How to Chose a Web Hosting

So you have a domain for a website or a blog which needs to be hosted. What do you do? How do you go about choosing the web hosting service best suited for you? Keep these three important factors in mind!

Define Your Content and User Traffic

The first step to take is to evaluate the kind of content your website or blog is going to contain. Also it is good to take measure of the kind of traffic you expect. Of course, when the traffic increases you can opt for a web hosting which can handle it. However you have to start somewhere and it makes sense to take stock and have a rough idea to decide where to start from.

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Define Your Content and User Traffic

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Potential to Scale

This is an essential point to consider while choosing a web hosting. No matter why you are planning to host your domain, you would obviously want to increase the traffic and visitors. So your web hosting service provider should be giving you a lot of room to grow and expand. Migrating your site or domain to the next level of the web hosting should also be easy and hassle free. Many a time, we tend to look at the cost and forget considering this very important factor.

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Potential to Scale

Potential to Scale

Technical Specifications and Web Hosting Company’s Support

Technical Specifications and the Technical Support given by the web hosting service provider are important aspects to consider. Even if you are going to host a small blog, it is good to have at least a basic idea on the requisite technical specifications.  Understanding the kind of technical support you can avail of is crucial as it will give you an idea about the contingencies you have to think about. By evaluating the technical specifications and the support provided, you will be able to gauge the different options available and choose the most appropriate one.

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Technical Specifications and Web Hosting Company Support

Technical Specifications and Web Hosting Company Support

Apart from these three main factors to be considered, take a look at the following table to evaluate your requirements with the web hosting you can opt for.

Free Web Hosting

Features, Pros and Cons:

  1. Web hosting is provided for free.
  2. Presence of Advertisements which cannot be removed.
  3. Migration to other web hosting options is not easy or may not available.
Free Hosting

Free Web Hosting

Most Suitable For:

  1. Small blogs for circulation within a closed network.
  2. Blogs started without any serious intent of scaling.

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Shared Web Hosting

Features, Pros and Cons:

  1. The web hosting charges will be less.
  2. Web hosting shared with a plethora of websites on a single machine and hence can handle only minimal content.
  3. Usually comes with the option of upgrading to a Virtual Dedicated Web Hosting or a VPS.
  4. No irksome advertisements.
Shared Hosting

Shared Web Hosting

Most Suitable For:

  1. Blogs with less content and traffic, but which intend to scale.
  2. Very small websites with minimal content designed for project purposes.

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Virtual Dedicated Shared Web Hosting (VDS)

Features, Pros and Cons:

  1. Although many websites share the web hosting from a single machine, the number of websites is much less when compared to shared web hosting.
  2. More space available in virtual dedicated shared web hosting (VDS) and hence even software applications within your website can be run efficiently.
Virtual Dedicated Shared Hosting

Virtual Dedicated Shared Web Hosting

Most Suitable For:

  1. Small businesses and blogs with a medium level of traffic.

Dedicated Server Web Hosting

Features, Pros and Cons:

  1. A single server to host only your website.
  2. RAM, Space, and Hard Disk will be solely for your use.
  3. Is  way too expensive as compared to other web hosting packages.
Dedicated Server Hosting

Dedicated Server Web Hosting

Most Suitable For:

  1. Corporate Organizations and businesses with heavy content and photos
  2. Blogs and websites with a large user base.

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Above article is carefully crafted for beginners amateurs with less technical knowledge. Hopefully now you can understand how to successfully swim across the plethora of options available to choose the best suited web hosting.


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