To avoid misunderstandings, I would like to point out that it is essential to hosting a website on a server so that it is visible to the general public. A website without hosting is like: a car without a wheel, a house without a roof… In short, you understand I suppose :). The quality of the hosting, the server and the person who manages it is by no means a point to be neglected for your presence on the web, especially if it is professional
Bad hosting can hurt a website’s SEO
You have to know that Google regularly visits your site in order to determine who should appear on its first pages of results. A site that has fast load times and low latency is more likely to appear in search engine results. When analyzing the quality of a site, Google does not just check the page load time, many parameters are part of its selection, namely, it also takes into account the uptime. If a site is often down, hacked, slow.
Even if occasional breakdowns are inevitable, it is crucial to reduce them, to foresee them or to anticipate back-up solutions in case of emergency. In addition, a poorly secured server can harm the image of the company vis-à-vis your visitors, but also, therefore, the SEO of the latter. Search engines increasingly appreciate websites whose servers are well optimized on these different criteria. As much as having a “simple website” is no longer enough, it is essential to choose the best web hosting, an outsourcer and finally the server on which your site is stored.
The different hosting solutions
First of all, it should be noted that a good host’s role is to guarantee a high-speed connection, to secure the servers, but also to make the necessary bandwidths available to Internet users. Dedicated hosting, shared server and VPS virtual server are hosting solutions to consider.
The dedicated server
Dedicated server hosting allows you to rent a single server for your site. This type of hosting can effectively meet the requirements of sites with high bandwidth needs. You will be able to benefit from the desired performance according to your budget and your requirements. You will have at your disposal a tailor-made server space, which allows you to install software and store various data from your site. The main downside of the dedicated server is that this offer is necessarily higher in terms of cost. The big advantages are the quality, speed and comfort of page load times.
A shared server is easy to use and has a low cost compared to dedicated hosting. The administration of the server and the configuration of the software do not require special knowledge (although… a minimum all the same). Everything is done to facilitate your work and the management of your space.
The main drawback of shared web hosting ownership is the fact that on average 50 to 70,000 sites can be hosted on the same server. In this case, the power available for each user is obviously not dedicated and you can suffer the consequences of neighbouring sites (bandwidth, blacklisted IP address, etc.). On the other hand, shared hosting remains an interesting solution for the launch of a first website at a lower cost.
The VPS virtual server
As soon as you start to receive more than 300 visits per day, it may be preferable to move your site to high-performance VPS type hosting, it is a compromise between dedicated and shared. The advantage of this type of server is that it allows server control in the same way as a dedicated server. The downside is that you don’t have the benefit of a physical server that you own and therefore don’t have full control over it. You share a hard drive with other users, but your virtual server retains its CPU, as well as its memory allocation. All this will not be affected by other hard drive users in any way. As long as the number of your simultaneous visitors is foreseen in the settings of your VPS, you will not have to worry about the performance of your site. A VPS server is not always flexible because it is installed on a shared hard drive and therefore the resources are already dedicated.
There is no miracle recipe, as for many things you have to find the compromise that suits you best on the various criteria mentioned. Think about your priorities, your requirements and make it your honey! Obviously, if you are looking for the best web hosting for your website, whatever its functioning, its development, CMS, contact me, I could assist you in your search and possibly offer you a personalized formula according to the needs of your site.
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