When you start thinking about a website for your business, you will need to decide on a few things, like the website platform, content management system (CMS), and website hosting. Among these, web hosting is the most important and tricky.

With WordPress.org as your platform and CMS, you will have to know what the best hosting is for your website. Host Geek provides web hosting services including VPS hosting in Australia. In todays’ blog, the Geeks would like to educate you about the various types of web hosting available and for you to choose the best for your needs. You would be able to take the best decision for your business and understabnd why the Geeks recommend VPS hosting.

Let’s get started and find out how you can grow your business with VPS hosting.

There are basically three kinds of web hosting available – shared hosting, dedicated hosting and Virtual Private Server or VPS hosting. It can be confusing and it takes a lot of brainstorming to decide on which to go for. Which of these is right for you and your business? Which VPS hosting in Australia should you go for?

Shared hosting

What does this mean? Shared hosting is like living in an apartment, where you share the amenities or resources available to all the residents, like the common pool or the lifts. All clients’ accounts will be sharing the available resources, features, andproperties with each other on that specific server. This is called shared hosting. The features that are normally shared is the disk space, processing time and memory. All these are features or specifications of the server on which the website will be hosted on. This is the cheapest form of hosting available onthe market.

Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting

This is like staying in your own house in a fenced and shared estate. While you take care of all your amenities and resources, you still share what is common to all. In a VPS setup, there are few resources that are not shared by other client accounts. The resources are shared based on the need or request and on booking system as well. The CPU time and memory are shared by all accounts, but parts of which are also provided dedicatedly to various accounts based on their needs and timely requests. This is how a VPS hosting is different from a shared hosting. Depending on clients’ requirements, VPS hosting can be moderately priced.

Dedicated hosting

In dedicated hosting, you own the entire server. It is more like owning a house on your own land. Whatever resources are available on the server are all yours. There is no other accounts to share the resources with. The entire server belongs to you. This is, however, the most costly hosting compared to shared hosting and VPS hosting.

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So, these are the 3 types of web hosting services available. The Geeks recommend VPS hosting because of the following reasons:

  1. It is affordable, like shared hosting and gives access to dedicated resources too like dedicated hosting. So, you get the best of both the worlds.
  2. A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is highly customisable and you can have your own operating system installed on that as well which is not available in shared hosting.
  3. You have better control on the server. You can install your own apps and restart the server whenever you want to, without affecting other accounts. This is a HUGE advantage of having VPS hosting.

By now, you know the various types of web hosting and how they are different from each other. I have provided you with reasons why the Geeks prefer and recommend VPS hosting to our clients. Also, we know we have the best service to accompany our VPS hosting in Australia. Now, it is up to you to choose the best one for your business. Which one will you choose?

If you require further clarification and guidance on growing your business with VPS hosting, please feel free to contact the Geeks.

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