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What Type of Hosting is Right for You?

There are several different types of hosting, including virtual, dedicated and cloud hosting. Each has its own benefits and downsides and we’ll give you a brief rundown here.

Shared hosting is a web hosting service where many websites reside on one web server that is connected to the internet. The option is very slow and you have a lot less control over the configuration, but it is the most inexpensive option as the cost is shared by many users. Shared hosting includes system administration, which is a benefit for those who do not want to deal with it, but a deterrent to those who want more control.

Dedicated hosting is a great option for those who want more control as the client leases an entire server and doesn’t share with anyone else. With this option, users have full control over the server including their choice of operating server and hardware. It offers high performance, email stability and security. The downside to dedicated hosting is that it is expensive. Due to the relatively high price, dedicated hosting is mostly used by websites that receive a large volume of traffic.

Cloud hosting is ideal for enterprise and mobile applications. It provides hosting on virtual servers and is available as a service rather than a product. The client can tap into their service as much as they need, depending on the demands of their website, and will only pay for what they use. Cloud hosting is reliable because the website is hosted on a virtual partition, which draws resources from a network of underlying physical servers. If one of those servers goes offline, it won’t affect the availability of the website because the virtual server will continue to pull resources from the remaining network of servers, which are in different locations.

If you are looking into hosting options for a new or current website, Red Technologies can help you determine which option is right for you. Call 612-310-7972 or check us out HERE.

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