This guide will help you determine which type of web hosting you need to suit your needs depending on what you are planning to do with your package.
Shared web hosting is a basic, yet highly capable hosting solution. In addition, it’s easy to manage, great for beginners and is the most affordable option available.
Shared hosting means you are actually sharing a server with several other accounts. Each person using the server is allocated a set amount of resources such as bandwidth, RAM and disk space. Our technicians manage these shared servers, meaning you can focus on running your website instead of the technical functions of your sever.
Shared web hosting is the ideal option for anyone looking for a simple and easy-to-manage hosting solution at a very low cost. Shared hosting is perfect for bloggers, personal websites and small-medium sized business websites.
Below are some of the packages we offer here at WestHost:
Cloud hosting means pulling resources from multiple web servers to create a virtual “cloud” that several websites can use. All of the servers are connected to one another for maximum redundancy. Since each website isn’t stored on just one physical server, it makes it easy to add scale the resources you need up or down depending on your needs.
Hosting in the cloud is also very reliable. If one server happens to go down, your site will stay available since it is still using resources from other physical hardware.
Another advantage to cloud hosting is the price. Although more expensive than shared hosting, cloud hosting is still a reasonable option for most business websites.
Cloud hosting is great for medium and large-sized businesses, high traffic websites or websites that have potential to fluctuate in traffic depending on the day and time.
Here are our cloud hosting packages:
Dedicated hosting packages allow you to have an entire web server all to yourself. This allows you to use all of your server’s resources as you see fit. You can host several websites on the same server, one or two large corporate websites or anything else you need to store on the server.
One advantage of dedicated hosting is that you get full control over the web server. However, keep in mind that because you have complete control, you’ll be the one managing the technical aspects. This can be tough for beginners and for those who have little technical experience.
There is a managed option that allows for our expert technicians to maintain your server for you.
Dedicated hosting is great for large business, corporate-style websites or anyone looking for large amounts of storage space. Dedicated hosting is also great for tech-savvy clients that want complete control over their server and how it is used.
You can choose between managed and unmanaged servers:
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If you’re still not sure about which package will work best for you, feel free to chat with our sales team!