Types of Hosting

At theCore, you can scale to millions of visitors without affecting performance since the platform is built on container-based infrastructure which makes it more reliable than old fashioned VMs and clusters.

Types of hosting

Shared Hosting: This is the most common type of hosting and it is usually the second step after the registration of a domain name. You can’t beat Shared Hosting on price, but it is more suitable for personal or SMB sites with a basic security and a fair performance. Shared Hosting is for people that are just starting and don’t mind having a little downtime now and then, since they “share” a server with other sites, which may affect one another in performance or integrity.

Virtual Private Server (VPS): VPS plans are similar to shared hosting, since the site is hosted on a single server but again among other sites. The main difference is that now your site is isolated in a “virtual server” on that server, so you have the full and only access to this virtual environment. VPS provides a slightly better performance, but still, if one or more sites on the same physical server are abusing resources, your virtual server’s performance can be affected as well. A VPS also requires some technical knowledge and management since you are dealing with a “full access” server here.

Dedicated Server: In this type of hosting you actually own your server. A Dedicated Server is an expensive hosting solution, as you have your own hardware dedicated for your site only – so all costs are on you. The best case scenario here is that you have some technical skills for server management, or you need someone to manage these servers, increasing the cost even more. On the other hand, a Dedicated Server gives full control and you share nothing with others. At the same time, it is of great importance that you predict future needs to make sure that your machine/cluster can support you over the long term.

Managed Application Hosting: If you really want to get rid off the technical management and scaling issues of the above hosting types, then Managed Hosting can be a great option for you. Managed hosting providers run infrastructure for you, and also manage security and performance. Managed hosting usually is more expensive, and in some cases it limits your ability to control your site since they set some common standards for all users for better overall performance optimisation.

Application “Living”: With all the “container ecosystems” evolved and the “Industry 4.0” phenomenon of the past few years, hosting is completely transformed to an automated AI process that is horizontally scalable and a self-thinking entity. This is the future of Managed Hosting, combined with new interesting features. It means that your site is now learning from your own logs, is constantly scaling up/down and is changing its main location to better serve its visitors and traffic spikes. In this new era of hosting, it makes no sense to choose between CPUs, RAM or storage numbers. This is so 1990s. Users don’t know and don’t care about numbers like CPU cores or vCPUs for their sites. Users just need fast, reliable and secure applications.