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Popular Web Hosting Services

Feeling a bit lost with all the varying website services and web hosting plans available? Don’t fret it too much, with hundreds of companies all vying for your attention with special web hosting plans of their own, the entire situation can get overwhelming pretty quickly. Not only will you invest time and effort into finding a great provider of web hosting services, but certain technical jargons need to be understood by the aspiring entrepreneur; since it isn’t for everyone, a lot become discouraged during the early stages of the process.

As businesses grow, web hosting requirements grow alongside it; needs increase in volume as well as complexity. In business startups, budget friendly and free web hosting plans may be more than enough for the current website traffic, but as it grows and it begins to feel sluggish, begin looking for a better web server. Here are some of the most popular web hosting services.

1. Shared Web Hosting

Shared web hosting is pretty self-explanatory; the website will be hosted on a server that’s shared by numerous other websites. Shared web hosting is quite appealing because of the low costs; clients pay as low as five to ten dollars a month for using a super server alongside thousands of other websites. A disadvantage of shared hosting accounts is that clients are at the mercy of the other sites they’re sharing the server with. Popular sites can seriously affect the performance of your own websites, meanwhile if you were the popular websites on the server then you experience all the advantages at a low price. Usually, people who start online businesses go for shared hosting plans since it minimizes the initial costs; plus it can handle the humble initial traffic.

Reseller Web Hosting

The main difference between reseller hosting packages and shared hosting accounts are the additional tools that aid the client in reselling the hosting space.

Cloud Based Web Hosting

Compared to the other web hosting services, Cloud Based Web hosting is fairly new and what distinguishes it is that it allows dozens or even hundreds of individual servers to successfully work together so that it appears to be a large single server. The idea behind it is that as needs and requirements grow, hosting companies can simply add commodity hardware to create an even wider cloud or grid.

For those experiencing unusually large amounts of traffic on their website, cloud-based web hosting can accommodate these sudden surges rather than shutting the website down. Websites that continue to grow in traffic and transactions will likely receive more and more online traffic, owners should take it as a sign to switch to a better shared hosting plan.

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