Frequently, when a person is going to create or develop a web page, they can use both the hosting and the server and may have doubts about which of these services to hire. This is because both services offer benefits, advantages and disadvantages in terms of their use and application. That is why this article seeks to clearly and simply define both concepts and then list the conceptual differences that exist between each of them.
📌Definition of Hosting
In other words, hosting refers to a system that helps us store images, videos, emails or any content of our web domain, domain being understood as the right to use a certain name on the Internet. This translates into a reserved space within a server to host a certain web page.
Within the contracting of services we can find the contracting of -dedicated- servers, this means that a user or company has the power to rent a server where the entire resources of the physical machine would be fully available for use. Evidently, this brings with it a higher cost, since the entire machine would be dedicated to the contracting user, although it all depends on the user’s needs.
The servers are generally located in a data processing center or calculation center, these are facilities that are equipped to provide server rental services.
Now, as has already been shown, these terms are closely related but do not refer to the same thing. Therefore, in the following table, some of the differences between hosting and server are summarized:
📌Differences Hosting and Server
|Hosting is a reserved space within a server.||The server is the machine where space reservations are made.|
|The user can only manage his reserved space within the server.||The machine can be fully managed by the user who -rents- the server.|
|It is a service that generally requires quite cheap payments.||It is a much more expensive service because the complete machine is rented.|
|It is mostly aimed at more common web pages.||It is frequently targeted at web applications that consume the most machine resources.|