All about web hosting!
There are three different types of web hosting
If you’re considering setting up a website for your business, it’s likely the
question of web hosting will be on your mind. But what exactly is web hosting, how can you approach it and how much
will it cost? For all the important information, read on!
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Web hosting in brief
Essentially, a web host works like a partner for your website. Your web host will
be the owner of a server which will host your website. This will make it accessible to online users and browsers
alike. In a nutshell, the web code which makes up your website will be gathered and placed into a server owned and
operated by this host. All of the data collected is translated into a viewable form that allows for your website to
appear in the proper fashion in browsers and search engines alike. There are also other services that may be
offered by the web host, including
antivirus protections as well as alternative backup services.
It’s important to mention that web hosting comes in several forms and each of
these have their own pros and cons. Regardless of the type of web hosting, effective bandwidth management is
The different types of web hosting
There are essentially three different types of web hosting services, as explained below:
Shared web hosting is
inherent in the name, as it allows for several websites to share one server. This is one of the cheaper options,
as the server itself is split between several sites. Choosing shared hosting should cost you between $5 and $10
Although the price is right when it comes to shared hosting, there are some
disadvantages involved with this choice. If another website on the same server happens to be particularly busy, it
will dominate the server’s memory and thus, your site could suffer from a slower download speed. Of course, if
download speed isn’t too important for your website then this option could work in your favor. Shared hosting is
recommended for sites under development, or those which are uncomplicated or experience low levels of
VPS (Virtual Private Server)
hosting and shared hosting have a lot in common regarding the way that they operate. The biggest difference
between these two is that VPS hosting is only shared with 20 websites. Another point to mention is that your
websites download speed will not be overly affected. This is because the sites you’ll be sharing the server with
will are all given an equal amount of memory. The price of VPS hosting varies quite a bit between $80 and $450
per month, but the possibilities with this option are much brighter and broader. But use these prices only as a
vague guide, as they change.
If your website experiences heavy traffic or contains confidential information,
then dedicated hosting is
the right option. This type of web hosting consists of one server hosting a single website. Larger companies and
corporations generally choose this hosting option, as it protects against cyber attacks. This style hosting will
ring in around $125 per month. In some scenarios, VPS hosting will be preferred, though remember the price may
end up being higher.
|Your web host provides a wide range of different
usually all available as part of your web hosting service
To consider before choosing a web host
Some factors to consider before choosing your host include your budget, the amount
of traffic you’re expecting, time of day when traffic is busiest, technical support and data confidentiality needs.
Once these factors have been determined, you should be able to move forward with choosing a web host!