How to assess your hosting requirements

Written on 07 September, 2015 by Karen Lam
Categories Web HostingTags cloud hostingonline businessweb hosting

Many first-timers launching a website are so consumed with things like design drafts and securing a domain name they forget their website will need hosting and that hosting isn’t a one-size-fits-all game.

What is web hosting?

Your website is made up of a bunch of files – HTML, CSS, images – and all of these need a place to live. A web host stores your website’s files on an internet-connected server, allowing them to load when someone logs on to your website.

How do I assess my needs?

Consider the size of your website, the platform you are using to publish (for example, WordPress), the level of security your website requires and your budget. Hosting is usually billed on a month-to-month basis.

What are the different types of web hosting?

Several types of hosting are available, and each serves a slightly different purpose. The three most common hosting solutions are:

1. Dedicated hosting: This allows you to lease an entire server, providing more flexibility and space. Although this type of hosting requires a more significant investment and a higher level of IT competency, it can be the best choice if your website is very dense and needs a lot of system resources. It is also a good option for sites that require a high level of security.

2. Shared hosting: In shared hosting, your website is placed with others on one server. It is a more affordable option than dedicated hosting because you share the cost of the server with other website owners. If you have a large website you may find shared hosting leads to slower load time, as the server is catering for multiple domains and files.

Netregistry offers a shared hosting option called cPanel web hosting, which has an easy-to-use interface and is a very affordable option for small businesses and startups.

3. Cloud hosting: A relatively new hosting model, cloud hosting allows resources to be consumed as a service via the internet. This means you can host your website on the cloud’s server and can add or remove resources such as memory and storage as and when they are needed.

Netregistry’s Cloud web hosting service is the perfect solution for businesses, offering a reliable, robust and scalable server that’s affordable and easy to use.

Find out more about Netregistry’s web hosting solutions.