Web hosting refers to the practice of storing and serving the files that make up a website from a server. When a website is hosted, it can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection by typing in the domain name (e.g., www.example.com) into their web browser.
There are different types of web hosting services, including cPanel web hosting, VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting, dedicated hosting, and cloud hosting.
cPanel web hosting is the most basic and economical type of web hosting. With shared hosting, multiple websites are hosted on the same physical server, and the resources of that server (such as CPU, RAM, and disk space) are shared among all the websites.
VPS hosting is similar to shared hosting in that multiple servers and their websites are hosted on the same physical server, but each server is allocated its own resources (such as CPU, RAM, and disk space). This means that each website has more resources at its disposal than with shared hosting.
Dedicated hosting refers to a hosting setup where a website is the only one hosted on a physical server. This means that the website has access to all of the server's resources and is not sharing them with any other websites. Dedicated hosting is typically more expensive than shared or VPS hosting.
Cloud hosting is a type of hosting that uses a network (server farm) of servers to host servers and their websites, rather than a single physical server. This allows servers to scale their resources up or down as needed, making it a flexible and cost-effective option for larger organisations.
Web hosting services typically include a control panel (cPanel which Nuro offers), that allows you to manage various aspects of your hosting account, such as creating email accounts, installing scripts, and setting up databases. They also include customer support to help you with any issues or questions you may have.