When you make a website and want other people to see it, you will need to publish (or upload) it with a web hosting service. Web hosting is an internet service that allows you to make your website available on the World Wide Web. While it’s possible to host your own web site from a computer at your house, it’s generally better to choose a web hosting provider that stores your web site on fast servers in a data center with fast connections. When you visit any website, your computer is actually connecting to another computer that sends the files to your web browser, which then renders those files into web pages that you view.
There are many different types of web hosting plans, including:
Shared hosting – Usually recommended for new websites, as it’s the most economical way to start a website; its also the most common type of web hosting. Your site is placed on a server with other websites to share the resources.
VPS hosting – Recommended for more advanced users, and those needing to install specific packages or software not provided by shared hosting. Your website is placed on a server with other websites, like shared hosting, but usually there’s less websites per server. Also includes root or admin access to its own operating system installation in a virtualized environment.
Dedicated servers – When you get a dedicated server, your website(s) get access to the full server, since it’s not shared with any other users. Also includes full root or admin access like a VPS. This is the recommended route for websites with lots of visitors (traffic) or custom requirements not available in a shared hosting environment.
Reseller hosting – This service is geared for webmasters, or others, who want to resell their own web hosting service. It’s also a good option for those with multiple websites, as it makes it easier to manage many websites under one control panel.
How do you choose the hosting plan that is right for you?
Shared Web Hosting
This is the basic type of hosting which most people will want. You will be able to host your website and have at your disposal Serveyoursite’s certified 24/7 support for any help that you might need. We are available through phone, email and live chat.
Advantages of Shared Hosting
- Its cheaper
- Its Easy to Use
Disadvantages of Shared Hosting
- You are sharing resources with other users so if one site becomes really busy it can slow down other sites on the server.
- Its less flexible
This type of plan is designed to make you your own hosting company. If you want to sell hosting services for profit, then you want to be a reseller. We also recommend this type of hosting if you have more than one e-commerce website, and need more than one SSL certificate, because each SSL requires its own cPanel. You will be able to host more than one website and enjoy all the perks of shared hosting
Advantages of Reseller Hosting
- More flexibility and freedom rather than just having a single account with reseller hosting you can host more than one account
- You can earn revenue and you will have to spend just a little amount of money from your revenue towards your hosting.
- You are not paying for server maintenance cost , your web host covers the cost and damages.
- You can set your own logo or brand with a reseller web hosting account.
Disadvantages of Reseller Hosting
- Having to Migrate to a new provider-you may begin to feel locked in to hosting provider, since it is a major exercise switching over to a new web host when you have a large number of clients.
- Competition-Reseller web hosting is without question a highly competitive industry
The main point of upgrading to a VPS from a shared or reseller account would be for flexibility in software installations, Apache configurations, and other custom software (ventrilo, ffmpeg, etc). A VPS also provides more freedom to send emails and stream media. A VPS is not a solution to an overly resource-intensive account.
Advantages of VPS Hosting
- VPS hosting is less expensive than a full dedicated hosting plan that uses a physical server.
- Many VPS plans can be customized to meet your needs so you pay for what you want but you do not need to deal with any features you will never need.
- Easily scalable. You can start off in your virtual environment with the minimum amount of resources you need and then as you grow gradually increase your hosting plan to accommodate your needs.
- You have a lot more control over your virtual server than you do with shared hosting. You have root access and the ability to use scripts that are not allowed in the shared hosting environment.
Disadvantages of VPS Hosting
- Limited Resources While you are allotted with separate packages and resources you are shared with others in a physical server.
- Requires technical knowledge – You need more responsibility in installing softwares, software patches, maintaining the server, security issues etc. which you don’t need in shared hosting.
This is the most powerful type of hosting, which meets the requirements and needs of big businesses. Dedicated server owners are allowed to sell hosting services for profit, and you can choose the server specifications and environment. If you have heavy traffic, a very popular site, or a large customer database, then consider Dedicated Hosting.
Advantages of Dedicated Hosting
- Flexiblility & customization which means you can choose the exact hardware and software specifications of the server to meet your needs.
- Dedicated resources and guaranteed performance and best of all you don’t share your server resources with anyone else.
- You have full root access to your dedicated servers and can configure and tweak your setup to meet your needs.
Disadvantages of Dedicated Hosting
- Prior technical knowledge is required – it will be your responsibility to manage and configure the server.
- More expensive – the cost of the server isn’t shared with any other customers.