What type of website hosting is right for you?
In this article we will be looking at some of the most popular types of website hosting: WordPress hosting, VPS hosting, and reseller hosting as well as which type is right for you. They each have their pros and cons and target different Internet user groups.
WordPress hosting is the most obvious choice for novice website builders. WordPress hosting is a very affordable option with user-friendly plans. The starting package usually comes with built-in cPanel, which makes site maintenance a piece of cake. There are no complicated technical issues to deal with. Even a complete layman can maintain their site on WordPress.
The downside of WordPress hosting is that it can slow down because of how popular it is with users. Being the most popular hosting platform, it is also the most vulnerable to hack attacks.
VPS hosting is a combination of dedicated and shared hosting. When you sign up for a “virtual private server”, you “rent” the entire server for one or more sites. VPS hosting works best for highly customized sites or high traffic ones.
VPS technology makes it possible to run more than one virtualized OS on one dedicated server at the same time. Many find it a reprieve not to have to share their OS with anyone. Users don’t need to worry about other websites on the same server obtaining access to their content “by accident”.
VPS reserves part of a shared server for you, keeping costs down and giving you the freedom to do what you want with your site even if the other sites on the server are doing something different. On the downside, you can be affected by other activity on the server with VPS hosting. What is more, not all the resources on the server are available to you.
Reseller hosting lets a user operate as a hosting company, unlike the other two types. People who go for this option sell hosting to third parties and have a place where they can maintain their site without any downtime. Ultimately, they are offered convenience, potentially at a profit. Adding to this benefit is that the initial costs of reseller hosting are relatively low.
This hosting option makes it possible to create a unique control panel for each of your clients. The typical startup package includes disk space, domain hosting, bandwidth, white labeling and uninterrupted support from the hosting provider.
One distinct disadvantage of this hosting type is that you have to deal with tons of customer requests all the time. Another one is that even the least expensive reseller hosting packages are costlier than WordPress hosting and VPS hosting plans.
To sum up, WordPress hosting is best for novices looking for something low-cost and low-maintenance. VPS hosting is ideal for site owners who want some of the reliability, flexibility, and guaranteed resources of a dedicated server and the low-cost, low-maintenance advantages of a shared server like WP. Finally, reseller hosting is the perfect choice for those looking to host third party sites who want to enjoy unlimited resources and be able to depend on the server 100%.