Free or paid web hosting?

Written by Petr Sejba

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Paid web hosting: (+) You can host your own domain. If you decide to changerepparttar web hosting provider inrepparttar 134350 future, you easily transferrepparttar 134351 domain torepparttar 134352 new provider and don't loose your traffic. (+) Most paid hosts offer 24/7 support via email or live chat and some of them provide toll-free phone support. (+) You can expect better uptime then on free host. Some paid hosts offer uptime guarantee. (+) Paid hosts usually offer enough disk space and bandwith. Futures like PHP and MySQL are standard. Even if you are not programmer you can download plenty of free PHP scripts from internet. (-) Paid hosting coast money :o)

Before you makerepparttar 134353 decision if choose free or paid host you should answer this question: How big ambitions do I have with my website? If you are starting small personal page for your friends consist of a few *.html files then free host will be sufficient. In case you plan to run serious business website, need PHP, database and don't want ads onrepparttar 134354 site I recommend to look for quality paid host.

Petr Sejba runs Web Hosting Reviews (, a list of quality low coast hosting companies. For more information contact him at info*at*webhostingtoplist*dot*com.

Web hosting Basics

Written by Steve Ashton

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As well as sharingrepparttar server resources, allrepparttar 134349 websites also sharerepparttar 134350 same IP. This can be important in some cases as some websites can get banned by search engines for improper behaviour such as SPAM or illegal activities. When a website is banned,repparttar 134351 search engine will blockrepparttar 134352 IP address which means allrepparttar 134353 other sites onrepparttar 134354 web server may also be affected. It is therefore important to ensure thatrepparttar 134355 web hosting company careful monitorsrepparttar 134356 activities ofrepparttar 134357 websites they host or state what kind of sites are appropriate for that server.

  • Virtual Private Server Hosting

    Virtual Private Servers (VPS) share some ofrepparttar 134358 same characteristics as shared hosting but it provides you with a bit more control over your own destiny. Like shared hosting, a web server is divided up andrepparttar 134359 server's resources are split betweenrepparttar 134360 clients. What makes this different is that each partition is given its own IP address and generally, there are a very limited amount of users on each server, ensuring that you get a good share ofrepparttar 134361 server's resources.

  • Dedicated Hosting

    Dedicated Hosting means thatrepparttar 134362 entire web server is 'dedicated' to one website, or one client. A client can host a number of their own websites if they choose to do so. The benefits of this are that you controlrepparttar 134363 server, and can be assured that no one else is doing anything on their website that will affect your site. It also means that allrepparttar 134364 systems resources are geared to your site which will boostrepparttar 134365 speed and reliability of your site. Onrepparttar 134366 downside, having your own dedicated server incurs a much bigger investment and you are responsible for ensuring thatrepparttar 134367 server is always running.

    This can be a great option if you run a large site that will cover these costs and you haverepparttar 134368 technical expertise to managerepparttar 134369 server.

  • Summary

    I hope that after reading this you'll have a better idea about what kind of web hosting plan best suits your particular needs. Remember to look around. There are lots of very good companies out there but there are also a lot of bad one's. It pays to do some research aboutrepparttar 134370 company you choose before purchasing your web hosting plan.

    Steve Ashton is a programmer and web developer. He runs two popular websites, Web Hosting Guide and Domain Names Center.

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