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Different Types of Web Hosting Services
Website builder: Web hosting providers offer the services of the website builder. This service is useful to the beginners those want to host a website.
Shared Hosting: In shared hosting, you share the server with other website owners. It means that you will share a physical server as well as some software applications.
Dedicated Hosting: Dedicated hosting is the type of web hosting services in which you will get the complete web server. Unlike shared hosting, there will not be sharing of the server and resources. It is better for faster performance.
Collocated Hosting: This type of service includes buying your own server. You will be responsible for your server and will get full control of it.
Linux or Windows web server is functionally equivalent. They will differ in cost, ease of use, versatility, and stability. The selection between the two depends on your hosting requirements. The cost for a Windows web server will be more than Linux.
Linux Web servers will allow you to run the scripts in PHP, Perl, Python, and some other UNIX oriented languages. Most of the times, it supports MySQL and PostgreSQL databases.
Windows Web servers will allow you to run ASP scripts and utilize Microsoft technologies like .NET. Microsoft SQL Server and Access databases are supported by these types of web servers.
What is Web Hosting?
Web hosting, in simple terms, enables your website to be accessible via the Internet. All data visible on your website images, content and code needs to be hosted on a server through a service called as Web Hosting. As a website administrator, you get access to manage your site easily through our state of the art control panel and GUIs.
How does web hosting work?
Once you select a web hosting plan, your website is stored on a hosting server, and assigned a unique nameservers. These nameservers are the address for your visitors to find and view your website. The performance of your website relies on the hosting plan selected. Unlike others, we do not follow a one-size-fits-all approach; rather, you can pick a hosting plan at BigRock as per the nature and needs of your website.
What kind of web hosting do I need?
Based on the nature of your website requirements, you can choose from an array of Linux and Windows hosting plans. For instance, if you need affordable hosting for a basic website, our Windows Essential Plan and Linux Starter Plan are viable options. However, if you have a large portal or would like to host multiple sites, our Business and Pro plans are better suited.