Before going to buy hosting we must know about some basic knowledge of these technology terms
What is hosting?
Hosting also known as website hosting. Hosting companies have high powered computers it’s called web servers. The web servers help to store websites and other file such as media files, and documents. These high powered web servers always connected to online (most of web servers have 99.99% uptime). So that other computers can be access our website through the internet.
If we own a website we can control, make changes our website through the cPanel (Control panel) that hosting companies provide.
How to buy hosting?
Also read: How to buy domains
1st choose a right hosting for your need:
Look at these features
- Uptime – Mostly good (100%-99.98%) If that is below 99% don’t buy it
- Domain name – Free, If free, how long, Renewal price
- How many domain names can host on one account
- How many sub domains can host on a single cpanel
- Bandwidth – Buy unlimited bandwidth offered
- Storage – 2GB is fairly enough to host a single wordpress blog
- Support – 24 hour support
- Money back guarantee
Let me explain these in details, please grab a cup of coffee. this will take little longer article.
When you are looking to buy a hosting, if you are a newbie, then the choice of package should be shared (Why, because this package is less expensive, whatever gone wrong you can get support from the hosting provider). So you know support coming to place. When talking to support for a beginner this is so much important. Some host provide the support through ticket, live chat, whatsapp, social medias, and etc. For a beginner without support it is impossible to train your self for to self host your blog.
Let me talk about something about the hosting control panel. Hosting control panel means, this is a graphical interface that allow client to manage the files and documents those are needed to run a active blog or website. So better and easy gui make your life better. Currently cpanel is the world best hosting control panel. So choose cpanel as choice when looking for a shared hosting.
Type of hosting services (I define these technical words with usual examples)
Dedicated: This like own a house. You are the boss, and you have all rights to control your server. You don’t have to share your server with others. This is most suit for online shopping websites, or high traffic websites.
VPS: This like you own a Cando, so you have to share car parking and other some facilities with others.
Shared hosting: This like you living in an apartment complex. You and others live in a same location, you have to share most of the common facilities with others. This shared hosting is enough for beginners and medium traffic (10K) websites.
Performance and security
- Shared<VPS<Dedicated (Pros)
- Shared<VPS<Dedicated (Cons)