Types of Hosting (Shared Hosting – Reseller Hosting – Co-location Hosting – Dedicated Hosting )
The high configuration computers that host your files are called web servers. In hosting facilities, these are connected to high-speed fiber optics with near 100% uptime. From your home or garage you may get a lower quality of connection than that typically available from companies dedicated to hosting.
Shared Hosting (Virtual Hosting): As high configuration servers are expensive to set up, it is common to share their space across many websites. Each website has their own web address and domain name. This economical solution suits businesses and individuals desiring an online presence with minimal involvement and budget.
There are some providers who offer free web space, typically with basic features for personal web pages and mostly supported by advertisements. There’s no such thing as a ‘free site’.
Reseller Hosting: Some service providers develop partnerships with professional web companies who become web hosts themselves by reselling the web space and rendering technical support themselves.
Co-location Hosting: If you have your own server, ready with the applications, and just require continuous electrical supply and high-speed internet connection, you can locate it with some ISP’s or professional web hosting companies which have the facilities.
Dedicated Hosting: This is required for large sites or applications, which run within a dedicated space. Sites that need a higher level of security due to the nature of the information being accessed or supplied can take the extra step of having their site hosted on a Virtual Dedicated or Private Server (VPS) with additional security features.
A dedicated server could be the solution that empowers your business to excel to the next level. Colocation America provides premier server hosting services for companies that are not quite ready for colocation, yet demand flexibility and superior control over their web presence.
AmericanLayout works with hosting provider companies who offer dedicated server specials that will help you reduce upfront costs, while providing you with the room to comfortably expand in accordance to the requirements of your business. Realizing that every company is unique, we give you the luxury to build your own custom server best suited for your needs and budget. For those looking to host or lease several dedicated servers inside our data center, we offer managed services to provide a hassle-free way of keeping your servers up-to-date and running smoothly.