There are many different options to choose from when it comes to web hosting. It all comes down to choosing a plan that fits you or your client’s needs. Each option caters to a different application or stack specifications. Realizing your website needs will help you ensure that you choose the right host and plan for you and your business.
There are several crucial factors that you should keep in mind when selecting a web host service. These include your website type, the resources needed depending on your site or application, your budget, and expected traffic. Below is a quick overview of the six types of hosting and the advantages of each type:
Shared Hosting: The most cost-effective option for low-traffic websites. This is where most people start. If you think this is the right choice for you, click here.
Managed Hosting: Ideal for non-technical users who’d instead defer the more technical tasks to experts. For all our managed hosting needs, we work with Cloud Craft, a Managed Service Provider that leverages AWS.
VPS or Virtual Private Server Hosting: This is the best option for websites that have outgrown shared hosting.
Cloud Hosting: Works best for websites that are growing rapidly and need scalable resources. Again, we work with Cloud Craft, a Managed Service Provider that leverages AWS.
Dedicated Hosting: Expensive option for large websites where you need to be in total control.
Colocation Hosting: The most expensive option that gives you maximum control over the hardware and software. Generally, this type of service is located at a secure facility with backup power and internet connections.
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