There are three distinct categories of hosting. Shared hosting, which is also frequently referred to as web hosting, is the most basic. When you choose shared hosting, hundreds of other customers can share the resources of a single server with you. The virtual private server and cloud hosting are further options. In this scenario, you receive a dedicated share of server resources that are essentially given to you but actually belong to one server or a collection (cloud) of servers that also host other websites and clients. The dedicated server, which gives you a machine that is solely yours, is the last option.