Web hosting service allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the Internet. There are various types of web hosting services, like:
- Website Builders
It is a type of hosting service that mainly applies to beginners who need to host a website, but lacks the technical skills and knowledge to do so.
Here an online browser-based interface is provided to the users to help build their website, as well as, host the website for them without any additional setup.
- Shared Hosting
In a shared hosting environment, one user will share one server with many other such users. This includes sharing the physical server and the software applications within the server. These are within your means because the cost to operate the server is shared between you and these other owners. There are, however, there is a drawback to this, which being slower running speed.
- Dedicated Hosting
Unlike in a shared hosting environment, a dedicated hosting environment, allows you to have the entire web server to yourself. This allows faster performance, as the server’s resources are not shared like in case of a shared hosting, i.e. one host one user. However, this also means that the user will be responsible for the cost of server operation entirely; hence, these are fairly priced. This type of a hosting service is ideal for websites with a lot of system resources required or in need of a higher level of security.
- Collocated Hosting
Here, the user enjoys their own server. It is generally housed on the host’s main server. They will be responsible for the server itself. An advantage of this type of hosting service is that the users have full control of the web server, and can install any scripts or applications they need.
These days web hosting companies provide a wide range of services in web hosting, from round-the-clock Live Technical Support with Linux Server Administration to Windows Server Management, AWS Management Services, Shared Support Plans, Dedicated Support Plans, VPS Owner Support Plans, Experienced Server Admin’s availability and other reliable services.
Some of these services are noted below:
- Server Setup and Installation Service
A successful server can be deployed by the Server Installation Service. This includes- initial assessment, OS installation, network configuration, security hardening, and server customization.
- Server Setup and Installation Service
Control Panels are basically designed to allow website owners to control their hosted services. It does not necessarily require the user to be an expert system administrator. Any Control Panel software eliminates the difficulty of server management using shell/command-line parameter. cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, ISPConfig or are some such Control Panel suites.
- Server Migration
Sometimes users may have the need of relocating the entire infrastructure of their website, i.e. servers, databases, applications, and email from one hosting server to another.
With Server Migration, this can easily be achieved and without any data loss or downtime.
- Server Hardening
Server hardening is mainly the process of fine-tuning the server for enhanced security, improved reliability, and optimum performance. SSH Hardening, Sysctl.conf Hardening, FTP Hardening, Firewall Setup, Rootkits Setup, MySQL Hardening, etc is done with this.
- Malware Removal
Malware is the main cause of security breach in servers. With this, all kinds of malware threats like ransomware, Trojan and worms, viruses, Rootkits, etc can be removed.
- 3rd Party Software Installation
There are many complexities associated with custom software installation. The 3rd Party Software installation mainly aims at solving these problems. It also provides the user with a disturbance-free experience. It is basically, an end-to-end service, where certified consultants guide the user through each phase of software installation.
- Mail Server Setup
A software made to provide users with IMAP, POP3, SMAP, webmail etc this service is designed to be fast, convenient, and hassle-free. It is also an end-to-end solution that takes care of email server installation, DNS configuration, and DKIM and SPF validation.
- Server Diagnosis and Recovery
A crashed server is always a nightmare. Server Diagnosis and Recovery Service mainly focuses on helping users to restore their crashed or corrupt server systems. It is applicable for almost all types of servers – irrespective of their makes, models, configurations, and usages.
- Google Apps Setup
Google Apps Setup service will not only create the user’s Google Apps account but also validate their domain, transfer emails from their current server, import their users, setup DNS records, configure security settings and customize the Apps according to their requirements.
- Server Abuse Clearance
Sometimes a few security misconfigurations remain in the server environment. This service helps you diagnose and resolve those issues permanently. They can also conduct comprehensive weekly security audits for the clients, so they can have their peace of mind knowing that they (their data that is) remain protected from the vulnerabilities.
However, it is important to select the services offered according to your needs and as such decision must be carefully taken.