When using website services, the first consideration is web hosting – the source code, images, movies. Let me explore some common web hosting concepts to make the right choice. Commonly used web hosting to run WordPress and PHP websites based on many criteria that you can choose for yourself. Currently, hosting is divided into 5 categories as follows:
1. FREE HOSTING
Free hosting means a service that allows users to sign up for a hosting package at zero cost. This type of hosting is often new to web developers or does not have the funding to hire a private host to search and choose.
Free hosting is a suitable choice for newbies to learn about the web or have little money.
ADVANTAGES OF FREE HOSTING:
– Completely free, no monthly rent to build a website.
– Does not require much technical knowledge to administer.
Disadvantages of free hosting:
– Most of this hosting does not support adding separate domains.
– The allowed resources are not high, even very low.
– Slow speed.
– Extremely poor security.
– Many vendors require users to hang advertisements on their websites.
– Most software configuration is outdated and prone to errors when installing WordPress.
2. SHARED HOSTING
Shared hosting is not a type of hosting shared by others for you. Shared hosting means hosting packages (including free and paid) that use the same resources on the server like RAM, CPU, disk space, bandwidth … These shared hosting packages are on the same physical server.
Shared hosting is a hosting package that uses shared resources on the server.
ADVANTAGES OF SHARED HOSTING:
– Easy to use because there is always a separate control panel.
– Anyone can use it, getting acquainted takes only a few hours.
– Get technical support from technicians when problems or errors occur.
– Cheap price, usually ranging from $ 2 to $ 12 / month.
– Users can install multiple websites on a shared hosting package.
– Can install the software needed to run the website.
– Users only need to buy shared hosting and install WordPress source code.
– High speed provided you buy a shared host at a reputable supplier.
DISADVANTAGES OF SHARED HOSTING:
– Limited resources, some vendors limit CPU, some vendors limit bandwidth, capacity …
– Relative security because of sharing a server system, so if other websites on the server are attacked, users will more or less be affected.
– Sometimes it will take time to connect, making the website inaccessible.
– Only suitable for small and medium websites (about 0 to 5000 visits per day).
3. VIRTUAL PRIVATE SERVER
VPS also functions as other hosting types, because it is also located on a physical server. But the other is that it is given a certain amount of resources for independent use, not affected by other websites on the same server. We realize that if your website grows beyond the allowed resources of shared hosting services, the optimal solution that you should aim for is the VPS service itself.
Virtual Private Server is allocated a certain amount of resources for independent use.
If in shared hosting, you have the pre-installed operating system, related applications to run the website, in VPS it is different. It will not install anything, except operating systems such as Microsoft Windows Server, Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora … Therefore, you can choose the operating system yourself, many VPS providers now support customers manually reinstall the operating system when there is a problem. Usually, the average price for a VPS service at this time ranges from $ 15 / month to $ 300 / month, depending on its level.
ADVANTAGES OF VPS:
– High speed due to not being affected by other websites.
– Good security because not affected by the “neighboring” next.
– Freedom to customize all settings in the server for the best web running.
– Install as many software as you like.
DISADVANTAGES OF VPS:
– Users need knowledge of computer network administration and understand how it works, hard-to-use horizontal hands.
– If you do not manage yourself, users will lose the cost of VPS administration services ranging from $ 45 to $ 100 per month.
– Users are solely responsible for the data stored on it unless you use additional VPS backup services