There are web hostings around the world that are good, and some not so much. Here is how you can go about choosing the best hosting options to get your website online — in the fastest and easiest possible way.
When searching for the right hosting plan for you, you should first identify the specific needs of your website and then use this to find an excellent hosting plan at the right price.
What is shared web hosting?
Shared hosting is the cheapest web hosting option on the market, and in most cases, all the necessities are present. These include:
With shared hosting, you will have multiple websites that are on the same server, with users sharing system resources (RAM, bandwidth, hard disk space, etc.) Members on hosting can arrange a cap/limit on how much system resources they can use to stop a user from devouring everything.
Many people like to compare shared web hosting to a common house, everyone lives under the same roof. But if someone breaks the fridge or throws a house party, it affects everyone. Similarly, if someone using the shared web hosting sends a lot of spam or is blacklisted, they will take everyone else
down with them.
Shared hosting should be used for:
- personal websites, and
- e-commerce sites.
What is VPS hosting?
VPS (virtual private server) hosting is like living alone, which requires you to be alone to maintain the property. This is unlike shared web hosting. If your site is all about sensitive information (such as billing and credit card information), then this solution is the way to go, as your resources are not shared and you are less likely to be attacked by hackers.
VPS hosting should be used when:
- companies are planning to expand at a rapid pace
- companies are planning to host multiple websites
- high-traffic websites need a lot of bandwidth distribution
One of the biggest misconceptions about VPS hosting is that it is expensive, but this is no longer the case. It's slightly more expensive than shared web hosting, but it's more than worth to avoid the limited resources and security of shared hosting.
What is dedicated hosting?
Dedicated hosting is when you have an entire server for yourself, which means that it is not shared with anyone. This type of transmission is much more flexible than shared and VPS hosting.
With dedicated web hosting, you have full control over the entire server, operating systems and hardware. This kind of hosting is great if your business is growing all the time as you don't have to worry about a lack of resources, and you can lock your server to fight against intrusions and attacks.
The downside to dedicated hosting is that it will set your company back a lot of money as it is the most expensive option. But you will get the most for your money. Additionally, if you encounter any technical issues, such as setting up a server or server crashes, it can be more challenging to resolve.
Things to consider when choosing dedicated hosting:1. RAM
RAM is an acronym for Random Access Memory. This is used to process the information supplied to the CPU (the more frame, the faster the data is processed).2. Control panel
The enhanced cPanel is basically a backend server where you can control everything from databases, files, emails, accounts, and other functions.3. Storage and bandwidth
More storage on your dedicated server means users can store more data for hardware. With enough bandwidth, more significant amounts of data can be transferred from the server at a smoother pace. Unlike a shared hosting package, this will not be limited to a specific limit, which will be handy for larger websites with more traffic.
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