Hosting is a very important service since it is where your domain name and all the content of a web page are. Also, key aspects such as the security of your site and the loading time depend on this service. According to a 2019 study by Portent, a load time of 0-4 seconds is better for conversion rates. To achieve this, you need powerful hosting.
What is hosting?
Hosting is an online service that allows you to publish a website or web application on the Internet. You “rent” space on a server that stores all the files and data of your website so that it works. Your hosting provider keeps the server running, protect it from attacks, and transfers content (text, images, videos) to your visitors.
Whether you have a blog or an e-commerce, you need a hosting service. There are several types of hosting that fit the different demands of companies and users. These are the most popular hosting options:
This is the most popular option among small businesses and content creators. With this type of hosting, you share a server with other clients, hence the name. In this way, several clients share the resources of the server, such as the CPU, processor, RAM, etc.
Its main advantages are low cost and ease since we do not need technical knowledge to use it. Most have a user control panel, but server maintenance and administration are exclusive to the provider. Their main drawback is that you have little or no control over settings. Also, they have slower loading speeds.
VPS Hosting (Virtual Private Server)
When you use a virtual private server, or VPS for short, you are also sharing a server with other users. But, in this case, your web server assigns you a completely separate section. This means that you get an exclusive amount of resources and memory. This is the best option for medium-sized businesses with lots of traffic. In this case, the loading speed is not affected. Some of its advantages are stability in loading times and performance. The price and the need for technical knowledge are two of its “cons” when considering this option.
Cloud hosting or Hosting in the Cloud
This type of hosting distributes its functions on several interconnected servers in the cloud. This way, your website will not be hosted on a single server. When one of the servers is busy or has a problem, the traffic is automatically routed to another server. This makes the website have fewer errors and have the highest speed. One of its characteristics, which can be positive or negative, is that the payment is on the go. So you pay for the space you use (as it increases) and not through pre-established packages.
Dedicated server hosting
A dedicated server web host gives you a physical server, dedicated only to your site. These give the most flexibility. You can set your server as you want: choose the operating system and software and set it according to your needs. Besides full control of the settings, it also has the highest security of all. For this reason, it is the most expensive. We recommend it for larger companies or those with e-commerce.
When creating a website, thinking about the type of hosting that works best for you is key, as is obtaining a domain name that represents your brand. Join our community and learn more about how to have a successful website.