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An Introduction to Various Forms of Web Hosting

When browsing the Internet for web hosting you will quickly become aware of that there are multiple forms of hosting available. To help you we have created a short guide to the hosting solutions that are the most popular on the market today.

Shared Hosting

Shared web hosting is one of the most popular forms of web hosting and it is a good choice for people in charge of a personal website or a small online business website. Some people claim that shared hosting lacks quality, but the fact of the matter is that it does not have to be like that at all; in signing up with a well-known provider you can rest assured that you will get a quality service even though it is shared. For just a couple of dollars per month you will get plenty of bandwidth, disk space and also excellent uptime, but the uptime average should be checked out prior to making any decisions. To do so, visit a monitoring website beforehand to make sure that you do not partner with web host that has a poor track-record when it comes to uptime. An easy to use control panel is another thing that you should make sure is included in your hosting plan.

Dedicated Hosting

Now, dedicated hosting, also known as dedicated servers, is the perfect match for all of looking for the premier solution within web hosting. If you run a big and popular online business you might need a single server to work for you and you alone. The server is most often stored in secure data-centers which mean that you will not have to take care of the maintenance or reserve any space to store it. Included in a dedicated server is a web server, operating system, required software and of course also connection to the Internet. Another important thing to think about with dedicated hosting is that it comes as either managed or unmanaged. If you only want to be in charge of the content on your site - pick managed dedicated hosting. However, if you or anyone else in your company is a savvy tech guy you might want to sign up for unmanaged web hosting as it gives you more control to tweak and optimize things to your liking.

VPS Hosting

If you need something stronger than Shared hosting but do not need it to be as strong as Dedicated hosting you should have a look at Virtual Private Servers (VPS). A Virtual Private Server is exactly what its name says it is: a virtualization splitting a server into several different virtual servers. Virtual Private Servers is good because it allows for grass-root level access to clients but you will not have to deal with the same hassle, as you at times have to, with dedicated servers. This form of web hosting is especially popular among private persons and businesses that are in need of a customizable solution.

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