When I would ask in an interview what types of hosting are there then I probably get an answer like: co-location cloud hosting dedicated servers vps web hosting services and managed hosting. That answer are different nuances and variations. The answer is nothing wrong but it is a classification based on the technical characteristics of the different web hosting services products.
I therefore propose a new format of hosting services which goes out of the function the provider and the target and not the (technical) product. Most hosting companies focus on one of the types of hosting services but it is also possible that more than one. Offer kinds of services.
Infrastructure web hosting services
Description : All types of web hosting services focusing (full) is on the infrastructure (including a reseller domain names SSL certificates) web hosting services service Level. Low web hosting services Target: hosters SMEs SME + large businesses governments web hosting services Company size provider: 9+ employees
The infrastructure where the hosting of the Internet running bare metal servers co-location domain names (reseller) (loose) ssl certificates and IaaS are the ideal type in this category. The product is the bare infrastructure without surrounding further services.
Description: All types of hosting services with an emphasis on the product and not the service around the mass web hosting services service level: Low to medium web hosting services Target: Homes Small businesses web hosting services Company size provider: 3+ employees
a hosting package includes a domain to host the shop around the corner you amateur sports association or to have an email address with your own domain name are the typical examples in this category. Also fully standardized SaaS solutions as a shop for the shop on the corner fall below.
Description: All types of web hosting services with emphasis on the product and not the service and with a strong focus on SMEs (+) web hosting services service level: Medium to high web hosting services Target: SMEs SME + local authorities web hosting services Company size provider: 9+ employees
Standard hosting solutions for businesses that heavily depend on what is being hosted for them in addition to web hosting or a virtual server for the website or online store for example to hosted exchange online desktop or online backup.
Description:. All types of web hosting services whereby the owner of the hosting company is personally involved in every aspect of service web hosting services service level: Medium to high web hosting services Target: Individuals small businesses SMEs web hosting services company size provider: 1-2 employees 3-8 employees
it is not about the product or service but to the relationship between the owner of the hosting company that a close relationship with its customers maintenance. The owner of the hosting company is involved in all aspects of service service is often provided by the owner and in many cases the owner directly for customers to reach.
Description: All types of hosting services with an emphasis on the product and not the service and with a strong focus on the corporate market web hosting services Target: . Big Business government web hosting services Service level: Medium to high web hosting services Company size provider: 50+ employees
Traditional outsourcing that is not running location of the customer but is externally hosted. Examples of these services include email hosting virtual desktops Citrix environments virtual private cloud virtual data centers.
Description: All types of web hosting services that are specially designed for specific needs such as special platforms online stores major blogs etc. focusing on the product and not the service web hosting services service level: Medium to high
Target: SME merchants anyone with a specific hosting needs web hosting services Company size: 3+ employees
hosting beyond the standard hosting package such as web hosting optimized for Magento or WordPress advanced SaaS solutions or hosting for example Ruby on Rails
Description:. hosting Services where service is paramount and the goal is to get the customer as much as possible to relieve web hosting services service level:. high to very high web hosting services target: SMEs SME + shops large businesses governments web hosting services Company size provider: 9+ employees
The most important feature is that the customer does not have to bother with the hosting solution. The customer gets a platform that good and stable running and in emergencies and breakdowns are actively engaged by the hosting company to solve the problem quickly and without the intervention of the customer. Managing one or more servers may be part of the service but makes the other way that the service has not yet managed. The service can be offered (own) physical servers but also a cloud service can be used as a basis
Description: Hosting services where the customer a very large extent depends on the service provider and the service provider is completely relieves web hosting services service level: high to very high web hosting services Target: SMEs SME + major online retailers large businesses governments web hosting services Company size provider: 50+ employees
it is the customer’s total package and make sure that the hosting there ensures that the application is functioning optimally to the customer under any circumstances and disturbances are minimized. It is not only intervened in emergencies and failures but also to identify conditions that may eventually lead to reduced performance or malfunction.