When selecting the best hosting provider for you, you will have to know exactly which types of hosting services they are offering.
In this article, I will go over some of the best types of hosting plans out there that you need to consider. I will also remove free web hosting in the equation since its downsides pretty much outweigh the advantages.
Without further ado, let’s get started.
The first on our list is shared web hosting. The reason why this is the first is that this is also the most common type of hosting plan out there that many people will typically get.
That is because it is the cheapest of the bunch but it has all of the typical features that most users will ever use.
You can spend anywhere between $5-$15 a month and for the price, you are pretty much covered. Of course, you will have to do your own research to find the best possible features for you on a shared hosting plan.
However, there are some downsides to this and one of the major ones is that its performance may not be up to par with the other hosting plans on this list.
That is due to the ‘bad neighbor’ effect where one website might hog up all of the CPUs resources, therefore, gimping your performance (along with other websites) as well.
Unlike shared web hosting where you will share server resources with other webmasters, dedicated hosting is where you will be given an entire server infrastructure all to yourself.
That means that you are given root access and you pretty much have all of the freedom that you want. Heck, you can even install your preferred operating system as you choose, as well as use all of the bandwidth and storage space that you will ever need.
But, with all of these great features come with a huge price tag. So, unless you have the money to pay for this type of hosting plan, you’re better off choosing either shared hosting or another hosting plan, which I will talk about next.
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server and to describe this hosting plan, you just have to think about the middle ground between a shared and dedicated hosting plan.
By using a program, you will be given exact resources that only you can use. This alleviates the worry of having fewer resources at your disposal and thus eliminates the hazards of the ‘bad neighbor’ effect.
However, all of this doesn’t come with a huge price tag. For about $50 or so, you will get a VPS hosting plan.
This is a relative newcomer when it comes to web hosting but it certainly packs a punch. It solves all of the problems of traditional web hosting in that you will no longer have to worry about server crashes or whatnot.
Cloud hosting is the future, they say, and you will find such a service to have varied price ranges depending on the features that you are going to get.