What Business Hosting Type Does Your Business Need?
There are many types of business hosting available for businesses today. The best way to determine which is the best hosting for your business is to consider several aspects like the nature of your business, the amount of traffic that you are expecting, and what your website is for.
Shared hosting is the most common and the most inexpensive one. This type of hosting means that you share the web space with other companies that the hosting provider provides hosting service for. The problem, however, with this type of hosting is that you share bandwidth with other businesses and you can find yourself having little bandwidth to use if the other clients are using most of the bandwidth. You only choose this type of hosting if you are certain that this will not be a problem to your type of business. This is still a great choice since it is cheap and if limited flexibility is not a problem to you. Most start ups with few visitors use this type of hosting.
Dedicated hosting is a hosting service that is entirely yours. It is only for your website that this server is used and you have full control over it. Running the server can be done by an expert or you can do it yourself. Exclusive use of the web space makes it a more expensive service. You will not have any trouble if there is a sudden increase in your website traffic. If you have a large business with a very important functioning website then this type of hosting is for you.
If your hosting company runs the server, then you have managed hosting which is also a dedicated hosting service. In this type of hosting experts run your server and since this is also dedicated then you have all the web space to your website. Since somebody manages your server then you can expect higher charges for this type of hosting.
Colocation is a hosting service where your server is stored in a data center. When you store your server in the data center you actually rent space. Hardware is provided, temperature control and security, and you provide the server and look after it. The advantages of colocation is that you don’t have to pay for the infrastructure and you also have full control. If you need to update your server, you need to travel to the center to do it which would incur most costs.
With cloud hosting you can use several servers which you can gain access to when you need it and pay for it. You only actually pay for the server that you need. Normally, you only require one server but sometimes, you business may require more. This is ideal during peak seasons when your website traffic suddenly upshoots.