Web hosting is one of the fundamental building block required towards having an online presence. There are various kinds of web hosting, starting from the humble shared web hosting, which give you a web space to upload your pages on a server to VPS (Virtual Private Server) which is also a shared hosting but with fixed resources allocated to your own space on the server, safeguarding the resources required to run the space allocated to you.
There are dedicated servers which is an entire server dedicated to your website, this is required to power larger websites that cannot run on shared hosting. Dedicated servers come in different flavours, there are mandatory dedicated server, this mean the company providing the dedicated server also look after things like the server security, updates and patches.
Unmanaged dedicated server are servers where you have to take care of managing the servers yourself. In hosting industry, there are software used to make running a server easier, they are called control panels, two of the most popular control panels in the hosting industry today includes cPanel and Plesk. cPanel tends to be more popular than Plesk.