How to choose a hosting type?

How to choose a hosting type
In this article, you will learn how to choose a hosting type.

Web hosting is a service that helps individuals and organizations to make their site accessible via the Internet. This service usually includes server resources and internet connectivity.

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It is very important to choose a suitable hosting type because web hosting is pivotal to running a website. There are many hosting types available and I will briefly describe which one to choose.

Shared Hosting

This is the most common type of hosting. Companies which offer shared hosting services host many websites on one web server which is connected to the Internet. This type of hosting satisfies the requirements of most bloggers, small businesses, and individuals. Furthermore, this is usually the cheapest hosting option. The cost of server maintenance is amortized over many clients. Shared hosting can usually serve around 10,000 website visits per day.

VPS hosting

Virtual Private Hosting is the next level up from shared web hosting in performance and flexibility, but also in expense. VPS can easily serve up to 500,000 website visits per month and the VPS resources are only yours to use. Virtual Private Hosting dedicates server resources to each VPS, and as a result, you benefit from a generous allocation of RAM and CPU capacity. Thisenables you to run applications and scripts that require high server performance (for example tools on your website).

Dedicated hosting

A dedicated server is a special computer in a network that serves the needs of the network. In comparison with shared hosting, or VPS, a dedicated server is all yours. There is no sharing of server resources. This is a typical option for large companies and corporations. The number of website visits can easily exceed 500,000 per month.

Selecting a suitable hosting type without overspending should be based on analysis of requirements. Try to determine up front the resources your website will need. If you are planning to set up a WordPress, small/medium website, blog or small/medium e-shop, shared hosting is the best choice to start with. If your website becomes popular and the number of visitors rises above 10,000 per day, then consider upgrading to VPS. Start with shared hosting and as your needs grow you can always trade-up in the future to VPS or dedicated-server.

Analysis of shared hosting features

Make sure that the package includes all of the features that your website needs. For example, ensure that an easy-to-use control panel is included. I like shared hosting providers who offer cPanel as a control panel for a website because cPanel is user-friendly. A good hosting company provides a guaranteed uptime of at least 99.90%. This will help to ensure that your website experiences minimal downtime. Technical support for the clients should be available 24/7 free of charge via telephone, live chat and email.

Please also ensure that your hosting provider guarantees security and defends servers against attacks. If your website will take invisitors’ personal information, then installing an SSL certificate is important to help protect that sensitive content. This will help your customers feel more comfortable sharing personal information.

Core hosting features are: storage space (at least 50GB, unmetered), bandwidth (preferably unmetered), number of permitted domains (I recommend at least 2 for small projects and unlimited for webmasters and big projects), MySQL databases (at least 5 databases), and domain registration with free email server (email addresses). Server speed and ping are also very important. Choose hosting providers who have servers with excellent Internet connectivity.

Please also make sure that hosting supports PHP and MySQL.

If you are looking for an excellent shared hosting provider for your website then I could recommend you eHost.

Please read a full review of the eHost features here.

For VPS hosting and dedicated hosting I recommend Inmotion.