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Matt Walker



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19 November 2021

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What type of web hosting do I need?

Nowadays, creating a website is simple and everyone can do it…. right?

To be honest, I agree with that on the most part. With a little technical know-how and spare time, you may pick a web hosting provider and get a website up and operating quickly. However, before you take the plunge, it’s usually a good idea to do some preliminary study. A lot of words will be thrown around, which can be perplexing to a newbie. Here is my rundown of the most common hosting types offered currently.

Shared Hosting

Shared Hosting is the most basic type of web hosting. This is the most common sort of hosting, and it is usually the cheapest. The amount you pay monthly determines the storage and bandwidth constraints. You don’t have any say in how many other accounts share a server with you.

Pros – Cheap.

Cons – Usage restrictions and generally low spec servers.

Best for – Small business owners dipping their toes in to try web hosting.

Cloud Hosting

The next topic is Cloud Hosting. This occurs on a network of interconnected servers that form the “cloud.” This is generally more dependable and speedier than Shared Hosting, but it comes at a price.”cloud”. This is generally more reliable and faster than Shared Hosting, however, this also comes at a cost.

Pros – Still relatively cheap.

Cons – Usage restrictions and little customisation.

Best for – Small business owners wanting more reliable hosting that can handle increased traffic during busy periods.

Managed WordPress Hosting

Managed WordPress hosting is a sort of web hosting service that focuses on delivering WordPress websites. To “manage” the WordPress deployments, they commonly employ a cloud provider (such as Google or Amazon Web Services) and add their own software layer on top.

Pros – Usually very good performance.

Cons – Expensive for what it is.

Best for – Small business owners wanting fast, reliable hosting with a technical team to assist with WordPress related issues.

VPS Hosting

When huge physical servers are divided down into smaller “virtual” servers and utilised to run websites, this is known as VPS hosting. VPS hosting is ideal for websites that have outgrown shared or cloud hosting but does not require the resources of a dedicated server.

Pros – Cheap.

Cons – Need technical know-how to set up and manage.

Best for – Small business owners wanting low cost, reliable hosting that can handle high traffic loads.

Dedicated Hosting

Dedicated hosting is similar to VPS hosting, except that you use the entire physical server instead of just a portion of it.

Pros – Unlimited configuration and scope.

Cons -Expensive and need technical know-how to set up and manage.

Best for – Established businesses that want to host many sites on one server, implement their own security protocols, handle high traffic volumes, or store huge amounts of data.

Hosting Roundup

Now that you understand the types of web hosting available you can make an informed choice in selecting a web host. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Also, if you are wondering what type of web hosting we offer, it’s a hybrid combination of VPS, Cloud and Managed WordPress hosting.


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