Domain & Web Hosting – Simple Tips to Help You

Are you setting up a website and you are a little confused about some of the terms, like domain names and web hosting, maybe I can help clarify things a little for you.

What is a Domain Name and What is Web Hosting?

Much like your house, a website has to have an address, this is your domain name. It tells people where to go to find your website. Web hosting is the “physical” space where your website’s data is stored.

Web hosting plans are generally inexpensive and you can get various plans from different companies. A good domain name and hosting can be had for as little as $10 monthly. You may even be able to find other places that are even cheaper and you can also get discounts if you buy long term hosting.  Ultimately, you should look for the company that gives you the best support.

Shared Hosting Plans

Shared hosting plans are the most popular and suits the needs of many people. Essentially many people share a single server, with each person getting a share of the space to store their websites.

Think of it like this: there is a big storage facility where you can rent one unit to store all your stuff in. Some of the bigger facilities have hundreds of units but you are only using one small portion, your unit. It’s a similar concept with a shared hosting plan.

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Dedicated Hosting Plans

If you have a large website or application that gets a lot of traffic, a dedicated hosting plan may be right for you. A dedicated hosting plan is a better option for bigger applications that get a lot of traffic. A dedicated host simply means that each person gets a single server that’s dedicated to you and your sites. This option is a lot more expensive than shared hosting, usually costing hundreds of dollars a month.

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VPS Hosting Plans

A virtual private server, or VPS is a hybrid of both dedicated and shared hosting. This is a virtual dedicated server where more than one person uses the server. The idea can be rather confusing but think of it as a more expensive (with more options) version of shared hosting and a cheaper (but still with more options than a shared plan) version of dedicated hosting.

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Reseller Hosting Plans

This is for someone or a business seeking to earn revenue. You buy hosting from a dedicated server and then in turn sell shared hosting space to others for a fee of your choosing.

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Conclusion

There is no need to get confused with all the options, work to scale and select the best choice for your business. For the most part, starting small with the shared hosting will handle most of the needs for the small to mid-sized internet business. As you grow and get more traffic (and have more money) a dedicated or VPS server may make more sense.

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