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Completly new to web hosting and design, couple questions.

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Zexie, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. Zexie

    Zexie Newbie

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    I'm looking to make a website to write articles and promote affiliate links and obviously the first step is choosing a hosting, which kinds am i looking for and what would be the difference? Any good suggestions? Budget around 100?.
     
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    You have a good budget; however, if you are at initial stage, then you would find a more affordable package such as shared hosting that normally starts from $2.00 to $10.00/month range. But if you wish to have more freedom + more reliable environment, then you can consider a VPS solution as well. Btw, are you in search for managed or unmanaged hosting service?
     
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  3. Zexie

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    Well if i was to choose VPS , since i have no experience i'd probably need managed service. What would be the price difference? Also, what are the cons of a shared hosting?
     
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    Fully managed VPS usually cost between $30 to $50 per/month range and shared hosting which is generally offered with annual billing cycle costs between $2.00 to $10 per month range (depends on what type of plan you select).

    Current shared hosting packages in the market come up with CloudLinux environment that reduces many cons with this hosting type. The only con till persist with shared plan is limited freedom and tight resources as compared to the VPS. VPS almost offer similar kind of environment like dedicated server where you can install the application as per the need + you get root access to your account.

    But, if you are just starting up and your website doesn't demand many resources then you need to consider shared plans instead of VPS. Once your website starts demanding more resources, then you can easily upgrade the package. The only challenge remains for you to find reliable hosting company that is able to assist you 24/7.
     
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    In starting out, I would not waste the money to get a VPS.

    Stick with shared hosting, and grow when you need to!

    Don't go with the big brands (GoDaddy, Hostgator, iPage, etc) they just care about the bottom dollar! I prefer sticking with the smaller, yet quality hosts that really care about their customers! (RDO Servers, HostLumina, MightWeb are a few I would recommend)
     
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    Ya as it is mentioned above its better you can go for shared hosting at the initial stage and when you feel you need a better performance then you can switch to VPS. The price of VPS will be comparitively higher than shared hosting.
     
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    Since you're new, just go for shared hosting. When your website is getting too many traffic and jammed (or you want root access etc), you can just upgrade it to VPS.