As technology involving the cloud grows and increases its function, Cloud VPS hosting has become an excellent choice when considering hosting options for your website. Using this guide, you will learn the difference between hosting plans, and why Cloud VPS Hosting is better than most of the others.
What is Web Hosting?
To start off we need to understand web hosting and the role it plays. Web hosting is the act of storing your website’s data onto a server. In order to have a website, you need a server to host it, plain and simple. Where the tricky part comes is in choosing the correct hosting method.
Shared hosting is the most popular version among website owners and developers. When you are on a shared hosting plan, you are given a certain amount of space and resources on a server. Also, you will be sharing this server with other websites, hence the name. While this is usually the cheaper option, the downfall is that you aren’t able to gain the full potential of that server.
If your site and the others that share that server, all have record days in terms of visitors and actions on your site, your site can suffer from poor performance. As well, most companies that offer shared hosting charge a set fee – meaning you’re paying for wasted space and resources if you don’t use it all.
Dedicated hosting is a plan in which you have a server all to yourself. Only your website’s data will be allowed on this server, and it will stay that way. Having a dedicated server allows you to take on a large number of visitors or actions and not worry about performance, crashing, or any other issues that come with a shared hosting plan.
This will be more expensive than shared hosting but allows for more security and assurance in knowing that other websites will not be able to affect yours.
Cloud VPS Hosting or Cloud Hosting
As we’ve said before the cloud is ever evolving and cloud hosting has been on the rise. Cloud hosting is similar to shared hosting in that the server you are on is also used by other websites. However, there is one huge difference that makes cloud hosting stand alone: you are not stuck with one server.
By using the cloud, your website can utilize space and resources from multiple linked servers. This allows your site to change servers as needed to ensure that your site does not suffer.
To top it off, you only pay for what you are using. Not only do you not waste money on unused space, but you also don’t have to worry about other sites affecting yours.
In the end, you need to choose what plan is best for you and your website. We recommend cloud hosting as it is the best option for the most amount of people and will continue to be upgraded and improved in the future. Once you figure out which plan you would like to go with, you will need to figure out the small details within those plans such as security, storage, customization, etc.
InMotion has proven time and again to be the market leader in not only traditional web hosting, but Cloud VPS hosting as well. Hostingadvice.com rated InMotion a 4.9, stating “InMotion is consistently one of the best hosting providers you’ll find.” To look at our plan options go to InMotion Hosting to compare our rates and find your best hosting plan.