Paid Hosting

[This is part of a series on Website Design]

There are 2 types of paid hosting available - shared and dedicated hosting.

1. Shared Hosting

  • Shared hosting is what most people use.
  • It usually has a web-based easy to use control panel system, such as cPanel. The provider is responsible for management of servers - if it breaks you call them.
  • Linux and Windows based hosting is available from most providers.
  • You will not be provided with a 100% unique IP address - hundreds of websites will have same IP.
  • The main advantage of shared hosting is that it is reasonably priced from a few dollars a month.

2. Dedicated Hosting

  • When you opt for dedicated hosting, the entire server is dedicated for your use only. It is not shared with anyone else.
  • Dedicated hosting is slightly more expensive.
  • Server administration is an additional service to get from the hosting company.
  • You are less likely to have a problem with spam coming from your server.
  • You will have plenty of space and in most can host more than one domain per account.
  • You will have the flexibility to do what you want - you are in charge now.

Additional Advantages of Paid Hosting

  • You've got your own domain name, plenty of space and in most can host more than one domain per account.
  • It puts forth a professional appearance for your site or blog.
  • Maximizes branding via domain name.
  • You can have email addresses with your domain name.
  • You can install web applications with databases requirements.
  • You have the flexibility to do what you want, you are in charge now.
  • You can implement SEO techniques and optimize your pages.
  • It adds credibility to your name.

I personally use Hostgator to host all my website.

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