A Guide to the Different Types of Business Hosting
There are many types of business hosting available for businesses today. In order to find the right business hosting for your business you should consider your business types, the amount of traffic that you receive and the purpose of your website.
The basic type of hosting you can get and the most inexpensive one is shared hosting. Since this hosting is shared, this means that the web space is shared by other businesses that are being served by the hosting company. You can have a problem with the use of bandwidth if you share it with other businesses, especially if they are using most of it. This type of hosting can be chosen by companies who don’t see this as a problem. You benefit from its low cost if you don’t have a problem with limited flexibility. If your business is a startup which still has a few visitors, then this type of hosting is for you.
Dedicated hosting is a hosting service that is entirely yours. In this type of hosting you have full control of the server because it is only used for your website. Running the server can be done by an expert or you can do it yourself. Since you don’t share the server, then this is more expensive that the shared hosting. Sudden increases in your traffic will not be a problem. This type of hosting is used by large businesses whose website is very important for their business success.
Your hosting company can manage your server and this is what managed hosting is all about. The web space is all yours and experts run your server. This is more expensive since you need to pay for expert services.
In collocation hosting your server is stored in a data center. Your server will be renting space in the data center which you need to pay for. Hardware is provided, temperature control and security, and you provide the server and look after it. Colocation is beneficial since you don’t need to invest in infrastructure and you also have full control of your server. If you need to update your server, you need to travel to the center to do it which would incur most costs.
If you need several servers at a time, then cloud hosting is ideal for you. You only actually pay for the server that you need. This is ideal if your business needs more than one server. This is ideal during peak seasons when your website traffic suddenly upshoots.