So you finally decided to place your site online, now what? There are so many types of hosting options, which one should you choose? Well, the answer is mainly influenced by two factors – your budget and technical skills.
The most basic and economical hosting option is Shared Web Hosting. Your website will be hosted on a server, shared with other customers. This is also the simplest hosting option to manage. It is mainly suited for low traffic sites with basic resource requirements.
The next option is VPS Hosting. A virtual private server (VPS) gives you a fully-fledged operating system of your own, hosted on a machine shared with other customers. This slightly more expensive option gives you some degree of isolation, as well as increased performance and resource allocation.
If you feel that your site deserves a completely separate environment, free of impact of any other customer, and your budget allows it, then a Dedicated Server is the right option for you. Dedicated hosting gives you full, exclusive access to a server. Keep in mind that a dedicated server, whether in a managed or unmanaged hosting environment, requires some degree of technical knowledge.