What is Hosting and What Type of Hosting Should I Choose?
What hosting package should I start with?
It is not necessary to directly start with expensive solutions. You will always have the option to upgrade to a better and more powerful server. From the beginning you need to know that it’s not the price that should drive your choice, but rather the quality of the provided services.
What are the hosting options for websites and applications?
There are several webhosting solutions available, each catering to a specific website need. By now, you may have already come across an array of hosting offers, from simple and free to complex and very expensive ones. Your choice should depend on the resources that are needed to run your website on optimal parameters.
This type of hosting is recommended for beginners who don't want to invest in this direction yet. Even though the service providers are loudly stating that it’s free, we all know that you will have to give something in return. In most cases, you will “pay” in terms of advertisements that will be published on your website by your hosting provider. This means that your pages will have a less pleasant appearance and that the loading time of your website will increase. Usually, this option will not offer technical support and the service quality is generally low.
This type of hosting is the most popular one. Your website will get its own domain, email, database and will share a powerful server with more websites. Usually, the technical support is good, but this varies from company to company and this should be one of the key factors in choosing your web-shared hosting plan.
With this solution your website will be hosted on a dedicated server. This means that you will be renting a server only for yourself, which is recommended for websites with a high traffic volume. It’s powerful, secure, and comes with unlimited software support.
VPS (Virtual Private Server) or Cloud Server
Opting for a VPS means that you will know exactly what you buy: you pay for the amount of visitors that your server can handle and what its overall limits are. The main characteristics of a VPS are the allocation of CPU, RAM, and HDD from a server. So, the amount that you pay for your VPS server will grant you a certain percentage of these three characteristics.