While building your website, choosing the right web hosting plan can be a tricky situation. You need to understand which hosting will suit your website’s requirements the best. You need to ensure that you don’t end up wasting your money for a hosting plan that is too advanced and at the same time you can’t sign up for a plan that is below your website’s requirement. In this article, we’ll try and help you understand the different hosting options available to you.
Shared Hosting: This is the most basic category of hosting that one can purchase. Don’t be fooled when we say basic because most websites around the world are hosted on Shared servers. Basically, in a shared hosting environment, the resources of the server are shared between all the websites. If your website doesn’t run high end applications and expects around a couple of thousand visitors a day then the Shared Hosting plans are perfect for you.
Reseller Hosting: Reseller hosting is a hosting service where the account holder can divide his allocated bandwidth and disk space into different websites for end users. Think of this as starting your own hosting business, where you buy bulk from a hosting company and ‘resell’ it to other users at the price you decide. This type of hosting is a favorite amongst web designers, web design companies and entrepreneurs who want to start their own hosting business.
VPS Hosting: This type of hosting is aimed at websites that get higher volumes of traffic. VPS hosting is similar to Shared hosting where all websites are hosted in the same server but each website is given dedicated resources to utilize. So come what may, your resources will always be available to you. This makes VPS better than shared hosting especially when you’re receiving unexpected volumes of traffic. Website owners also get root access to install and run their own applications which is a miss in Shared Hosting plans. If your website has outgrown the shared hosting service, then VPS Hosting is the next best option for you.
Dedicated Servers: Dedicated Servers is a type of hosting that offers you the resources and capabilities of an entire server. With an entire server dedicated only to you, your website is more capable to handle higher volumes of traffic. You also get the option of installing the operating system of your choice and the various applications that you need to support your website. Dedicated hosting is definitely more expensive than shared and VPS hosting but if your website receives loads of traffic then it is worth the investment.
We now leave the decision making up to you. You can check out all available hosting options and the various plans to see which one suits your website the best.
If you still have any questions about any of the hosting options then feel free to leave a comment below, we’ll be more than happy to help 🙂