular Types of Web Hosting Services

Are you feeling a little confused by the different types of website services and web hosting plans?

If so, don’t feel bad, you’re not alone. With hundreds and hundreds of web companies competing for your business with thousands of different web hosting plans, things can get pretty confusing pretty quickly.

Add to that all of the “technical geek” terms like bandwidth, GB, and DNS and it’s easy to see how someone who just wants to start an online business and make money online can get easily discouraged.

As your online business grows, your Web hosting needs will increase and become more complex. Free and inexpensive web hosting plans may have been fine in the startup phase of your online business, but if your website is starting to feel sluggish as it continues to grow and you get more website traffic, you may need to start looking at beefing up your Web server.

Think of this list as the progression of the type of hosting plans and services a growing online business can consider.

 

  • Shared Web Hosting. …

  • Reseller Web Hosting. …

  • Cloud Based Web Hosting. …

  • Virtual Private Server (VPS) …

  • Dedicated Web Server. …

  • Colocation Web Hosting. …

  • Self Service Web Hosting. …

  • Managed WordPress Hosting.