Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Types of Web Hosts and Website Software

Did you know that there are different types of web hosting services and website software for creating and maintaining different types of websites, such as weblog, personal website, Internet forum and social networking site. And most web hosts are specific for building web applications. The following are the types of web hosts and website software which can able to develop a web application depends on the type of a host or program when properly installed.


  1. Web Hosting with RDBMS: Of course, the best web host is with relational database management system (RDBMS), such as MySQL. Any types of websites can be developed by a web programmer with this host because RDBMS is a database management system (DBMS) in which data can be stored in tables and the relationships among the data can also stored in tables.
  2. Web Hosting Service: Some web host that titled with just “Web Hosting Service” is just a basic type of web host to create websites. Most kind of this host especially a paid host supports MySQL a relational database management system, and other features depend on the web host.


  • Blog Software: A type of web hosting service that can be use to create a weblog or blog-like site easily, such as online diary or journey and news site.
  • Directory Software: Sometimes written with the word "online" or "web" as its first word. It is a package of a software that runs web directory when installed properly into the server of a web hosting.
  • E-Commerce Software: A software package which needed to be installed into web hosting server to simplify developing electronic commerce site, also known as online store.
  • HTML Editor: Often referred as an offline website builder. It's most used by professional web developers who has clients employing them to build a content site.
  • Internet Forum Software: A software package for developing Internet forum where a lot of conversions about many different topics are in there.
  • Mobile Site Builder: A web host that often supports mobile views or mobile version, is build to use their software to instantly create a website in low screen resolution which compatible for mobile phones.
  • Online Website Builder: An online version of much better HTML editor, which often installed into a web host for their client to be able them to use it for creating and maintaining a website easily.
  • Social Network Hosting Service: A type of web host used to develop a popular, social networking or community site without programming skill needed.
  • Website Creation and Hosting Service: Any Internet user can used this host to create their own easy website, but most kind of this service are forcing ads or a link back from the sites of their clients.
  • Wiki Hosting Service: A host with an instant ready to use, software application for creating wiki sites a visitor-edited site, without programming skill needed.
  • Wiki Software: Also known as wiki application, is needed to be installed into a web host to be able to use for developing a wiki site, such as Wikipedia.
There are standard and application-specific web hosting services and website software. A standard web hosting can use to build a website even without the installation of a software if you know some web development language, such as hyper-text markup language (HTML). An application-specific web hosting are ready to use software which is already installed into a web host. If it's just a software, it will not work without a server like web hosting server, it's needed to be installed properly on a web server to be able to create a website depend on the type of software. But almost all software programs requires a web hosting with MySQL for database, in which data can be stored.

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