Many years ago, when I first started designing and maintaining websites, there were just a few choices for who would host my site. Nowadays, there are hundreds (if not thousands) of hosting firms all competing for clients. While most hosting companies provide similar services, it’s critical to determine if they can meet your unique requirements. My initial requirements were for shared hosting, but as my requirements developed, I needed a VPS, or Virtual Private Server.Do you want to learn more? Visit How Many Sites on a Dedicated Server
Shared hosting originally appealed to me because of the low cost, which is kept low because all clients on the shared hosting help keep the server operating costs low. This was a good choice for me at first because I only had three websites and didn’t do any e-commerce or need more server access. When my total number of websites grew, so did my hosting company’s demands and needs. I required the ability to instal and run operating-system-specific applications and scripts, as well as the ability to reboot my server as needed. I also needed to be able to do all of this maintenance myself. I required a Virtual Private Server, which was an easy solution. A Virtual Private Server gave me complete control over my server, allowing me to tailor it to my individual needs. I could now run on a top-of-the-line operating system, instal all of the scripts and applications I wanted, reboot on my own as required, and have complete control!
Consider everything a shared hosting or VPS host has to give when making your decision. Are their servers located in the United States (or wherever you want them to be)? Is their uptime satisfactory? Are they reasonably priced, most importantly? Both of these considerations will assist you in selecting the best hosting provider.