When you are thinking of setting up a website for your business, you must decide on hosting before everything else. When you decide on what type of hosting to choose, there are four options – Shared, Dedicated, Cloud, and Virtual Private Servers.
The choice of hosting depends on your business needs and budget. All of the options have their own advantages and disadvantages. Your choice of hosting also depends on your current usage and traffic and what is your desired traffic.
If you are starting out you can go for Shared as it has limited disc space and bandwidth. Depending on where you are at in the business ecosystem, you can opt for Virtual Private Servers, Dedicated, or Cloud hosting.
Shared hosting is where your website is on the same server as other shared websites. The cost of the server is shared among the people. Their configuration is taken care of in terms of setup.
Virtual Private Servers
They are similar to Shared Hosting, where your website is still on a shared server, but a key area of difference is having a separate virtual machine. It is more reliable than Shared, and it usually limits the number of websites per server, decreasing the demand on servers.
In this hosting, you have a dedicated server for your website. You can customise more aspects of your hosting under this plan, whether it is the operating system, memory, or hardware elements.
Cloud hosting is the most popular form of hosting service right now. It is similar to VPS, but in this hosting plan, your company’s website will be on a physical server with a whole network of computers.