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Looking for the right web hosting provider for your website/app idea? It is like finding a housing for yourself. You have to first agree on the type like you want an apartment in a building, your own house/villa or may be a mansion. It will also depend on your budget and what you want to do in your housing. A similar process applies for your web hosting. You can go for a shared host or dedicated host or some cloud Infrastructure As A Service (IAAS ) provider.

In the infographics below I will do a basic comparison between shared host, dedicated host and cloud provider. They are roughly comparable to an apartment, house or a mansion. I am over simplifying things grouping Virtual Private Server (VPS) and dedicated hosting together.

Different types of web hosting compared to types of housing

I hope this helps you to make the right choice about your hosting provider.