A web hosting service is an internet hosting service which enables folks and organizations to make their own websites reachable via the internet. Web hosts are companies that offer space on a server they own or lease for use by their clients as well as offering internet connectivity, typically in a data centre. Web hosts can also provide data center space and connectivity to the Internet for servers they do not own to be located in their data center, named as colocation.
The most basic scope available is a web page and small-scale file hosting, where files can be uploaded via FTP or a Web interface. A client needs to evaluate the requirements of the application to choose what hosting is to be used. Such include database server software, operating system, and scripting software. Most hosting providers provide Linux-based web hosting that presents a broad range of diverse software.
Free web hosting is accessible by different companies with restricted services, sometimes advertisement-supported hosting, and is frequently limited when compared to paid hosting. In shared web hosting, one’s website is placed on the same server as many other sites, varying from a few hundreds to thousands. Typically, all domains may share a common pool of server resources, such as RAM and the CPU. The features existing with this type of service is quite widespread. A shared website may be hosted with a reseller. Others include reseller web hosting, virtual dedicated server, dedicated hosting server, managed hosting server, cloud hosting etc.