With so many hosting providers it can be overwhelming to find the best option. I can assist you with finding the website host that’s right for your needs.
There are three major types of solutions:
- Shared Hosting
- Virtual Private Server
- Dedicated Server
Shared Hosting comprises of many websites together on the same server. Typically, this option is usually the slowest; however, it is also the most economical since sharing a server brings the cost down drastically. Another potential positive is a shared host manages the security of your site. For this reason it is crucial that you are meticulous in your selection of a shared host. On average, a shared host charges $10 per month. Currently SiteGround is $3.95/month.
Site Ground is a highly recommended shared hosting provider because it is secure and fast.
Virtual Private Server (VPS)
A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is generally a server that you have total control of. It is faster than a shared host mainly because only a few sites are on the same server. A Virtual Private Server requires more attention than shared hosting since you control everything on the server, including the security. It is very important to properly secure your VPS and continue to maintain the security. With fewer people sharing the server, VPS is more expensive with costs of approximately $50 per month. There are some cheaper options available for a bare bones VPS from a provider like Linode.
A Dedicated Server is one that is used exclusively for your own site. No sharing with anyone. Similar to a VPS, you manage the server including the security. Also similar to a VPS is the need for constant security upkeep of the server. The cost for a dedicated server is usually over $150 per month.