If you are thinking about creating a site for your business, remember that your web hosting server should be chosen with caution, as this is a factor that plays largely into the site's quality and reliability, and can also influence the cost-effectiveness ratio in order to keep the site running.
When choosing the web host for your site, it is important to assess the type of site you want to have, so that you can make sure that the choice will take all the site's requirements into account. For example, some hosts can be better and offer more support for e-commerce based websites, while others are more stripped down and, thus, perfectly suitable for static websites.
Big sites that have to handle lots of traffic will often require a more specific care, like local server load balancing. These solutions improve the reliability of the server where the site is hosted on, raising customer experience and satisfaction as well as security and scalability, in case the website needs to “grow”.
In order to avoid going for types of servers that are constantly down or require exaggerated prices, it is essential to know the most viable options available that match the needs of each site. Small business owners can choose shared servers, due to low investment required by those servers. It consists of hiring server space that is shared with other sites, meaning that a single server divides all resources (such as CPU, network and memory, something that you should pay attention to) between several websites.
If you have the need for a more agile server, the best choice is a Virtual Private Server (VPS). A VPS works like a machine inside another, allowing a specific configuration for the needs of a site. This means that there is no danger of your site going down due to consumption of resources by another website. Moreover, this virtual system allows the configuration of some items according to each specific needs, making scalability much easier.
Finally, there are dedicated servers, recommended for those big sites that receive many hits, as they are physical servers assembled and configured specifically for each case, which ensures that the best and most appropriate resources are available for each website.