If you thought that web hosting was just web hosting, think again. There is much more to know about web hosting then you think. There are four different kinds of web hosting packages that you can choose from and if you don’t know which one to choose you should start paying attention so that you don’t run into problems down the road.
There is free website hosting which is what it says free. But free is never really free you have to pay somewhere if you want anything for free. So if you want a subdomain, limited bandwidth and disk space and lots and lots of advertising on your website that you don’t get paid for then free website hosting is for you.
If you are going for a big business with lots of traffic, then free website hosting is not for you, but if you are a college student with little money or can not afford to pay for a site, then it is a great starter for you until you can afford something better.
There is also shared hosting (like GreenGeeks) which is what most people choose because it is the most affordable web hosting package today. Shared hosting is just that. You share hosting with lots and lots of other people.
You see you get a certain amount of bandwidth and disk space and when you use that up you take it from others who haven’t used that much therefore it is like sharing hosting. The only downfall to this is that you don’t have full control over your server so your website can be affected periodically when others are exceeding their disk space and bandwidth limits.
The one I would recommend if you are serious about your business and if you can afford it is dedicated hosting. Dedicated hosting is when you are the only one using the whole system. It is for big websites as well, but there are many cool features to dedicated hosting.
There are two types of dedicated hosting: unmanaged and managed. You run the unmanaged server while managed hosting is monitored by a skilled web administrator, so if there are any problems, then they can be corrected promptly.
This is the best way to run your website, but it is more expensive. If you can afford it then go with this one, otherwise choose shared hosting.
You can buy a colocation server. It means that you purchase a server, and then a telecommunications place runs it for you. It is very expensive and is for the type of people who are planning on running a large (and potentially very profitable) website.
Now you know how to choose a website hosting service provider better and which one will work the best for you.