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Various Hosting Packages Available
by richard

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If you are considering creating an online presence for your brand or business, the best way to do so is by building a website.

Websites are basically a collection of files that are stored on a web server through the use of web hosting. It is a way to make these files can accessible to any person connected to the Internet.

While every site needs some hosting, there are multiple ways that hosting can be implemented. To help you determine the best type of hosting for your site, below are the most popular options you can choose from – whether it is for your business or personal blog.

Dedicated Website Hosting

With dedicated web hosting, there is one web server entirely devoted to your website. You can buy you own server or pay for the access to a server owned by a different company.

The main advantage of owning your own server is it is exclusively dedicated to your site only. This implies you have full control over its functions and usage, without sharing it with other websites owners. It also allows you to manage every single aspect of your site.

If you intend to create a large website that will demand a lot of server space and bandwidth, dedicated hosting is perfect for you as it provides you with plenty of the technical resources and power you will need.

Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is great for those who are on a tight budget for a website and it can be used for small to relatively large websites for businesses or personal blogs. However, there are a couple of limitations – you are sharing your server possibly with dozens or even hundreds of other sites.

This signifies that the hosting company is responsible for monitoring each of the website’s resource usage on that same server. Because of this, they can easily suspend accounts for their high CPU usage, RAM, inodes and other limited resources.

Perhaps the greatest advantage of shared hosting is its efficient use of resources even it is costs much less than most other types of website hosting.

Virtual Private Server (VPN)

Although this is a type of hosting that involves a dedicated server being shared by multiple users, the server space is strictly allocated into percentage slots.

A VPN allows each user a portion of the server, solely dedicated only for that particular user’s website. This type of arrangement provides a particular user some of the control, without spending a large sum of money into a server that may have more space than necessary.

The downside of a VPN is is provides limited resources. Even if your site experiences a temporary traffic rise, there is a possibility that there will be less resources flexibly available to meet the need.

Colocation Hosting

Colocation hosting is when you rent some space from a data center. The hosting company provides the storage facility, power and uplink while you supply the server software.

Colocation hosting leaves you liable for the backup system, server software, hard drive, etc. At the same time, you are also responsible for any hardware failures. If this happens, it is also you who will need to replace the hardware.

This type of hosting is for advanced technical webmasters. If you are not one of them, you can choose VPN, shared or dedicated hosting instead.

Managed WordPress Hosting

This is for WordPress users only. This option enables you complete access to your backend settings through your dashboard. This is perfect for those who are not comfortable with all the technical aspects of keeping up with a full website.

WordPress is known for its optimum performance and excellent tech support. However, if you are planning on creating a website that is going to be traffic intensive, it can be a bit cumbersome and slow, especially when your website is running with multiple plugins.

Cloud Hosting

The easiest way to explain how cloud hosting works is to visualize 10 computers, each of the 10 computers working together to create one single server. If one of their websites get an influx of traffic and would require more CPU usage, disk space or RAM, the cloud setup will allow the site in question to share some of the other 9 computer’s’ resources.

This shows cloud hosting can withstand large spikes of Web traffic. Essentially, cloud hosting does not confine you to the physical limitations of a single piece of hardware.

Every one of the hosting types above comes with more plans and optional packages within their category. For example, a dedicated server can be high or low spec and a shared hosting account can be set up for one, five or even ten domains in the same account.

You might think that shared hosting is the option you need but a lower end VPS package might be a better fit for you. You have to find the plan that suits your situation and needs. Connecting with a Web hosting provider will help you determine the kind of hosting your website requires.


October 7th