There are many advantages to hosting your own private website or WordPress blog.
You can make it look how you want it to look, and add what you like. Basically,
you will have a complete control on every aspect of your blog or website. now
that we convinced you to start hosting your own blog\web site, let’s take a
closer look at the options for your hosting.
first thing first, Let us start explaining what is shared hosting. well its just like when you rent a small part of a very big powerful server, that’s being shared by many other people and their websites. sometimes hosts can be shared among hundreds of people, and because all those websites are on the same physical server, it can be used by limited amount of websites because of the limited resources (CPU, Memory, Disk ect..), and your website can and will be affected.
Virtual Private Servers - VPS
Once you have been outgrown shared hosting, lets talk about the next level - VPS. first know this, VPS is a little more expensive, but the good part is that its really easy to setup and there is alot of information on the internet for waiting for you to read..
So, VPS is a private, virtual server that exists on a much more powerful physical Server or what they call "machine". But unlike shared hosting, on the VPS you have a guaranteed system resources only for you! So, even if there are much bigger sites then yours on that Machine given to another VPS, hosted on the same machine, dont worry, you will always get guaranteed system resources which you pay for. Think of it as one big computer, running lots of smaller virtual computers inside of it.
remember don’t overload your VPS system so your website will perform better. ohh allmost forgot to tell you guys, once your website grows, you can easily upgrade your VPS to a more powerful one by adding more CPU's, Disks and Memory to it in a matter of minutes, moreover you need no migration :)
VPS Hosting Examples
Once you decided running a VPS know this, you responsible for the VPS yourself, so if something goes wrong with anything on your VPS, your VPS provider probably won’t help you. That’s why it’s so important to backup your virtualy hosted web site (although, on our company WEBSTUFF israel we are willing to help with certain issues).
As for a wordpress website\blog you don’t have to be computer genius to set up, on a self-managed VPS you can easily install a decent control panel like Cpanel (free install and open source) to take care of all the hard work for you in few commands. Then you have a cool web based control panel to manage your websites, databases, email, and DNS's, just like in shared hosting
exept the fact that you can install more then one website on the same VPS.
So now, do you know which type of hosting you need? if I was starting out again figuring what to choose VPS or regular hosting account I would absolutely go with a VPS from the beginning. With companies like WEBSTUFF israel offering cheap, configurable, reliable VPS packages there is really no need to even consider shared hosting.
As I saied VPS hosting is a little more difficult to setup but it’s certainly the best possibly out there.
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