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Small business web hosting opportunities explained

Web hosting is definitely not as easy to understand as we may initially think. That is especially the case for the person that is not tech savvy. Such a description perfectly fits the small business owner so it should come as no surprise to notice the fact that bad decisions are often made.
The good news is that all you have to do is to become familiarised with the basics of web hosting. As soon as you do that, you will not be surprised by server comparisons between Wal Mart and Target or what choice is the best for your small business website.

Remember that in most cases you do not need to pay so much for the hosting you will receive. You will just have to focus on one of the basic four web hosting types available at the moment. We say this because most of these sites have under 100,000 daily visitors, in many cases a lot less. Because of this, all of these would work well.

Shared web hosting

In most cases this is low cost web hosting that is perfect for the startup businesses. The monthly associated costs are at under $20. The only disadvantage stands in a lack of control at the hosting service level. If your budget is small, this is definitely the one option that you want to consider first. However, in the event that you want to control everything associated with the website, the option is not that great. Most business owners should consider this as a first option for the first site.

VPS hosting

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. Such a hosting package offers more control but is still limited. The popularity of this type of web hosting is high in the small business that desires control but can only afford some of the limited features.

Dedicated web server

Both co-location facilities and dedicated web servers allow the owner to control a whole server. The problem is that the price tag is going to be quite high. We can say that this is a complex and costly option. It will only work really well for a large company but there are small business owners that are drawn in by the complete control. We have the business that has complete control and access to all server factors. Co-location basically means that maintenance and support is added and the server is guaranteed to have no problems. However, the price tag is usually not warranted for the small business since such a strong hosting control is not actually necessary.

Cloud web hosting

This type of hosting will vary in terms of what is offered from one deal to the next. The choices are practically made based on what the business requires. We have cloud web servers that allow an owner to control features but there are always some limitations. The startup that has inconsistent web traffic should consider cloud web hosting.

The problem with the cloud hosting option is that the technology is quite new on the market. However, it is something that you want to consider because of the advantages offered.

4 Apr 2016 13:57


About Boris Dzhingarov

Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He is the CEO of ESBO ltd brand mentioning agency. He writes for several online sites such as,,, Boris is the founder of and