Is Dedicated Web Hosting Right For You?
While having a website isn’t mandatory for any business, organization or entity, not having a website is going to limit your ability to market to an ever increasing group of online shoppers.
However, it is not just about having a website, to marketing and maximizing the business potential also means selecting a web hosting service that is right for your needs. Many small companies or startups may initially use shared hosting services to save costs, but at some point in time switching to dedicated web hosting may be in the business’s best interest.
What is Shared Hosting?
Shared hosting is really a self-explanatory term. It means that your website is hosted on a server with multiple other business websites. It also means that the core functions and features of the server are controlled by the hosting company, with only limited freedoms as to what your IT department or your website manager can control.
The biggest concern with shared hosting is the lack of security and control. Spammers can be on the same server, creating crashes, security issues for your business and even result in emails from your company being blocked.
What is Dedicated Hosting?
With dedicated web hosting all the problems associated with shared hosting cease to be an issue. Your business will have full use of the CPU (central processing unit) of the server as well as all the memory.
This means that you also have full control over the server and you have the ability to ensure no one else is slowing the server down. Your customers and clients will have great performance when they access your website, eliminating lag or slow loading issues.
It is also important to consider that there aren’t the limits of storage space on the dedicated web hosting option. This will be important once the website and server use increases as the company grows.