There are many types of web hosting to choose from. But first In order to host your website, it is necessary to have the following three elements:

  • Web hosting: storage space for your files, bandwidth limit and security on a server managed by a web hosting provider.
  • A domain name: the web address where the visitor will be able to find your site.
  • Content for your site: Content, an online store or even a blog on your website.

We will now look in more detail at the various types of web hosting available out there to choose the one that best suits your objectif, your budget, and your level of technical competence.

What type of web hosting is there?

There are several types of web hosting, the main ones are:

  • Shared Hosting
  • Cloud Hosting
  • WordPress Hosting
  • Virtual Private Server (VPS)
  • Dedicated servers

Each type of web hosting has its own specifications that it is good to know in order to host your website in the best possible conditions.

Shared Hosting?

For a few dollars, you can host a website without worrying about the security and the server upgrade.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Shared hosting

Shared hosting is inexpensive, so it’s an easy way to try to set up and run your site without spending a lot of money.

It is also a good starting point if you are unsure about which type of web hosting to pick, you can always start with the shared hosting and then upgrade if you see that you need more ressources.

Shared hosting means that your site shares the same server resources with many other sites, the volume of traffic and spamming practices coming from one of those sites can affect you. If a website on the same server as yours starts getting a lot of traffic, it can disrupt your website and slow it down.

Another factor to take into consideration is that all the websites on shared hosting share the same IP address, this can be problematic if another client using the same server starts sending spam emails towards hundreds or thousands of emails per day without their conscent, then it is highly likely that his ip address or SMTP server might get blacklisted.

And Yes, you guessed it, since you all have the same ip address, there is a change that you will be affected by this blacklisting aswell, and this can harm you by affecting the deliverability of your emails, they will mostly end up in spam instead of reaching the inboxes of your prospects, which can hurt your business and your image significantly.

Now Don’t be alarmed, the decent and top web hosting companies monitor constantly these shady activities to protect their clients from these bad repercussions. But it happens on few occasions, so this is something worthy to keep in mind when you decide to go for a small unknown web hosting company.

Cloud Hosting

Cloud hosting gives you the ability to choose the features you need, the number of server resources to run your site(s) (CPU, RAM, Disk space) which you can customize at any time, for a good price compared to a dedicated server. Cloud hosting allows your site to easily adapt, manage traffic peaks and load pages very quickly using the resources of multiple servers.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Cloud hosting

The loading time of the pages of your website will be extremely fast. Moreover it is possible, with this hosting, to absorb peaks of traffic without worrying.
If you are a very good technician, you will most likely stay on your end. Cloud hosting does not give you root access to configure your hosting.

Wordpress Hosting

WordPress hosting speeds up the loading of your WordPress site, gives it a better appearance and makes it easy to manage traffic peaks.

Advantages and Disadvantages of WordPress hosting

This may be a wise choice if you own a small website or a business and have made the choice of flexibility. Indeed, this hosting will offer you additional security at your site. In addition, you will enjoy a wide choice of themes and plugins.
To use managed WordPress hosting, your site must be using WordPress (content managment system). In some rare cases, some WordPress plugins are not allowed if they have been outdated for several years or have proven to have some security flaws, or hinder the performance of the site. With the abundance of the constant growing WordPress plugins library, you’ll always find what you need.

VPS Hosting

VPS hosting is like a dedicated server only divided into a smaller partition. You have this fact of your own space. You have more flexibility than shared hosting and have root access to your web space.

Advantages and Disadvantages of VPS hosting

Very interesting if you want to enjoy the benefits of a low-cost server. In addition, it requires little maintenance and you have flexibility in choosing the distribution and configuration of the latter.
Other activities on the server may affect you. In addition, you do not have access to all the resources of the dedicated server.

Dedicated Hosting

This choice is good if you do not want to share resources with other sites. In addition, you can configure your dedicated server according to your needs.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Dedicated hosting

Perfect for Big businesses that want to host several websites on a single server, customize the server as they want, store large amounts of data, or manage high traffic volumes.
The price of a dedicated server is often very high. In addition, this requires a minimum of technical knowledge to configure it.

Conclusion

The choice of hosting type is often tricky. First of all, you need to know the different available types of web hosting to choose from but also the needs of your site.

Feel free to ask questions in comment 🙂