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Difference between Web Hosting, WordPress Hosting and Cloud Hosting

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  • Last Updated : 14 Sep, 2021
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Web Hosting: Web Hosting, as the name suggests, is a type of hosting that makes files that comprise a website available for viewing online as well as allows or enables organizations and individuals to post a website or web page on the internet. It basically provides storage space for websites connected to the internet.  

WordPress Hosting: WordPress Hosting, as the name suggests, is basically a type of web hosting especially optimized for WordPress CMS (Content Management System). It offers resources optimized for the platform and is pre-configured to host a WordPress-powered website efficiently and all technical aspects of running WordPress are managed by the host.  

Cloud Hosting: Cloud Hosting, as the name suggests, is basically a type of web hosting that allows one to utilize resources of multiple rather than single server and become very popular over the past few years. It also stores website data on multiple servers. It also allows for easier load balancing among multiple server environments.  

Web Hosting vs WordPress Hosting  

Web Hosting 

WordPress Hosting

Cloud Hosting
Multiple sites share space on a servers the single physical server in web hosting.  Website share server with other WordPress installed in WordPress Hosting.   It is a virtual of server that contains all files of website.
It is generally optimized to increase Website performance and post website on the internet.It is generally optimized to increase WordPress performance and security.  It is generally optimized to increase the web experience to customers. 
It is planned to solve issues of different clients i.e., shared facilitating.  It is planned to optimize WordPress website for speed and structured explicitly for WordPress based clients and site proprietors.It is planned to facilitate access to applications and data from any location worldwide and from any device using internet connection. 
It provides features like disk space and bandwidth, support and uptime, affordable hosting plan, etc.  It provides features like one-click staging area for WordPress, essential plugins pre-installed on the website, a support team with advanced knowledge of WordPress, etc. It provides features like giving access to control panel, flexible pricing structure, provides assistance whenever required, etc.
It is less costly as compared to WordPress Hosting.  It is more costly as it provides extra features as compared to web hosting.  It is a more flexible and more cost-effective handy-add-on.
It does not provide any handy-add-on services to help the website run smoothly. It provides handy add-on services to help website to run smoothly.  It does not provide any handy-add on services to help the website run smoothly. 
It provides several advantages like improved site performance, high reliability, and uptime, etc.  It provides several advantages like ease of setup, beginner friendliness, predictable server usage, WordPress-specific server usage, etc.  It provides dedicated resources such as processing power, memory, storage space, etc., from pool of servers as well as maximizes uptime and increases performance. 
It is less secure as compared to WordPress hosting.  It is more secure as compared to web hosting because of increased protection against some threats.  It is safe, more economical. 
It gives control over all aspects of the website which can be essential for experienced users.  It does not give control over all aspects of the website therefore it can be essential for new beginners. It gives control over all aspects of website which can be essential for experienced users.  
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