When you want to make a choice in what type of web hosting you would prefer it will be between shared hosting and dedicated hosting. There are many arguments for both shared hosting and dedicated hosting. Now we need to shed a little light on this web hosting situation.
First, let's deal with the question of server access. If you choose to use shared web hosting you will be sharing space with other businesses. We’ve all been told that it is good to share but that is not always true in the world of web hosting. In the world of web hosting shared hosting is synonymous with limited access.
1. A limited access approach to web hosting means that your access is limited through a control panel that is provided by the hosting provider. And if the web hosting provider is in charge of the control panel then they are in control of your access. A lack of control to your web hosting means a lack of control for every part of your web hosting needs.
On the other hand, a dedicated hosting server gives you complete and total access. Full access in the form of dedicated hosting means that you get the final say in all web hosting decisions. Dedicated hosting also gives you access to the remote desktop manager, which allows you to have access to the machine’s desktop.
2. Next we look at web hosting from the perspective of exclusive use. Getting back to the concept of shared web hosting the question needs to be asked, how much do you like to share? With shared hosting you are sharing a server with roughly 500-1000 other websites. And, that's a lot of neighbors in your cyber neighborhood. With these many other websites clamoring for web hosting you may not always have access to all the server's resources. Other websites may be taking up more web hosting resources than you are.
A dedicated hosting service, however, gives you exclusive access to all the resources the dedicated hosting server has to offer. Your information alone is responsible for the performance of the server.
3. Finally lets deal with scalability in regards to the issue of web hosting. Most shared web hosting services do not allow you to install your own applications on the web hosting service. They have a set configuration and they do not go outside the box, thereby limiting your growth. A dedicated hosting service gives you complete control. Your IT department can install any applications that are necessary for your web hosting needs. Again, more control means a more effective web hosting service.
Looking at your options, it would seem that dedicated hosting is what is needed for most web hosting needs for online businesses. Dedicated hosting gives you more control, and in the world of web hosting it's all about control.
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