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Here we bring you another helpful blog about the five different types of website hosting explained.
These are a few types of website hosting available, and each has its own advantages and considerations. It’s important to assess your website’s requirements, such as traffic volume, performance needs, and
budget, before choosing the appropriate hosting type.
Shared hosting is one of the most common and affordable hosting options. With shared hosting, multiple websites are hosted on the same server and share its resources, such as CPU, RAM, and disk space. It’s an entry-level option suitable for small to medium-sized websites with moderate traffic. However, since resources are shared, heavy traffic or resource-intensive websites on the same server can affect performance.
Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting
VPS hosting provides a more advanced hosting environment by virtualising a physical server into multiple virtual servers. Each virtual server has dedicated resources and operates independently, allowing more
control and flexibility compared to shared hosting. Each VPS has its own allocated resources, including storage, CPU, and RAM. It offers better performance, scalability, and customisation options for websites that require more control and resources. This makes it suitable for growing websites or those with specific requirements.
Dedicated hosting provides an entire physical server dedicated solely to one website. This hosting type offers the highest level of control, performance, and security. It is ideal for large websites with high traffic or resource-intensive applications. You have full control over the server’s resources, including CPU,
RAM, storage, and bandwidth. This type of hosting provides maximum performance, flexibility, and security. Dedicated server hosting is suitable for large websites or applications with high traffic, resource-intensive requirements, and specific customisation needs.
An advanced type of hosting that’s primarily used by large businesses, colocation hosting means you physically own the hosting hardware. This means you have to purchase the hosting servers that you want to use. That said, you then need to rent space in another company’s data centre. This is because that company will maintain and power your purchased hardware for you. By opting for this method, you eradicate the need to have your own space for the infrastructure that you buy, but you get to keep using your own infrastructure. You also don’t need to worry about overheads such as air conditioning and utilities such as electricity and internet. This is not something a WordPress user would ever need, but it is a type of hosting that you might see, so it’s helpful to know this term as a point of reference.
Managed WordPress Hosting
WordPress hosting is specifically optimised for hosting WordPress websites. It often comes with pre-installed WordPress software and features tailored for WordPress, such as automatic updates, enhanced security, backups and optimised performance. It’s ideal for users who want a hassle-free WordPress experience
without having to manage technical aspects like server maintenance. Managed WordPress hosting can be available in shared, VPS, or dedicated hosting environments, catering to websites of all sizes using the WordPress platform.
This type of hosting is specifically tailored for WordPress websites. These are just a few examples of website hosting types available. Depending on your website’s requirements, you may also come
across options like reseller hosting, colocation hosting, and more specialised hosting solutions. It’s important to carefully assess your needs and choose a hosting type that aligns with your website’s goals and expected traffic.
Here to help
As you can see, there’s a lot to wrap your head around when considering the different types of hosting available to you. Don’t want the hassle? Prefer to focus on building and growing your business and website? Opt for Dalaric’s Managed WordPress Hosting. Leave the setup and technical details to us; we’ll sort the rest!
Offering an all-in-one managed WordPress hosting solution at an affordable price with no hidden costs, you’ll enjoy the piece of mind from only £18 /month.
If you need help or advice about the best website hosting platform for you, do not hesitate to get in touch with the team here at Dalaric Ltd. Offering a range of website maintenance services, we’ll confidently assist you with any queries you may have!
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