Let me throw some techy-jargon at you: bandwidth, server disk space, CPU clock-speed, and caché. These are the main points you want to examine to figure out your technical requirements. Don’t worry though, we’ll explain everything in human.
Bandwidth: A measure of how much data can be transferred through your server. Proportional to how much activity (page loads, comment submissions, etc) can happen before the service provider will start throttling your page speeds. Most hosting providers now show bandwidth as a monthly value, often in terabytes (TB). Depending on your website, as little bandwidth as 50 GB can allow around 25,000 visits to your website per month.
Disk Space: How much storage space you have on the server. 3 GB is usually more than enough for most business websites. This one takes only 2 to run! As we add more blog-posts and content this number will slowly start increasing. We optimize all of our images and files for this purpose.
Caché: Unlike the previous two terms, which were dependent on hardware, caché refers to the process of keeping track of the most used items in a server to facilitate and speed-up loading times. Some servers offer amazing caching, while others offer none at all.
So, what are my options?
All this being said, and considering that you have not gone with a website-building platform you have two main categories: shared hosting and dedicated hosting. What’s the main difference between the two? Shared hosting means that the server you are using is being shared by multiple clients at the same time, each of which will have one or more websites running on it. Dedicated, on the other hand, means all of the server’s resources are being dedicated to one client.
Think about it like renting a place. One can rent out a room at a busy apartment complex, for example, and they would have that room to themselves. However, to get in and out of the building, only one route exists, used by everyone. This is analogous to hosting your website on a shared server. Hosting on a dedicated one would be more like renting an entire house to yourself. Does your website need an apartment or a house? If you answered ‘apartment’, keep reading.
And then there’s us
We take advantage of SiteGround’s reseller program to further customize hosting spaces and specifically tailor them to our needs. As WordPress websites are what we specialize in, our hosting plans are based on the requirements to run such a site. If you would like to learn more about our hosting plans, click learn more.