If you are a starter in the wide world of the internet and the World Wide Web popularly known as the www era, you are very much welcome to the most dynamic, most competitive, fastest growing and most exciting marketplace in the history of selling and buying.
If we can define it, web hosting is a service that gives organizations and individuals, an opportunity to make their websites accessible to the whole world through the internet. So, if you want to set up a website or you already have one, you will need to have a web host.
With the ever changing trends over the internet, let us look into the different trends of web hosting that have emerged recently.
Green web hosting
The eco-friendly or green website hosting as it is popularly known is a contemporary addition to the field that involves a given provider who is on a mission of attempting to prove that they do not have negative impacts on the environment. In recent times, many webmasters are moving their websites to a green web hosting provider. This is not only aimed at reducing their carbon footprint, but they are also aiming at proving to their visitors that their company values the environment and is respectful of it.
This particular type of hosting provides on-demand resources via a computer network. It also provides data access, computation, storage services, and software that do not require the end user to know the physical location of the system and server that is delivering the service. This can be likened to the power grid. In this instance, the end users just use the power without the need to know the devices or infrastructure that is require to provide the service.
The virtual private server hosting points to the machine that is exclusively used by an individual customer of that service. This is a completely isolated and independent operating system that is installed on a normal operating system. This particular type of hosting allows customers that require a dedicated machine and root access, but they are not yet ready to pay the large initial investment required for a dedicated machine or server.
Carbon neutral hosting
This refers to a hosting system that prides itself on having 0% carbon footprint. Another distinctive feature is that it accords the webmaster the opportunity to achieve zero carbon emissions that are as a result of hosting other online pages.
This is an open source blogging tool that is used by nearly thirteen percent of all the sites on the internet. It is an easy to learn and use tool hence it’s popularity.
This refers to the provider who has purchased service with the sole intention of reselling them. Due to the multitude of them in the market today, it has become a challenge to differentiate a reseller from a web hosting provider that has their dedicated server.