Ways to choose the best hosting option for you
There are so many factors that go into this, and things you can get confused by, so we will try to make this as simple as it can be for those of you who are just getting going. Something you should realize is that most hosting providers are all going to be relatively similar with the same features at the lower level. Your natural inclination is going to be to go with the value option, something that is affordable, yet has some good features and offers plenty of customer service.
There is a good chance this is where you will want to start if cost is an issue for you. Shared hosting means that your website is hosted on the same servers as hundreds if not thousands of other websites. While it is inexpensive, this can cause all sorts of other issues. Namely, it can cause your slight to be pretty slow, can cause issues with email deliverability if you are using email services through your hosting account, and security isn’t as good due to so many sites on the same server.
VPS hosting which is also known as Virtual Private Server Hosting is a cross between shared hosting and dedicated hosting, and is the next logical step up from shared. Think of VPS as your own little mini-server within a server. You do not have the whole thing to yourself, but you have a portion of it that’s totally dedicated to you and your sites. So all of the downsides of shared, such as viruses and traffic slow down, do not effect you as much with a VPS solution.
This is exactly what you do not want but love to have. The stes like Wix or Weebly, which offer free online website builders, will give you zero flexibility, and pretty much make it impossible to actually run a business of your site. Only use this if all you want to do is create a site that you will never update about your uncontrollable love of poodles. In other words do not even think about going this route, unless that you really need to.
With shared hosting you have thousands of sites on one server, dedicated hosting essentially means you have an entire server just to yourself. It is fast, expensive, and if you are reading this article, it is not for you, so move along. This type of hosting is the most viable option in terms of security and opted by big corporates.