Web Hosting Explained: Shared Hosting vs. VPS. vs. Dedicated Servers

If you want to get a website online, then web hosting is almost a requirement. Picking the right kind of web hosting for your website can be tricky, and nobody wants to end up with a web hosting account that is way too big, or way too small.

In this episode of Hosted, Scott will take you through all of the different types of web hosting that you can get with HostGator. From shared hosting to a Dedicated Server, Scott covers them all, as well as providing examples as to what types of websites would work best with each.

In this episode you will learn:

00:00 – Introduction
00:56 – Shared Hosting
01:36 – WordPress Hosting
02:36 – Virtual Private Server
03:42 – Dedicated Server
04:32 – Gator Builder

Shared Hosting:
Shared hosting is the most basic and affordable type of web hosting plan available. Web hosting companies invest in servers where all the files that make up their customers’ websites are stored. For the customers that opt for a shared web hosting plan, their website will live on the same server as a number of other websites.

WordPress Hosting:
Managed WordPress hosting is a type of web hosting plan that supports websites built on WordPress specifically and provides a number of features to make running your website easier. That often includes updating to new versions of WordPress automatically, managing automated backups, and scanning your website to recognize security threats.

VPS Hosting
VPS hosting, which stands for virtual private server, is a step up from shared hosting. While you still technically share a server with other websites, the portion of it you rent is partitioned off from the other parts. This makes it much more, “your own space” than being on a shared server, and allows for higher levels of customization.

Dedicated Server
Dedicated server hosting is when you rent a full server from a web hosting provider, all for yourself. For big businesses, websites that get a lot of traffic, and anyone who requires the absolute highest level of security, a dedicated server is how you get there.

Gator Builder
Gator Builder is an all in one solution that comes with built in web hosting. It also offers an AI builder that will build your website for you after just a few easy questions. This is a great way to get a website up quickly, and for a great price.

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