Are you looking to start your new blogging website? Well, I have a perfect starting point for you. In this article, I will give a little summary about different type of hostings and which one is the best for you and why. Also, I will tell you about the best VPS Cloud hosting which you can choose to start your online passion.
Hosting is something which you need no matter what you are planning to do on the internet. In today’s world, there are hundreds of hosting providers and to choose one from them is very difficult, especially if you are a beginner. Though there are many articles guiding you about the best hosting that you should go with, I find them missing something or the other. So, I thought of writing this article. Let’s start with the main business now?
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Types of Hosting
It is very important to determine the true requirement. There are mainly 3 types of hosting available to choose for your website,
- Free Hosting
- Shared Hosting
- Dedicated Hosting
These type of hosting services are offered by various different hosting providers. It provides you easy access to web without any hassle. You can get a free hosting from many providers some of which I will list below at the end of this article. Usually, free hosting is for non-critical websites or for some college projects. These type of hosting doesn’t guarantee uptime and the bandwidth and transfer speed is very low. You must be very careful in choosing this type of hosting, especially if you are going commercial. Here is the link to free hosting provider….
This hosting is shared by more than one user therefore the name Shared Hosting. It is similar to sharing a same bed among two. If anyone of the two is heavier and bulky than the other, then he will ought to take up more space. The same goes with the shared hosting. Your resources are shared between multiple users and if one of those users gets high traffic or uses more resource than the other users gets affected. Shared Hosting is affordable and if your business does not need many resources than shared hosting is probably the best option for you.
This type of hosting is used by big businesses to hold their application and data. Dedicated hosting is like having the entire server to yourself. There will be only one user using the resources of that server and nobody else. It also gives you a great deal of flexibility to install or update any application on the server. The only thing is that it will cost you a little more (a lot more) and on top of that you will be responsible for the security of your own servers and the applications that runs on it. If you are big organization then this option is for you.
Virtual Private Servers (VPS)
This comes as a life savior. It is a perfect mixture of dedicated hosting in the price for a shared hosting (a little more). It is very similar to buying your space on the servers as in the case of shared hosting, just that, you rent a server instead. This server is not a real one instead?of a virtual machine offered to you by your provider as a service. Each server runs its own operating system. Once you sign up for it, you will be asked to choose the operating system. Once you make the purchase then you will be given a super user access to that VPS which will enable you to install almost anything on your server.
Another benefit of using VPS is that you no longer have to take care of the security or the maintenance of the server. You can even pay as you go. Unlike the case of Dedicated hosting where you have to pay no matter if you are using it or not.
Best VPS Cloud Hosting Provider
Again there are many options to choose from?but don’t worry, I’m here to solve your problem. I have tried quite a few and have come to the conclusion that DigitalOcean offers the best service for the most affordable prices as compared to all its competitors. It comes with a wide range of prices to choose from starting at just 5$ per/month. It delivers fast and smooth environment and will surely help you boost the performance of your application. The best thing about it is you can get up and started in less than 5 minutes. I don’t remember if anyone offers this type of service at the blazing speed.
- Deploy in Seconds
It takes less than a minute to get deployed and start running. Simply sign-up with your favourite operating system and the droplet deployment will take less than a minute or two to startup.
- SSD Performance
One good thing I like about DigitalOcean is that it uses complete SSD solutions for its compute block and storage which boosts the performance of the overall system. Thus making it fast and efficient.
- Highly Scalable Storage Volume
You will not have to worry about the storage. DigitalOcean provides you the ease and power to attach a storage upto 16TB to a single droplet. It’s quite a number for someone who has just started.
- Team Work
Yet another feature which makes you fall in love with droplet. It allows you to invite multiple users and set permission for each and every single user depending on his/her role. This greatly reduces the work of an administrator by giving the restricted access to the respective team member.
Apart from all the good and useful features, it also offers various discounts. You can get one such discount by registering yourself through this link here. ?
I found it quite affordable when it comes to the pricing. It has a flexible pricing system based on your needs. Either you can pay your bills monthly or by an?hour. It depends on how you are planning to use it. Their minimum package starts with 5$ per/month which is pretty awesome if you are just starting up. Here’s a snapshot of their pricing range from their website.
[Last Update – 16th April, 2017]
Dreamhost Hosting Provider
It is yet another hosting provider that I fell in love with. Recently, I installed a website for one of my client using Dreamhost Hosting Provider and I was totally delighted by the ease and service that they provide. Digital Ocean requires a little more expertise in the field but hosting with Dreamhost is bliss. It also has a great support system to assist you 24×7. You will never feel lost with Dreamhost solution.
If you are not a Server Guy and by server guy I mean you don’t like terminals to work with instead you prefer beautiful UI to setup everything for you then Dreamhost is the way to go. It is affordable and gives world class performance. You will never get a low score on Google Pagespeed Insight related to Server Response Time and thus your website will load faster and users happier. See the pricing.
VPS hosting has made it really easy for the people to start their careers through internet without having to pay a-lot nor do they require to have good technical skills. All they need to do and understand is basic computing stuff. If you are serious about starting up your online business or a blog or if you are confused to take a decision, then I would suggest you to go with the DigitalOcean. I have used it, in fact, I’m still using it and can tell you with surety that you will fall in love with it.
If you know any other hosting then share the knowledge in the below comment section. And as I said I will give you links to the free web hosting providers at the end of this article? Well, here it is? Follow the article on the best free hosting providers,
And as always,
Be my aficionado 🙂