What Type of Web Hosting Services Should You Use?
There are several different types of web hosting services that one could use. Web Hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS, and Dedicated Servers. I will be going over what each of these types of accounts do, and what their intended use is.
The absolute most commonly used out of all of these is just a regular web hosting account. This type if account is very versatile, and can be used for a myriad of reasons. Often times this is the most cost effective choice for the consumer assuming that they don’t need a large bulk of space for their website. This is often the best choice for personal users and small businesses. This hosting plan will offer you everything you could ever need to start up a web store, email accounts, shopping cart software, and database access.
A reseller hosting account is intended for someone who is interested in starting up a web hosting company of their own with a very low risk. The most you would lose per month assuming you don’t resell any web space at all with a basic plan would be 29.95 through eLief. A reseller host is perfect for an entrepreneur who is looking for a great start in the field. Now although this space is intended for reseller hosting, it doesn’t have to be used for that. Once you’ve purchased the plan you can do whatever you want with the space.
Dedicated servers are for businesses that have become so successful that a normal web hosting account simply isn’t enough. You now need an entire server devoted to your hosting needs. This may just be the kind of plan that you want, but you will need to have knowledge on server administration. Though if your business is large enough to be able to afford a dedicated server, than you will probably have an IT to take care of this for you.
VPS (virtual private server) hosting or virtual dedicated hosting can be thought of as a happy medium between a dedicated server and a regular web hosting account. It gives you the control and flexibility of dedicated Web hosting at a lower cost. You will be technically be sharing the same server with other websites, but that server will be divided into multiple “virtual” private servers. Each VPS runs on it’s own without interfering with the VPS hosting of other websites on the same server. You will have complete administrative control over the VPS software.
If after reading this you’re still having a hard time deciding which type if account is right for you, please never hesitate to contact an eLief representative to talk over what type of account would be suit your hosting needs.