In today’s digital world, it’s important to have a web presence whether for business or personal reasons. It is vital that the best web hosting is chosen for your business needs.

There are three different levels of web hosting: shared, VPS and dedicated. All are available in either the Linux or Windows environment.

Shared Hosting

Shared web hosting is the most common type and is where most people begin their web sites. This type of service has many sites on one server, with their own allocated disk space and resources. It uses a control panel such as Plesk, cPanel or DirectAdmin which lets the user set up databases, upload files and create email accounts. The major administrative tasks such as security and software updates are taken care of by the hosting company.

VPS Hosting

A VPS, or Virtual Private Server, is basically a server that has been partitioned off into several smaller “virtual” server environments, which function operate as separate environments from each other. A VPS offers more bandwidth and disk space than a shared hosting account and is a good choice for web sites that draw more than an average amount of visitors, such as blogs.

Dedicated Hosting

Dedicated web hosting is the top level of web hosting. With a dedicated hosting package your website runs on one server and does not share that space with any other websites.  This type of hosting is quite pricey and is for very high volume web sites and blogs. Like VPS, it offers managed and unmanaged options. The price per month can vary quite a bit between different hosting companies, so it’s best to shop around and ask questions before making a commitment.

But, you don’t need to worry about these options.

HSS Designs will assist you in choosing the right hosting option and can arrange for your site to be moved to a different type of hosting as your business grows.
At HSS Designs, we only use top end website hosting to ensure maximum reliability and value for money.  From our experience we have found that cheaper hosting is not reliable enough for a professional business, and do not recommend it for your business.

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