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Types of Web Hosting and How to choose the best one?

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Types of Web Hosting and How to choose the best one?
There are hundreds of companies that offers different web hosting services and choosing the best web hosting based on your need is the critical task for your online business.

In this article, you’ll learn about the major types of website hosting available today and let’s you to find the hosting service that suits your needs.

1. Shared Web Hosting

This is one of the most affordable options out there. Its monthly cost ranges from $5 to $20. Here, you will share a server with other websites. Let’s look into the advantages of it.

The advantages are many
  • No need of huge investment for startups
  • Ideal for website with moderate traffic
  • Getting premium features like SSD,SSL at low cost
  • Free domain name
  • Technical support from hosting company.
The only disadvantage as of now is sharing of resources which mean shared hosting can accommodate, limited number of visitors per month and it varies according to hosting companies.

Few days back, I’m looking to host some websites on shared hosting which can handle some moderate to high traffic per day. I came across Bloggingio FastComet reviews and thoroughly impressed by its features and performance. They are offering Cloud SSD hosting along with free domain name and same renewal price forever. I impressed by their uptime which I think mandatory for any type of online business.

Folks at Bloggingio wrote another interesting article about fastest web hosting provider for WordPress by calculating the uptime and response time of top web hosting companies will definitely help you to choose the best web hosting for your blogs and websites.

2. Cloud Web Hosting

This hosting service has been gaining in popularity in recent times. FastComet too offering cloud based SSD hosting for its customers. Basically, a cloud-based server consists of numerous servers that were designed to work as one. The main advantage of this hosting service is that improved capacity can be attained just by acquiring more individual servers.

The server is cloud-based so it is not directly linked to your system. That means your website will be secure and stable. You won't have to worry about other websites getting tons of traffic. Cloud servers also have great scalability - upgrading the RAM, disk space, and processing power is easy and simple.

Important Note: Most cloud-based servers don't have specific prices. Thus, you will pay for the services you actually used. Don't worry about large fees if you are planning to use the server sparingly.

3. VPS Web Hosting

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. Here, a single physical server gets divided into multiple servers. The virtual servers inside a real server share hardware resources. But they have their own computing resources.

This type of web hosting allows you to enjoy the benefits of dedicated hosting minus the high costs. You will share a single server with other people, so the price you have to pay is considerably lower than that of dedicated servers. This is the best option if you want to prevent "neighboring websites" from crashing your site.

These days, a VPS hosting package costs $50 to $200 per month. The total price depends on the memory and computing power that you'll get.

There are two types of VPS: managed and unmanaged. Let's discuss these types in detail:
  • Managed - This type is ideal for people who don't have the time or skills to manage a VPS server. The technical personnel of the hosting company will take care of your requests and maintain the server for you. With this option, you'll enjoy guaranteed website availability and secure data infrastructure. The speed of managed VPS hosting services is also notable.
  • Unmanaged - Here, the service provider will take care of the server's availability only. They won't help you in maintaining and managing your server. Thus, this option requires considerable technical skills and knowledge from the owner. As the owner of an unmanaged VPS, you will handle the installation, upgrades, and maintenance of software. In addition, you have to backup all your system files because the host won't give you much technical support.

4. Dedicated Web Hosting

This type of hosting lets you rent a physical server. You will get complete control over the features that you want to use. This "root" or "admin" level of access is crucial if you plan to create an e-commerce website

Your website will be the only thing present in the dedicated server. Thus, you can be sure of excellent website performance and availability. All the memory, computing power and other resources belong to your site.

This is the best type of hosting, feature-wise. But it comes with high costs. Most dedicated servers cost $100 and above per month.

Important Note: You will get complete control over a server. That means you need to maintain the server and make sure that it will work as it is supposed to. You may serve as the administrator of the server if you have the time, skills, and inclination for it. But if you want to focus on your website and your business, you may hire a professional server administrator. This option increases the total costs, but you can be sure that an expert takes care of all the complex stuff for you.

5. Reseller Hosting


This is similar to a shared web hosting service. The only difference is that reseller hosting allows you to resell your hosting space to others. This hosting service is highly technical: it comes with complex control panels, billing programs, and other advanced stuff. If you will get this hosting service, you can take advantage of the following:
  • Technical Support - The hosting service provider will take care of the technical problems your customers might experience. When your clients contact you because of technical problems, refer them to the service provider.
  • Name Servers - You will get your own name servers. Thus, your business will appear bigger than it actually is. Ask your clients to point their domains straight to your name server.
  • Website Templates - These templates will help your clients in creating new websites. You can use this feature as a great marketing tool.
This kind of package costs $15 to $50 per month. The better the features and server resources, the more expensive a package becomes.

Conclusion

Web hosting is an important aspect of having a website. There are free hosting services out there, but they involve limited features and tons of advertisements. If you want a high-performing and customized website, you should go for a premium web hosting service such as the ones listed in this article.

Ajax Based Sitemap Widget for Blogger Blog

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Sitemap Widget for Blogger
When I was designing Vestro Blogger Template I created an ajax based featured post widget, I liked How it worked without affecting the performance of the theme. So, Today I'm going to publish a sitemap widget for blogger based on ajax.

Sitemap is a must have page for every blog, it can help to improve your blog navigation and also to reduce the blog's bounce rate.

The sitemap widget we're going to add today shows a list of articles on the latest published order under each categories. A demo is worth more than a thousand words, you can check the live demo below. :D

If you like the widget please consider sharing it with your friends. ^_^

Vestro - A Responsive Blogger Template

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Vestro a responsive blogger template
This is the Second article of the theme series, A New Beginning. Each Sunday, you can check BTNT for new themes. ;)
Vestro Blogger template is a simple stylish 3 column Gallery style blogger template. It has a custom featured post widget on homepage which is designed based on ajax, Thus the feature post will load much smoothly without affecting the page loading.

The images in the gallery are optimized to resize according to the screen size thus increasing the page load time. If your blog is focused on cooking, photography or any other niche which need to feature lots of images.

This theme is the perfect match for you. ;)

Awesome Related Post Widget for Blogger

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Awesome Related Post Widget for Blogger
In BTNT, I've already published few related post widget in the past, It's been a while since I've published a new related post widget. Today I've designed a advanced related post widget using CSS3. It is designed on the focus of matching the Ravia theme but it can be used on any other templates, as the design can blend with other templates also.

Previously Published Related post widgets:-
Check out the Live demo for better understanding.

Activo - A Responsive Blogger Template

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Activo a responsive blogger template
This is the first article of the theme series which I announced here as A New Beginning, Each Sunday, you can check BTNT for new themes. ;)
As I've mentioned before, I'm happy to announce the starting of the new theme series today, Thank you everyone for your support. Today's theme is designed as per a reader's request Pradip Singha, which I got when I announced the starting of the series.
I'd like to thank him for the suggestion. Thank you bro. :) Each week I'm planning to pick one reader's request and design a widget or theme out of it.

So, Guys feel free to mail me if you think of any widget/theme idea, which you thought will be useful if it get created as a blogger widgets or blogger template, I'll publish it here.

Note:- I stopped publishing converted themes. So, please no conversion request (Conversion can be done as paid job exclusively and won't be published, check here for more details). Just give me a nice concept I'll design it as per your wish ^_^

Activo Blogger theme is a theme inspired from focus a genesis child theme. It has a two column layout with simple at the same time neat look, seeing is better than explaining, have a look at the theme and share your views. :)