Thanks for stopping by for web hosting recommendations.
My name is Shawn Collins, and I’ll do my best to make this all clear and easy for you.
It can be complicated and overwhelming to decide which web hosting company and plan is best for you.
The first thing you need to know is the difference between the three most common types of web hosting plans: shared web hosting, VPS (virtual private server), and dedicated web hosting.
Shared web hosting is the most common type of website hosting service, because it’s usually the least expensive kind of hosting that still has the features needed by an individual or small business. As the name implies, you’re sharing a server with other people. These sorts of plans start at less than $10/month.
VPS, or a virtual private server, is sort of a tricky one to explain. Technically, it’s both shared web hosting and a dedicated web server. It mimics a dedicated server, but on a shared server. The cost falls in between shared and dedicated web hosting.
Then there is dedicated web hosting, and with that plan, you’d have an entire server to yourself. With that exclusive use of the server comes a much bigger price-tag. This option is typically for more established sites that have a large amount of traffic.
I would recommend looking at shared web hosting if you’re just getting started or your site isn’t that big, yet.