What Type of Web Hosting is Best for You?Written by Dave Summits
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What is a dedicated server? A dedicated server is very similar to a VPS, except that you get full server. You get full root access and complete control over it. With a dedicated server, however, comes a lot of responsibility. You need to make sure that server is fully secure. A managed server means that company you are getting dedicated server from will manage it for you, but amount of management that you receive depends on company. If you are interested in a managed server, you should ask host ahead of time about amount of management that they will provide. You can also outsource management. There are numerous companies out there that you can outsource management to. The one I've seen with lowest price that has good reviews is FastServerManagement.com, which is priced at $29.99 a month for full management. I've also read some good things about Rack911.com, but they cost more. You can always manage it yourself, but if using a Linux server you will need a lot of Linux experience, or with a Windows server there are a lot of security flaws that need to be fixed. If managing it yourself, I recommend getting a security scan on your server done to ensure that it is fully secured. For hosting provider, I recommend ThePlanet.com, a very large hosting company which owns 2 datacenters in Texas. They offer servers with a minimum amount of management starting at $199.99 a month (or sometimes more, when they're not on sale). They also have a cheaper line of servers, starting at $99/month, at ServerMatrix.com. You may also want to look at Ev1Servers.Net, which starts at $99 a month, or LayeredTech.com, which starts at $60/month. You could always also do a Google search for "dedicated servers" and get lots of results.
What is colocation? I won't go to much into depth here, because I have no experience with colocation. With colocation, you own a server and you pay a datacenter to hold it for you. They will provide space in datacenter, bandwidth, IP addresses, etc. Some hosting companies that offer colocation provide on-site staff, but others will require you to have your own staff.
This wraps up my summary of different types of web hosting. I didn't recommend any shared or reseller providers because there are so many out there. I recommend going to WebHostingTalk.com to read reviews about different web hosting companies. I didn't recommend any colocation providers because I have no experience with any. I hope that I did a good job explaining all of this.
Dave Summits is an expert in the field of web hosting. He runs two web hosting information websites, Web Hosting Insider and Hosting Insider Blog
Reseller Web Hosting - A Cheaper Alternative ?Written by Jeff Usher
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Previously I had over ten domain names and associated web sites that were costing me around $5 - $10 a month to host. The average months hosting costs were around $50 - $60. Therefore, by setting up a reseller account and transferring my domains and web sites over to my reseller account I made an instant saving of $15 a month.
Now, another extension of this would be to start selling hosting to your friends, after all, you have a reseller account. So if you have ten friends, ask them if they would like web hosting on your server, maybe offer it free to them and ask them to recommend your services to their friends, these can then become "paying" customers. Now YOU can get people to pay for hosting and make back monthly reseller fee. Just sell ten accounts for $3 a month and you have instant income of $30 to offset $35 reseller fee you are paying. So you get hosting for $5 a month for as many domains and sites as you like.
So, with reseller account you have helped yourself, helped your friends, and possibly started making money as well.
Jeff Usher is not a guru or an internet genius. He's just an ordinary guy trying to make his way in the world. Visit his web hosting information site here:- http://more-web-hosting.info if you need more resources and information relating to this article.