Shared, Reseller, VPS, or dedicated

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Resellers are for people who host multiple sites or want to start their own hosting company. You are sharing a server with several other people. Unlike shared account, most reseller accounts come with a generous number of domains hosted allotment or unlimited number of domains. You andrepparttar people you host also riskrepparttar 134374 chance of suffering performance setback if any ofrepparttar 134375 accounts onrepparttar 134376 server drains too much CPU or RAM usage.


VPS(Virtual Private Server) is for those people who needrepparttar 134377 control of a dedicated server but cannot affordrepparttar 134378 price. In a VPS, you are guaranteed a certain amount of CPU usage and RAM usage. While this may be restrictive at times, it savesrepparttar 134379 risk of other people onrepparttar 134380 server bogging your site down. VPS accounts generally have full root access and can install their own software. VPS acts as a dedicated server except with less space, CPU, and RAM. You are usually sharing a server with a few others on a VPS account.

Dedicated Server

A dedicated server is a server fully to yourself. You do not sharerepparttar 134381 server or resources with anyone else. This is generally for high-intensive sites or sites that have alot of visitors. With a dedicated server you have full root access,can install your own software, and can do pretty much whatever you want withrepparttar 134382 server. Dedicated servers are generally pretty costly in terms of price. This kind of hosting is best suited for a busy portal or forum.

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There are many free web hosting options on the web, but do some research before you use one for your online business.

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What happens if you want to switch to another company beforerepparttar period is up? Sometimes there’s a charge to keeprepparttar 134373 domain name or to transfer it. This should be clearly stated in their FAQ's or inrepparttar 134374 text ofrepparttar 134375 hosting contract before you agree to use their service.

Do you have enough bandwidth? Many free web hosting services are providing their services in such a way that you will need to upgrade your hosting package if your site has any degree of minor success. The tipping point is usually bandwidth. That is a measure of how much text, pictures, ftps etc. you can send to your web customers every month.

The Bandwidth in your contract is measured on a monthly basis. Checkrepparttar 134376 contract to see if there are any fees for going over your monthly amount, or if you will lose your free hosting privileges.

Free host today, no host tomorrow There is a very high turnover for free web hosting services that heavily depend on advertising revenue. Evenrepparttar 134377 most successful web companies will find that their advertising revenue varies on a monthly basis. Willrepparttar 134378 company suddenly go out business if they hit a three month slump?

There should be a written policy on what happens to your content if they site suddenly goes out of business. Can you still access your files? Is there an alternative URL or login site with your information? How much time do you have?

You are only as reliable as your hosting service Check outrepparttar 134379 statistics onrepparttar 134380 uptime for their servers. This applies to any hosting service, whether you are paying or not. If their uptime is inrepparttar 134381 low 90’s and below, then try to find another hosting provider.

You are taking a big risk if you use a free web hosting services for your business site. The inability to control your advertising, high turnover rates amongrepparttar 134382 free hosting providers, and variable contracts usually spells disaster for e-commerce sites.

To run a successful online venture, 24-hour live customer service, high uptimes ratios and control of your advertising space is a must. These features are alsorepparttar 134383 major weaknesses ofrepparttar 134384 average free hosting provider.

A better option for you company would be to sign up for an affordable or cheap web hosting provider. You will have many service options in this category and can usually avoidrepparttar 134385 limitations ofrepparttar 134386 free hosting companies.

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