A Short Guide About Hosting

Before we get wrapped up in the technicalities of shared and other types of hosting, let’s take a more general look at the industry and what reasons might have led you to this site.

People tend to compare hosting to renting a home, and this comparison surprisingly isn’t too far off. If you live in a home where there are frequent power outages, bug infestations and more, I don’t have to tell you how easy it is to get stressed. Paying for an unreliable hosting provider can invoke more of the same frustration.

These power outages, human errors, and hardware failures can and will occur at some point when you deal with any hosting provider. While these moments will cause downtime for your site (resulting in potential lost revenue), a great hosting company will try to avoid these and remedy a problem quickly should it arise.

Another issue in today’s world is data protection, as evidenced by the sheer amount of brute force and DDoS attacks that one can hear about in the news and social media. Website security has gotten to the point where you need to prioritize the protection of not only your site’s data, but any visitors that may have entered personal information on your site as well, not so different from having a home security system!

Another part of the hosting and renting comparison is design. Depending on your site, you might want to design and develop according to a certain platform such as WordPress or Joomla, or in one of the popular programming languages such as JavaScript or Ruby on Rails. While this may seem like alien jargon to you right now , it actually isn’t much different from choosing a wallpaper or paint coating for a new home.

Of course, the sticking point with most hosting providers is the same issue you’ll find when trying to rent a beautiful home: the price. While different types of hosting require certain investments such as SSL certificates or Dedicated IPs that can be costly, finding the right provider for the best value is something we are here to help you achieve.

So, want to find the best hosting regarding reliability, security, affordability, yet also the freedom to design? Thankfully, you’ve come to the right place! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to drop us a line on our Contact Us page, or through our Twitter or Facebook.

Peter Zaborszky, BestHosting.org Founder