There are 3 type of Web Hosting Services
- Dedicated or Physical Hosting
- Shared Hosting
- Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting
This is the most costly option. It gives the maximum resources for performance, maximum security and maximum privacy. Usually, the seasoned website developer will choose this option.
Shared hosting is when you rent a small portion of a very powerful server, that’s being shared by many other people and their websites. This can sometimes be shared out amongst hundreds of other people, and because all those websites are on the same physical server, it only takes a handful of larger websites to swallow up too many resources, and your website will be affected. As this is the cheapest and most affordable option, this is most suited for beginner website.
After using Shared Hosting, the next natural progression is to use Virtual Private Server VPS. But they’re a lot more expensive, and really difficult to setup.
A VPS is a private, virtual server that exists on a much more powerful physical machine. But unlike shared hosting, you have a guaranteed allotment of system resources that only you have access to. So, even if there is a much bigger website than yours on another VPS, hosted on the same physical machine, that won’t matter: you’re always guaranteed the system resources that you’re paying for. Think of it like one big computer, running lots of little computers inside of it.
This means that provided you don’t overtax your VPS, your website will perform faster. when your website grows further, you can upgrade your VPS to dedicated or physical server in a matter of minutes – no migration required.
The trade off to running a VPS is that you’re responsible for the server yourself, so if something goes wrong with anything that’s installed on your VPS, your host probably won’t help. You will need to back up your WordPress site