Setting up a website will necessarily require you to think about hosting it. For many of us, now is the time to wonder: but what exactly is it and what are the main choices available to me? To answer these questions specifically, read on.
Small summary of web hosting
Briefly, web hosting consists in making a website permanently accessible to internet users, via access to a server. As the owner of the server (s), the company with which you do business therefore becomes the host of your website.
The data which codifies a website (including the HTML and CSS code) are gathered in several files and then deposited on a server, itself administered by the host. The data contained on the server will then be translated by your browser to allow the website to be displayed with all these components as it appears before your eyes. Note that additional services may be offered by the web host such as antivirus protection for your site or a backup service.
Far from being offered under a single formula, hosting comes in several forms, each of which has its strengths and weaknesses. In either case, the servers will need to have efficient bandwidth (at least 100 Mbps, which means that the download speed will be around 100 megabits per second).
The different types of web hosting and their prices
Shared hosting consists of allowing many sites (which can be counted even in thousands) to share the resources of a single server. As the server is thus occupied simultaneously by a large number of sites, the costs relating to this option are considerably reduced and therefore range between $ 5 to $ 10 per month.
Although this choice has an economic advantage, it presents a very vexing problem. Indeed, if one of the sites is very busy, it will monopolize a larger part of the memory and will harm, by the same fact, the functioning of other sites whose loading speed will be reduced.
However, if loading speed is not a particularly important factor for you, shared hosting may be a good idea. We are thinking here especially of sites in development, sites whose configuration does not present a high degree of complexity and those which have a low or medium level of traffic.
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VPS hosting, on the other hand, works much the same as shared hosting. The first difference that opposes it is that the server is only shared with 20 websites, which is significantly less than in the previous option.
In a second step, this type of hosting avoids the annoyance of seeing the loading speed of its site slowed down due to too much traffic on another site, because all the sites which are hosted on the server benefit from the same share of memory.
Regarding the configuration of a website, the possibilities are also much wider with VPS hosting, which is a significant advantage. As for the price of VPS hosting, it varies between $ 20 and $ 250 per month.
Dedicated hosting, for its part, consists of hosting only one site per server, which is mainly used for sites with a high traffic rate per month (several tens of thousands of visitors) as well only for those whose confidentiality of information is vital. In addition, large companies prefer this type of hosting because it provides high-level protection against potential attacks by hackers. As a price, dedicated hosting will cost around $ 125 per month.
Even if dedicated hosting seems to be preferable to VPS hosting, it is important to know that the best version of the latter can outperform the performance of dedicated hosting, provided of course, to pay the price.
Free hosting: but what is it?
As the name suggests, free hosting consists of benefiting from free space on a server.
Of course, whoever provides the space needed to host your website will still make money with this service by putting advertising space on your site. Note however that this solution lends itself more to hosting a page more than a website.
How to define your web hosting needs?
Before choosing one type of web hosting more than another, it is important to think carefully about several elements including:
- your monthly budget;
- the traffic of your site per day;
- the times when the traffic level is highest;
- your technical support needs;
- your data privacy needs.
Web hosting price summary table
|Type of web hosting||Average price|
|Shared hosting||$ 5 to $ 10 per month|
|VPS hosting||$ 20 to $ 250 per month|
|Dedicated hosting||About $ 125 per month|
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