Difference Between Shared, Ecommerce, Dedicated, Reseller, Colocation And VPS

Apr 29, 2008

I've had a look at the different types of hosting, and had a guess at the description,

Shared
A machine with many, many domains on each for individual customer.

E-Commerce
Same as above with SSL?

Dedicated
One machine to yourself, one domain?

Managed
?

VPS
You have a dedicated potion of a machine to use as many domains on as you want?

Colocation
You own the server, someone else looks after it.

Reseller
Hard Disk space and Bandwidth to be apportioned to each domain as you see fit, cpanel with each domain so that you can 'resell'

So what type of hosting would I want to host 5 to 10 of my own websites that use around 100GB a month bandwidth?

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