Host a website on a server shared by other websites. Server resources, such as CPU time, memory, and disk space, are shared by all accounts hosted on the server.
Rent server space from a hosting provider and subsequently sublet server space and hosting services to other websites using a specific type of website hosting service.
Host an account on virtual servers where overall server resources are shared across all accounts, while some portions of those resources are reserved for each account.
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Lease and use a private server that is either managed or unmanaged. Users are have access to all resources available on the machine, and resources are not shared with any other accounts.
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Own and manage a private server housed by the hosting provider. Maintain all aspects of owned server(s), with the exception of infrastructure such as electricity, internet access, and storage facilities.
Clear and pre-determined storage limits are associated with a hosting plan, and storage limits can be expanded if normal site usage is exceeded.
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Hosting providers outline the amount of data that you and your visitors are able to cumulatively upload and download over a given period of time. Pay for additional bandwidth as needed to accomodate web traffic.
Manage email accounts associated with web domains through a built-in or third-party email interface. Support is provided for POP3 and IMAP email systems.
Control Panel Integration
Integrate hosting plans with either open-source or proprietary web hosting control panels in order to use a graphical user interface (GUI) that facilitates access to additional web hosting management features.
Providers allow for a variety of content management systems to be used when managing websites. Support is offered for "one-click" or rapid installations of CMS tools.
Web Framework Support
The website hosting provider offers support for a variety of server-side coding languages, as well as multiple versions of the web frameworks.
Install e-commerce tools, such as shopping carts, into your website. Certain e-commerce integrations may incur an additional fee.
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Access and management of files through FTP, .htaccess, and shell access is provided to users.
Support is provided for a variety of database types, including MySQL, PostsgreSQL, SQL Server, and more. Choose from these and manage your database within the control panel associated with your hosting plan.
Site backup, spam detection, firewalls, malware detection tools, and other security features are offered within the hosting plan.