What is shared web hosting?
Shared web hosting is a service where many websites reside on one server connected to the Internet. Shared hosting is economical and effective for most web sites. No matter the size of your business, or even as an individual user, planning and creating an online presence requires storage space for your website. The storage space and corresponding server and systems are where a shared hosting service comes in. A hosting provider supplies the storage space and services for a website to appear on the Internet.
Storage space is also called web space. Provisioning web space on a server, providing the necessary network connections and compute requirements is done for a fee. The hosting customers rent web space and compute services from a web hosting service provider.
Shared Web Hosting provides web hosting in the most cost effective format while also offering customers high technical standards. Shared hosting is the ideal web hosting service for entry-level businesses. Shared web hosting servers are home to multiple websites allowing your site to share server CPU resources with other websites.
What are the differences for each plan?
For shared hosting we have four plans, Basic, Budget, Corporate, and Corporate Plus. If you are just starting out on the web and only have one web site, the Basic plan is the perfect choice. If you need more than one site and don't need a lot of email. data transfer, or databases-- the Budget is a good step up from Basic. If you need more than a dozen email accounts or databases, choose the Corporate or Corporate+ (for greatest speed and the advanced Plesk hosting control panel). Whatever you choose, you can change plans at any time.
All our hosting plans include Free and Automatic SSL and access to our Free and Easy Website Builder.
Are there other types of web hosting besides shared hosting?
Of course, other popular types of web hosting include the following:
- VPS - A Virtual Private Server or VPS is where a server is divided in individual logical servers. Each website is logically isolated from the others hosted on the same machine. Although the hardware is shared with other websites, your compute resources are your own.
- Cloud - is similar to VPS except that the resources which run your site are part of a cluster or group of servers assembled to act as a unit from which resources may be allocated.
- Dedicated - a dedicated server has resources which are totally in your control and are not shared among other websites. Dedicated servers are a stable and reliable way to ensure your web site can handle large spikes of traffic and have guaranteed resources.
- Custom - Some business workloads require a tailor-made solution, for example a Private Cloud Cluster complete with virtualized networking built upon a group of dedicated servers. Contact AVATAVA for a custom quote.
How do I choose a Reliable Hosting Service Provider?
There are varying factors to consider when choosing your service provider. It is best to look to an experienced provider who can offer you purpose-built services for your web projects, as well as easy service plan changes as the need for system resources fluctuates.
You should also look to a provider with transparent pricing, flexible packages and contract terms which suit your needs.
Does AVATAVA have any apps which can be installed with just one click?
Yes, we have apps which can be installed with one click such as WordPress, phpBB, and many other popular apps. If you have a particular app in mind just let us know- we can often add an app to our repository on request if it is not already there.
What is the difference between web hosting and a domain name?
Both web hosting and domain names are services. Domain names are a registration, or database service whilst Web Hosting is a service which consists of the storage space for your web site files, processor power, email services, and more.
Domain names are where people may find you on the web, you should choose a name which is short, distinctive, and memorable. Domain names are registered via Top Level Domain (TLD) Registries. There are many TLDs; the most popular is the .com TLD. Your web hosting provider is often the best source for registering a domain as your provider should provide the DNS services to translate your domain name into a Internet Protocol (IP) address which is located at your hosting service. In short, a Domain Name only registers the name in a TLD (yourcompany.com) and a pointer for DNS, while a web hosting service actually provides the DNS servers, serves up the site(s), email service, and provides the actual work of your site.