You have already decided and planned your business model, your website is almost developed and ready to launch your business online. But you’re still confused by different type of website services and hosting plans?
If yes, let's take a look at the most common types of web hosting plans and determine which one would best serve the needs of your business.
Understanding the type of server is really important for choosing the right type of hosting for your business.
Shared Server: Shared hosting is one of the cheapest hosting available in the market, where one server may run hundreds of website. But here the performance of your site not only depends on the load your site but also the load all the other sites are putting on the host altogether. With the performance issue shared hosting can also limit your access to server’s capabilities, generally, these limits restrict you to file upload via FTP or SFTP, restrictions on the program you can run on the server, restricting the shell access and restricting bandwidth and database access your site can perform. This kind of hosting is a perfect fit for businesses with static websites and one who plans to only serve a few pages to a few local customers.
VPS (Virtual Private Server): VPS is better than shared hosting and the next tier up to shared hosting. VPS is the full instance of the server with fixed or variable resources depending on the type of server virtualization. There are more than one virtual machine hosted on the server, but the performance is always better than the shared services. If you want to go with VPS, you should be familiar with basic server management and maintenance. If you are not, Digital Fox can be your best choice for hosting, as we at Digital Fox Software Solutions also provide the management services and you as a business just take of your business and our technical experts will take care of the rest.
Dedicated Server: A dedicated machine located at the service provider’s data center. If you don’t want to share any resources with other sites and don't want to trade-off with the performance of your Application, you should go with a dedicated server. Server management technical skill is a must with the dedicated machine but if you decide to go with Digital Fox management services, Our technical team of server expert will take care of your server, your site security, data management and everything related to dedicated hosting.
Cloud Servers: These services usually run on the giant public clouds. It gives you the freedom to choose whatever configurations suit your business needs and also give you the freedom to scale seamlessly to handle the big traffic surge. but the down-side is the charges for these kinds of services are high and sometimes goes out of the hand of the customers.
Estimating the right amount of traffic plays an important role in choosing the type of hosting: Hosting services are available in a wide range of prices ranging from few ringgit a month to thousands of ringgit a month, but the prices come with restrictions in terms of storage and bandwidth usage. Therefore estimating the right amount of traffic on your site plays an important role in choosing the right hosting and controlling the price you pay for the services. Being honest with yourself while estimating traffic is really important. If you estimate to serve only a few local customers, you’ll never run out of storage or bandwidth limit, and you can surely go with shared hosting or VPS, but if you’re hosting a site that you expect to suddenly feature top list that will stress low-end shared server, then you should pick a dedicated or cloud-based server.
After deciding the right type of hosting for your business, you should always give consideration to the fact, whether you have the right team to handle your site, or you want to go for managed services. Digital Fox managed service will make sure your system is configured properly for your load, we will keep an eye on security issues, patch your software as needed and manage backups among other tasks.