Choosing your hosting can be difficult for beginners as they are confused by many options and don’t know which one is best for them. So how to determine which hosting is best for me?
Before you start looking for a right hosting, take a moment to think about what you’re looking to get out of it as your needs will affect your compatibility with certain hosting providers and services. A personal portfolio website doesn’t need a dedicated server, just like a high-traffic, high-volume online store shouldn’t cut corners with the cheapest shared hosting plan. You can choose between Shared hosting, VPS server or dedicated server.
In shared hosting, several customers and websites share the same server. Shared hosting is usually simple and uncomplicated, suitable for most first-time hosting customers when entering the web hosting world and upgrading to a VPS or dedicated plan when needed. In shared hosting are server resources split among many sites and performance can suffer as your website grows. If you’re ready to get serious and really boost your traffic, you probably won’t want to settle down with a shared hosting plan. Price, storage, performance and support are all important factors to consider when looking for a shared hosting service.
Virtual private server (VPS) is a middle ground between shared hosting and dedicated server. The physical server is divided into virtual machines and each of them acts as independent dedicated servers. So customers still share a server with VPS but they each have much larger portions and greater control than those with a shared hosting plan. With VPS you can add or remove additional resources quite easily and that’s why they are great for growing online business. When you’re looking for a VPS host look for one with high speed SSDs, managed services for software updates and if you’re not to familiar with linux systems for one with free cPanel licence. As your online business grows you will finally come to the point when you will need to consider dedicated server hosting. In that case all server is there just for you and you can configure it as you wish. You have complete control over it but on the other hand you need someone to take care of the server which can be quite expensive. Dedicated hosting plans are among the most expensive, given the top-notch hardware, managed services, and around-the-clock support. High-end hosting, however, comes with a number of luxury features, including automatic migrations and backups, dedicated IP addresses, and choice of operating system.