There are different types of web hosting companies depending upon the type of sites you want to have for example you want to go to an e commerce site, or a blog hosting or any other. Some of the most common web site hosting types are free hosting, shared hosting and dedicated hosting. Except for free web hosting services, the other web hosting types charge a monthly fee for their services. Shared web hosting is the most popular type where the web host permits more than one site on the same server that can be used for hosting. The server maintenance and system administration are provided by the web host.
As compared to free hosting, the shared hosting allows the users to have their own domain names. The hosting of this type offers affordable hosting to its clients as there is considerable reduction in overhead costs in the shared hosting. Free hosting is the basic web hosting service. The web host does not provide any ability to run any type of scripting language, MySQL database or multiple email accounts. The host has banner ads on its web site and the type of domain received on free hosting is a directory or a sub- domain.
Dedicated web hosting offers unlimited database, unlimited bandwidth and email addresses. It is the best option for someone who is looking for more storage, better control over the server and more bandwidth. There are two major types of hosting plans namely managed and unmanaged hosting under dedicated web hosting. Under managed the hosting is controlled by the host company and unmanaged hosting permits the user a great control and more flexibility and he is the server administrator.