Why Do You Need Website Hosting?

Simply put, your website needs to be put on a computer that is connected to the internet 24/7 known as a server so that anytime someone wants to visit your website it is available for them to view. Website hosting companies provide you with the computer that is connected to the internet to place your files.

What type of website hosting is right for you?

Is your website resource intensive? A resource intensive website might contain streaming or downloadable videos or a chat application.

Which hosting company do we recommend?

We use and recommend InterServer. This website (and our other websites) are hosted on an InterServer dedicated server.

You can probably start out with Shared Hosting. If the number of visitors to your website increases dramatically, or if you add features to your website that require more resources, your website hosting company will probably force you to upgrade your hosting plan. You could possibly upgrade to a virtual private server or dedicated server, depending on how many resources you need, or you could upgrade to cloud hosting where you pay for the resources you use and are better prepared to handle unexpected spikes in visitors or in resource usage.

If you have more than one non resource intensive website:

If you have 2 – 3 non resource intensive websites it’s your call whether you want to purchase 2 – 3 shared website hosting accounts or a reseller hosting account. We would most likely suggest purchasing a reseller hosting account if you are planning on adding more websites in the very near future.

If your website isn’t insanely resource intensive and you have fairly few visitors, you might be able to start out with Shared Hosting. As your visitors increase, your website hosting company will probably force you to upgrade your hosting plan. You could possibly upgrade to a virtual private server or dedicated server, depending on how many resources you need, or you could upgrade to cloud hosting where you pay for the resources you use and are better prepared to handle unexpected spikes in visitors or in resource usage.

If you have more than one resource intensive website:

If you have 2 – 3 resource intensive websites it’s your call whether you want to purchase individual shared website hosting accounts or a reseller hosting account. We would most likely suggest purchasing a reseller hosting account if you are planning on adding more websites in the very near future. If you have that one website that is really resource intensive, but the rest of your websites are not, then you can purchase two website hosting accounts, a reseller account and possibly a virtual private server or a dedicated server, depending on how many resources you need. If you have multiple resource intensive websites, you could upgrade to cloud hosting where you pay for the resources you use and are better prepared to handle unexpected spikes in visitors or in resource usage.

Your website is put on a server in a datacenter along with several other websites. You have an account on the server where you can manage your website, upload files, and you are given a certain amount of resources you can use.

You are allotted a set amount of resources on a web server and you are able to create, edit, partition out your resources to and delete shared hosting accounts on the web server with a control panel.

A virtual private server enables you to run a virtual server and use more resources than you can on most shared hosting plans, but use less resources than you can on most dedicated server plans.

With Dedicated hosting, you rent a server in a datacenter. Your resource usage is limited to the bandwidth the datacenter allots to you and the resources your server has (disk space, processor power, RAM, etc…).

Several servers are connected to function together in a cloud and you start out with predefined resources (bandwidth, space, etc…) and you are able to scale up from there at a fee per additional unit of resources you need.

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