I don’t know about you, but I think a lot of people tend to underestimate things when it comes to starting a business. First, they think they only want to start a business for a short period of time. Second, they tend to apply the method of “do it now, think about it later.” Third, they often overlook several important aspects that can contribute to the success of their business because those aspects might require much more money than their available budget. These things I have mentioned above can result in them stating, “Let’s not think about it, because I’m only in for the business for a short period of time. Those things are not important and they are too expensive.” Yes, people who say something like that usually end up not selling anything even in that short period of time. I remember having to scold my best friend for recklessly starting a business without a plan for the very same reason. What irked me back then was the fact that she was looking to have a cheap website and totally rejecting any idea of getting web hosting services just because she thought she was only in for a short period of time. Speaking of web hosting, if you asked me why it was very important for a business and why my best friend irked me for overlooking this, my answer would be; there is no such a thing called ‘temporary business.’ Once you set your mind into starting a business, you have to think for a long term plan because a business is where you have people rely on what you offer in that business and you cannot simply go on and off with your business – once you start a business, you have a responsibility to offer the best in you to solve your target buyers’ problems. In order for that to succeed, you need to set up a website for your business and in order for your website to offer the best performance and 24/7 customer service, you need web hosting. Once you have made up your mind to set up a website, you certainly need to consider getting web hosting services. So, what is web hosting, what it can do for your business and what types of web hosting that can work for your small business in 2020? Keep reading to learn more!
When we’re talking about web hosting, the simple way to understand it is that web hosting is a necessity for any website. Web hosting is the physical location of your website on the Internet – an online storage center that houses the information, images, video, and other content that comprises your website. Web hosting service providers usually maintain the server where the data associated with your website resides, and also manage the technology that makes your website connect to the Internet. There are many types of web hosting, but we are not going to discuss that because in this article, let’s get to the point and point out which type of web hosting service that will be the perfect choice for your small business.
Yes, the answer is dedicated hosting! I know, I know. You are going to say that dedicated hosting is expensive! Yes, I know that. However, dedicated servers are the top of the line in web hosting. As the name implies, you will have a dedicated server that belongs to you, and you alone. I know some of you might opt for shared hosting since it is budget friendly. However, just like when you rent an apartment with 2 or 3 strangers; you would share one bedroom, one bathroom and one dining table with them. While it might be cheaper to share, would you be able to feel comfortable with them? Could you be so sure that they were friendly people? Could you trust them? Were you sure they didn’t have infectious disease that would harm you? Yes, it would be the same questions for shared hosting. So, what makes dedicated hosting special?
When you have a dedicated server, it means you are renting one physical server from a hosting company. You can have full control over it if you want to. Also, you will get benefits like these:
- Not sharing resources with any other websites.
- High security.
- Fast load times, high uptimes, and optimal performance.
And if you ask me whether you need web hosting or not, my answer would still be like this; yes! Getting web hosting services for your website can help in increasing website load time, having better security (since websites are vulnerable to attacks like malware and virus), having better support if anything goes wrong and of course, with web hosting, it is less likely for you to have a website down time. Can you believe it? Contact us now and see for yourself.