Should you have Shared or Cloud Hosting for your site?

Have you ever wondered if you are using the best kind of hosting for your business? Continue reading to make sure you are making the best decisions for your business.

Shared Hosting

Shared Hosting

If you are using Shared Hosting, you, as well as other businesses share the same server and its resources. It’s like you only get one slice of pie! This type of hosting is ideal for businesses that want a website, but don’t have a lot of traffic or consume a lot of resources.

Shared hosting is extremely affordable because you are only getting one slice of the pie vs buying the whole pie. You are just renting a small portion of server space. On the downside, there are severe limitations in terms of performance of the hosting solution.

The most important consideration is as your website starts growing, so does your need for server resources. The slow speeds of a shared server can translate to slow performance. Moreover, if you foresee growth in traffic, shared hosting solutions do not scale well with the increasing traffic.

Cloud Hosting

Cloud Hosting

On the other hand, Cloud hosting servers provide you a secure and scalable solution for your website(s). You have total freedom in the choice of resources (Processor, RAM, bandwidth, and storage) for your website(s).

For medium to high (or even unexpected) volumes of traffic, Cloud hosting is a good choice. Since the performance of your website depends on the server resources of the cloud hosting, the sudden spike in traffic is accommodated easily because of the higher availability of resources.

With Cloud Hosting you get the benefit of root access to your server and are able to manage it all yourself. This does require you taking a more active role in your server maintenance and upkeep.

Please contact any of our Dedicated Experts at (800)305-6995 to learn more about the ways cloud hosting can benefit you!  And through the next month, NetHosting is offering 3 months of free cloud hosting! You can check it out for free to see if you can benefit from a change today!  The sky could be the limit with cloud hosting!


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