Hosting is an absolute need for all online businesses. Without hosting, it is impossible to get people to your website. Without people visiting your website, it is very difficult to sell products or acquire new customers online.
While there are a lot of hosting options available today, to stay competitive in the online world it is crucial to select the right hosting plan. The most common options on the market are Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Managed WordPress Hosting, and Dedicated Servers.
What is Shared Hosting?
Shared Hosting refers to a web hosting service where multiple websites are hosted on the same server. The server computing resources are split up into many pieces to accommodate for many websites on the server. While many hosting companies advertise unlimited bandwidth and resources on their shared hosting plans, the reality of it is that you are only allotted the resources available at any specific time. It is quite common for large web hosting companies to oversell their server resources to offer the lowest monthly prices. Though the price tag on these plans may look attractive, they are often not sufficient for small to medium sized businesses as server uptime and site loading speeds are not always great.
What is Managed WordPress Hosting? Managed WordPress Hosting is a service where all technical aspects of running WordPress is managed by the host. This includes security, speed, WordPress updates, daily backups, website uptime monitoring, and scalability. Managed WordPress hosting is available to offer a completely hassle-free experience, so you can focus on running your business and doing what you are good at. One of the best parts about Managed WordPress hosting is the premium support. Managed WordPress Hosting is a great option for small to medium business that don’t need the customizability of a VPS.
What is a VPS? A Virtual Private Server is a virtual portion of a physical server that runs its own copy of an operating system. It differs from Shared Hosting in that the server resources are software defined and allocated so that they cannot be used by other websites on the same physical server. They are a perfect option for small to medium business that don’t need the full resources of a Dedicated Server, but need dedicated resources for optimum website performance.
What is a Dedicated Server? A Dedicated Server is a physical server that is that is leased out to a user. The user has full access to the server and can install the operating system and software of their choice. It is the most powerful type of hosting plan and is the most customizable. Dedicated Servers are a good option for medium to large businesses that require significant server resources, top-notch performance, email stability, and flexibility.
What Hosting Plan is Right for Me?
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