Dedicated Web Hosting
Virtual Dedicated Web Hosting
Most webmasters on the net today are familiar with what the industry
calls "shared" web hosting accounts. A shared hosting
account is where you rent a small amount of space on a server which
is shared among many other users.
This is a cheap way to get started online but it has many disadvantages
- you will encounter email delivery problems because of spam complaints
against other sites on the same server. You will find your site's
grinding to a halt when someone else does some heavy database work
on your server.
You might even find your site going down because of a denial of
service attack against someone else hosting hacking or piracy related
material on your server (these type of sites attract antisocial
How can you avoid all of this drama?
By upgrading to a virtual dedicated server. A virtual dedicated
server lets you run your sites as if you had your own "dedicated"
server, except it is cheaper because you are really just using part
of a server that has been split into multiple virtual dedicated
You can find out more about this by searching Google for "virtual
dedicated hosting". Virtuozzo is the main commercial software
that web hosts use to run virtual hosting services.
You will find virtual dedicated server accounts starting at just
$30 a month. You'll get a much larger chunk of bandwidth compared
to shared hosting, and none of the problems that go with a shared
host. You can also get multiple IP addresses that are exclusive
to your sites.
So what's the catch? Not much. You'll probably spend a bit more
on hosting each month. The main disadvantage of upgrading to virtual
dedicated hosting is that you will need to be more technically proficient
so that you can administer the server.
This requires a bit of time learning the necessary Linux skills
to make sure your server runs smoothly.
Many hosting providers will have a "premium" support
offering that includes a bit more hand holding - this is definitely
recommended if you don't have much experience with Linux, or are
new to virtual dedicated hosting.
With the increased speed and bandwidth that a virtual dedicated
host offers, and none of the shared hosting headaches, the move
is one you will never regret. So, the question now becomes, are
to ready and willing to take-on the challenge of virtual dedicated
web hosting and save yourself some hard earned cash? The choice
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