Are you paying too much for your business website’s hosting?
People of Bury St Edmunds. Every new businesses needs a website, one of the things you should never overlook is the ability of the hosting company you choose to host your website. If you rushed this step to get your site online, as many businesses do, you may be paying far too much. There are important things that you need to consider, is your hosting on a dedicated server (expensive) or a shared server (good value). I urge you to check!
Before you even begin looking at prices we would recommend you go into this educated. You should take a moment to think about what you’re looking to get out of your web hosting. Now this shouldn’t take more than an hour. There is no point procrastinating here. Just like light sleepers probably shouldn’t date people who snore, your needs will affect your compatibility with certain hosting providers and services and the benefits you get from them. For example, most small businesses do not need a dedicated server for their website. Just like a high-traffic, high-content online shop shouldn’t cut corners with the cheapest shared hosting plan. Unscrupulous hosting salesmen that have to hit targets, will not always spell out for you your options so here they are.
What is Shared Hosting?
In shared hosting, your website will be on a server with other business websites. The customer looking at your website will never know this, your domain name (www.somethinghere.co.uk) will still link to your website, there will be no reference to anybody else. Users have no way of knowing what kind of server your website sits on but you do, and using a shared server will save you a fortune with almost no down side at all. Shared hoping is truly simple and uncomplicated. Most first-time hosting customers should turn to a shared package when entering the world of running a website.
Notice above I said ALMOST no downside, for the lower price the server resources are split among many sites, and as such performance sometimes suffers as your website grows to around 100,000 hits annually. Once we get to 100,000 hits, which I hope you all one day reach, your business needs a dedicated server.
High-traffic websites need dedicated hosting, which means you have an entire server to power your website. Dedicated servers are ready to wait on you hand and foot and meet your every need. Customers have complete control over the doting architecture, meaning they can customize security systems, operating systems, load balancers, and more. In most cases without a degree in it, hosting & website architecture, these options will not be used. So how ever many times Hostgator, Godaddy or 1&1 tell you they are needed. It is expensive and over kill for most businesses around Bury St Edmunds. It is the web equivalent of taking out your windows to let a fly out go free. It has the same effect as using a glass, but a lot more expensive.
So in short Coca-Cola equals dedicated server, AS Car Dismantlers in Red Lodge equals shared server and it saves a fortune.