Why are there so many Web Hosting Options

Having a robust web hosting provider that ensures your online presence does not become compromised is essential. However finding the right solution is not always easy, quite often technical terminology can confuse and many businesses will focus on cost rather than quality and important feaures.

The 3 main hosting options are as follows:

Shared Hosting

Shared Hosting is solution where your website lives on a server with other businesses website (hence the term shared). While they are cheaper, shared hosting is good for smaller websites, those that don't use a lot of bandwidth resources.

Quite often you have set limits such as bandwidth usage and disk space. So as long as your website falls within these limits this option is suitable.

What is Bandwidth?

In its most basic definition, bandwidth describes the level of traffic, and amount of data that can transfer between your site, users, and the Internet.

Virtual Private Servers (VPS) / Cloud Servers

A Virtual Private server / Cloud Server is often again on a shared platform, however the this solution offers enhanced features, notably that you can scale resources as and when you need them, rather than being restricted by the limitations of a physical server. They draw from a pool of processing power, memory and storage depending on your requirements.

Dedicated Servers

With a dedicated server, you have the entire web server for your own use with significantly faster performance at the core of the offering. You will have to pay extra though and you will be in charge of maintenance.

For further Information about web hosting & support

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