Shared cPanel Hosting
Shared hosting usually refers to webhosting package where many websites are hosted on a single web server.
While shared hosting has its limitations in resource usage, Shared hosting are reason why webhosting is affordable to millions around globe.
Shared website hosting should be perfect choice for one who want to get their website online without breaking bank. If your website get less than 2500 visitors in a day and you are not using multimedia streaming or distributing files for download.
Shared Hosting also means you don't have worry about server configuration and maintenance. With many trustable website hosting companies offering Unlimited webspace and Unlimited Bandwidth at affordable price you are good to go with shared hosting.
Reseller hosting is a type of webhosting service which allows you to create and sell shared hosting accounts.
They usually have a Webspace and Bandiwdth limit which can be assigned to each hosting account. You can also create as many hosting plans with different feature sets.
Reseller Hosting usually will give you access to WHM which allows you to configure your hosting packages and accounts.
If you want to start your own webhosting business, Reseller Hosting is best way to start with. You don't have to worry about server configuration and Maintenance.
Master Reseller Hosting allows you to sell Reseller Accounts
Alpha Reseller Hosting allows you to sell Master Reseller Accounts
Super Alpha Reseller Hosting allows you to sell Alpha Reseller Accounts
If you own your server you can sell any type of Reseller accounts using plugins such as Zamfoo/WHMReseller.
Virtual Private Server Hosting
VPS or Virtual Private server is a server that is partitioned with each section acting as its own server.
Even though you share server with other websites, In VPS hosting you are given dedicated slice of server resources such as CPU and Diskspace.
VPS acts as a bridge between Shared Hosting and Dedicated Server. You get part of server which runs its own operating system and gets you root access to it.
Advantage of VPS includes Dedicated Resources, Root Access which is required for installing own softwares and plugins. Your server will not be affected by load of other websites in the same server.
DisAdvantage may include Technical skills required to administer and configure Server, Increased Price and Additional Licenses you may need such as cPanel/WHM.
Dedicated Servers are good for people who run Resource intensive applications and Thousands of visitors everyday.
Your Website should fetch you enough revenue to justify and cover cost of Dedicated server which can be few hundreds dollars per month.
Dedicated servers are getting popular now thanks to ever decreasing hardware costs which make it affordable to people who cannot afford it before.
Dedicated server hosting will be best web hosting for anyone, since you are not sharing your server with any other website.With all the resources of server you can allow for your large traffic website to flourish in a dedicated hosting server.
If you run your own hosting business, then you will be able to ensure your clients a high level of reliability and uptime, Your client's websites will load very fast and you should be able to accomadate many clients on a single dedicated server.
ASP / Windows Hosting
Even Linux Hosting is prefered by most of people, Windows hosting is used in specific needs. If your website relies on .net or visual basic, Windows hosting is an excellent choice. In fact, it’s the only choice that will provide you what you need to accomplish building a website with these languages.
If you are familiar with the Windows operating system, having a Windows based server will make the learning process much easier. You won’t have to worry about learning a new language just to maintain your website. For beginners, this is a definite plus.
Disadvantage of Windows Hosting is Stability, Performance and Cost when compared with linux counterparts.Windows 2003 and other related applications like SQL Server each cost a significant amount of money where as linux operating system is usually free.