5 Things To Know About Web Hosting


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If you've spent on webhosting sites, you've probably seen terms like shared, VPS, Dedicated, Cloud, Reseller and WordPress. All these represent web hosting sites but not every webhost offers all features but each web host is significant in alot of ways.

Nearly every webhost offers shared hosting which will be your cheapest option. With shared hosting, your website shares a server as well as server resources with many other sites. If you don't expect much traffic and want to keep your web hosting budget small, shared hosting is the way to go. You should expect to pay less than $10 per month. Although keep in mind that hosting is best suited for small sites that don't need huge amount of bandwidth. Since you are sharing resources with other websites, you should be prepared for occasional slowdown. Large bussines that expect big traffic to their site should pick up VPS or dedicated hosting which offers increasingly powerful server specs.

VPS- This is like a power version of shared hosting, except that far fewer websites share a server resources which are also a bit more segregated. VPS hosting also cost more than shared hosting but you should be paying less than $100 per month.

Dedicated hosting- It places your site on a server all by itself. This is the most expensive type of hosting. It may cost you a $100 or more per month for the raw power you get .

Reseller hosting- This let you start your own branded webhosting bussines without worrying about building the infrastructure stratch.

WordPress hosting- It lets you build the site that caters to the worlds most popular content management system.

Cloud hosting- This is entirely different from the rest that lets you easily scale website power across multiple servers although, not every webhost offers it.


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Live web hosting company you are going to use must be able to offer 99% uptime for your website. I hope time will ensure that your website is always present online irrespective of the place where users can visit it from any part of the world. The web hosting must also offer a good cloud backup.