What is Website Hosting and How to Choose the Right One?
To have your website, you need two things: a domain name and then a place where you will store all the files that make up your site. Hosting is exactly that. The website consists of a large number of different files and they should all be stored in a safe place that is always online and accessible to anyone who wants to access it at any time. This is a place where you can rent your space for all files on your website. Your domain name (domain) connects you to your hosting account and displays a website that is stored on your web hosting account.
Since the whole website is stored on a web hosting account, it needs to be reliable, fast and to support all the services that are required for your website to function normally. Also, you need out of hosting that offers enough flow (in other words, the number of visits to your site that you are allowed in the flow) and disk space (the amount of space required to store all the files on your website). There is also a bunch of other terms related to web hosting that we listed at the bottom of this article, for those who are interested in it.
Choosing the Right Hosting
There are literally thousands of different hosting companies around the world to set up your website, and they all offer different packages of space, flows, and prices, many of which are overvalued or do not offer enough for the amount of your money invested. There are three main types of hosting offered by hosting companies: Shared Servers, Virtual Servers, and Dedicated Servers.
If your site is on a Shared server, it will share server resources with other websites on the same server. This is often the most cost-effective option, but it can also lead to poor performance due to great exploitation by other sites with which you share the server space. This is one of the servers that is not recommended if you have an e-commerce website.
Virtual servers are virtual dedicated servers and provide much greater stability and vast resources. They are recommended for a small business based on e-stores and have a decent number of visitors on a monthly basis.
Dedicated servers are basically full physical servers that are assigned to your site only. These servers are mainly used for corporate sites and small businesses that have a lot of work with a high number of high-traffic visits. These servers are the most expensive and at the same time the most reliable type of hosting with the best response to the use of large space and traffic. We will also note that with each hosting account you have, there is a certain number of POP3 accounts with which you can create different email accounts. So, if you have a hosting account with 5 permitted POP3 accounts, you can make a maximum of 5 different email accounts.