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What is Shared Hosting?
No room at the Inn
GoDaddy, 1&1, Blue Host and thousands of others have built their business by overselling. For instance, have you ever heard about someone reserving a hotel room or a flight and were told that they were bumped when they tried to claim their reservation? Shared hosting is very similar.
How do they make money?
Hosting providers try to maximize their server resources by filling them to the brim with websites hoping that they won’t get any traffic. Let’s say you can put 50 local pizza shop websites on a server and everyone will be happy. But as soon as you put a site like Dilbert.com on that same machine everyone is going to have a bad time.
The noisy neighbor effect
This is called the “noisy neighbor” effect and is very common among shared hosting providers like GoDaddy. If your site is small and you don’t get a lot of traffic then you may not notice. But if you’re online store is inaccessible and you’re not generating any sales you should look into upgrading. Learn more…
What is a VPS?
A VPS, or Virtual Private Server, is essentially a smaller computer (the guest) inside another computer (the host). Hosting companies take a dedicated server and split it up into a few smaller servers using specialized software so that each website has their own “private” space.
Virtual Private Servers still suffer from some of the same problems as Shared Hosting. Each virtual machine appears to be a fully functional server but is actually constrained by both the host machine and the guest machine’s resources. While each VPS gets a dedicated amount of RAM and disk space, they’re all still on the same computer. High traffic from your neighbor can cause disk, RAM and network contention which has a direct effect on your site. Learn more…
What are Dedicated Servers?
With greater control comes greater responsibility
Dedicated servers are just specialized computers that do a few things really well like serving up website pages. They are typically used by people or businesses that expect a lot of Internet traffic, need more security or control over their website, and don’t want to be affected by other people on their server.
Sounds great! …Right?
Dedicated servers must be managed by someone with expertise in the hardware and software used to run the server. Managing one server isn’t too bad but as your business grows you’ll need to use more servers to help handle the load and more people to maintain the servers. What used to take one person now takes two or three. Suddenly you’ve got more people managing your servers than selling your products. Learn more…