A recent report from the Host Review said there is significant variety in web hosting models, making choosing the right plan for a specific business challenging. However, the diversity in hosting helps to ensure companies can find a service that meets its needs.
According to the report, shared hosting is among the most basic plans, as it allows a large number of tenants to share space and computing resources on a single device. Reseller hosting provides a step up from shared servers, and allows a client to gain ownership of the device to either sell it to another party or occupy it themselves.
Businesses that need resources beyond shared or reseller plans could consider a virtual private server, the report said. VPS servers have become more popular in recent years because they allow a user to obtain complete ownership of their portion of the device, while still sharing space with other tenants who are completely separate on the device.
The Web Hosting Geeks report dedicated servers, the most advanced web hosting model, offer unique benefits that are ideal for large businesses or advanced developers. The report said developers can take advantage of sole device ownership to leverage advanced applications and customization tools.