What is web hosting?


Web hosting is an online service that provides access to website content and web applications on the Internet. For each client, it is about renting space on a physical or virtual server to store all the files and data related to the website.

Within the framework of this lease, the hosting companies or cloud service providers make available the technology and resources necessary for the efficient and secure operation of your digital services entrusted to them through several actions:

Within the framework of this lease, the hosting companies or cloud service providers make available the technology and resources necessary for the efficient and secure operation of your digital services entrusted to them through several actions:

  • They ensure the operation of server and network infrastructures;
  • Implement safety measures;
  • Ensure that data such as text, photos and other files are transferred correctly to visitors' browsers and terminals


Different forms of web hosting

Your business can select one of the following forms for web hosting that meets its needs:


Shared hosting

Inexpensive and limited, it consists in sharing the resources of a server between several hundreds or even thousands of sites, thus dividing the bill between all users.
Shared hosting certainly has considerable advantages that make it more interesting, but it also has limitations that impact its operation:


VPS hosting (Virtual Private Server)

It is a virtual-dedicated server that uses high levels of resources from several physical servers, an advantage for the performance of your website. These servers are used by several people. This form of hosting also allows you to modulate the quantity of resources according to your needs.

Here are the reasons why you should choose a VPS host:


Root access

Customize the operation of your VPS hosting platform! Update, install software, restart quickly, this option is synonymous with autonomy and efficiency.



Add or remove resources as needed.


High security

For high data protection of your hosting platform, control the security level with a virtual server.

Affordable prices

Because of their scalability, VPSs allow you to rationalize your budget based on the number of nodes used.


OS choice

Other benefits of VPS include the ability to choose the operating system and tools you need for your project to succeed.


Dedicated hosting

It is about renting an entire server, which will not be shared with other users. This option is ideal if you are looking for a high level of performance and storage and if you want to optimize your website by customizing its hosting. Finally, dedicated hosting is for sites that receive a high volume of traffic.

Here are the reasons why you should choose dedicated hosting:


Personal resources

Find all your resources on a single dedicated server. No need to share space with other clients and projects. You have a fully dedicated CPU and RAM.


Greater performance and safety

Dedicated hosting guarantees maximum availability of your website, if it generates a large amount of traffic. It prevents, for example, companies handling sensitive transactions via FTP or SSL from sharing space with a malicious website or potential spammer.



Dedicated hosting is the perfect opportunity to customize the server according to your real needs in CPU, RAM, disk space and software.


A unique IP address

Each server has its own unique IP address, which is essential if you are using SSL for processing, for example, banking data.


Coverage of costs by the hosting provider

The dedicated hosting provider takes care of the assembly and maintenance costs of the server equipment.


Cloud hosting

Cloud hosting takes place in a completely virtual environment, located in the cloud. This option is particularly cost-effective, allowing your company to pay only for what it actually "consumes". Reliable, in case of malfunction of your server cluster, it moves your site to another healthy cluster.

Here are the reasons why you should choose cloud hosting:


Scalability and flexibility

Cloud hosting allows you to quickly and easily add or reduce the amount of resources based on your actual business needs (storage, bandwidth, etc.).


Cost rationalization

Cloud hosting is usually offered as software as a service (SaaS). As a result, the providers take care of the maintenance of all the implemented hardware, while the customers only pay for the resources or services they use.


Traffic and operating time

Because of the system of connected and dedicated servers, server failures are much more transparent.


Downtime & Disaster Recovery

The multiserver configuration of cloud hosting allows for automatic data backup. As a result, server failures are no longer synonymous with loss of information thanks to the data recovery system.

An ever present support

Cloud hosting providers offer efficient support and customer service, consisting of specialized and trained technicians.


Collaboration without borders!

Remote and hybrid working has never been so easy! Cloud hosting allows internet-connected employees to access their data and applications regardless of their location.

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