As mentioned above, there are three main types of hosting: Shared, VPS, and Dedicated. Their working, suitability, drawback, and budget are discussed below.
Shared Hosting: Costs the least, fit for beginners.
Working: Shared hosting providers provide a single server to host a number of different websites. As the name suggests, you will have to share the same server with other users along with the same software applications. Usually, a shared server can host thousands of websites.
Suitability: Such type of hosting services are highly inexpensive as the hosting price for a server is shared between the users. For new users, and those with a tight budget, shared hosting is the most suitable.
Drawback(s): With shared hosting, your resources are at great risk. One broken website hosted on a shared server can bring down all others.
Budget: $1 – $20 per month.
VPS Hosting: Step-up power.
Working: A VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting involves essentially one physical server, but it works like multiple, distinct servers. The main server is configured using software to allocate a customized slice of resources to users. Users are confined in a virtual machine, and the actions of a single individual don’t affect others. Therefore, there is no bad neighbor effect and more independence for the developer.
Suitability: The developers love this hosting service for the obvious reason: independence. A great majority opt for this due to its flexibility in scaling up the resources.
The rapidly growing businesses must consider VPS hosting to align with their growth.
Drawback(s): Although it is the best compromise between shared and dedicated hosting, it is not suitable for people at both entry and expert levels.
Budget: Range from $20 – $100 per month.
Dedicated Hosting: For the Pros
Working: As the name suggests, you have an entire server dedicated to yourself. You have the administrative control of the entire server and it features a range of setup options: the type and amount of memory included, the operating system installed total storage space, and much more.
Suitability: The dedicated hosting has a hefty price tag, and it is only advantageous to pay for it when your business is thriving. Or, if you highly value your privacy and security.
Another factor is the level of expertise. If you don’t have even the basic knowledge of how a server works, and can’t find a person to do that for you, this is not the right suit for you.
Drawback(s): Highly expensive, and require technical expertise.
Budget: The starting price is 50$ at most platforms, and it doesn’t include the cost of system software and hiring a system administrator to take care of the technical details.