Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 17:11
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So you have a small business and you need a web hosting package, now what? In order to find the best website hosting package for your small business you will want to consider a few things before signing up for just any website hosting package. Here are a few questions to answer so that you can pick a plan that is just right for your small business.
Do you have technical skill ?
If you have the technical skill and resources to fully manage your server, then you will want to choose either a VPS or a dedicated hosting plan where you can manage your own server. If you do not possess the technical skill and resources to manage your server then you should choose a web hosting package that is managed. Shared hosting comes fully managed for you and is included in the price. On the other hand, with VPS and dedicated web hosting packages having your web hosting package managed by your hosting provider will come at an extra cost.
How much traffic do you expect on your site ?
If you expect a small amount of traffic then you will want to go with a shared website hosting package account that offers the least amount of resources. If you expect a small to medium amount of traffic, then VPS hosting is the best website hosting package for your site. VPS hosting also offers your website more control, security and privacy so the small price increase is well worth it. If you expect a large amount of traffic then dedicated hosting is the best web hosting option because all of the resources are dedicated to your website.
What is your budget ?
If your small business is on a tight budget then shared hosting is the cheapest website hosting option. If you have a few more dollars to spare then you will want to consider VPS hosting. VPS hosting also provides you with some benefits of dedicated hosting, so the price is well worth it. On the other hand, if you have a larger budget then dedicated hosting is a great package, especially when you consider the enormous amount of resources that it offers.
Do you need a scalable web hosting package ?
If you currently do not expect a lot of traffic but are looking to build your traffic at a fast rate then you will want to consider a package that is scalable. Shared hosting is not scalable because you are limited in the amount of resources that you can use and add to your account. However, VPS and dedicated hosting are fully scalable so that you can add resources as you need them.
Do you need to be in full control over your server ?
If you need full control then you will want to look at either VPS or dedicated hosting, as they will allow you to download third party scripts at your discretion.