In our previous blog post: Where Should I host My Site? We included considerations for hosting your site and the thought process held within. Let’s talk now about what different types of hosting there are available to your business.
This is where the one server hosts many websites (sometimes thousands).
Virtual Private Server (VPS)
This is where you are given dedicated use of a portion of the server’s resources. From your point of view, it looks like you have your own server, but with a lot less processing power and memory.
In this case, you are given sole use of a full physical server. All the processing power and memory are yours to use as you want.
Technically, this is built on top of either a VPS or dedicated hosting platform. Good managed hosts will also look after security, speed and updates for you.
With this kind of hosting, your website doesn’t exist on only one server, but is copied to multiple servers all around the world.
Where do we stand on this? There is no right answer, it takes consideration and review to ensure the best quality hosting for your website. The correct path to making the right decision is through consultation with your website build team.
If you work with a partner like us here at Skypoynt your website build team should advise and choose for you the correct level of hosting all as a managed service.
Down the road, the connection with the person who builds your site and the hosting of your site is crucial to speed and up-time.