what is host? (all types of host)

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You always heard about host but do not know what is it? we will explain all types of it.

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1.Web host

For companies or individuals with a website, a host is a web server that stores and transmits the data for one or more websites.

Host can also refer to the service provider that leases this infrastructure, which is known as hosting.

2.cloud host

This web hosting solution uses several virtual servers to host sites.

Thus, if one server experiences high traffic or a problem, the remaining ones will take over and maintain the website operating.

Since cloud based web hosting relies on a cluster of web servers to function,

businesses with multiple websites and large-scale sites like eCommerce shops can benefit the most from it, as it provides little to no downtime.


  • Reduced likelihood of downtime and hardware failure
  • Uses load balancing to handle high traffic and prevent DDoS attacks
  • Scalability – your website is not limited to the resources of a single server


  • Root access is not always provided
  • It is more expensive than VPS and shared hosting

3.virtual host

With this web hosting type, your website also shares a physical server with other users, but the web host creates a virtual partition for each user

. Thus, a site hosted on a virtual private server get an allocated amount of resources.

VPS web hosting is a great option for medium-sized sites, eCommerce shops, and large blogs with a rapidly growing number of visitors.


  • Dedicated server space
  • Increased traffic on other websites has no impact on your site’s performance
  • Root access to the server
  • High customizability


  • Users need technical expertise to manage it
  • Even though it’s relatively affordable, some users may have to hire a developer to manage the virtual server, increasing the overall costs

4.Remote host

In this context, users access a remote host in a different physical location using a private network or the internet.

This process provides users with remote access.

Examples include servers that users can log in to remotely or a host computer for a remote desktop.

5.Host virtual machine

This refers to the hardware — or the physical server — that provides the computing resources to support virtual machines (VMs).

This process is also known as server virtualization.

6.Mainframe computer environment

In this context, a mainframe computer can be the host provider of services for the workstations attached to it.

This does not mean that the host only has servers and the workstations only have clients.

The server-client relationship is a programming model independent of this contextual usage of the term host.


A hostname is a label assigned to a device on a network.

It distinguishes one device from another on a specific network or over the internet.

The hostname for a computer on a home network may be something like new laptopGuest-Desktop, or FamilyPC.

Hostnames are also used by DNS servers, so you can access a website by a common, easy-to-remember name.

This way, you don’t have to recall a string of numbers (an IP address) to open a website

 On the internet, a hostname makes up part of a web address and has three parts:

  1. subdomain
  2. domain name
  3. top-level domain

For example, an example hostname netkafe.epizy.com consists of the netkafe subdomain, the domain epizy and the top-level domain .com.

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