Hosting is required for almost any kind of digital platform. Be it your website a CRM system, an app a piece of software or your business database. It all needs to be hosted somewhere.

Hosting is essentially storage. It is simply the term given to storage space on servers.


Why is hosting important?

Hosting basically dictates how well your website (app, CRM, software etc) will function. How quickly it will load and how simple it will be to access and work with.

Bad hosting is picked up on by Google and sites with poor hosting are marked down and will receive fewer hits and appear lower in Google searches as a result.

Poorly managed hosting can corrupt your data, lose your website files or retard its ability to update or be worked on effectively in future by other developers.

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Hosting can be the making or breaking of your website.


Types of Hosting

Web Hosting

This is the most common and standard form of hosting and generally refers to the hosting of your website(s) and other web-based applications. Though there is an awful lot of technical elements to it, web-hosting is a relatively simple thing to set up.

Typical starting prices are around £25.00 per month and cover a guaranteed uptime of your site and typically has some security protocols in place to ensure – as much as possible – the integrity of your website and database.


Dedicated Hosting

Still often used for web-hosting, dedicated hosting is usually used for larger applications, websites and platforms which may also have higher security requirements.

Dedicated hosting basically means that your website (or other) gets its very own server. It is not sharing the space with any other website or any other company’s hosted code.

Dedicated hosting is typically more expensive and requires a more dedicated IT support to ensure it is stable and to maintain uptime. Typical starting prices are around £120.00 per month.

Dedicated hosting does however provide the added benefit of safety and security improvements and less likelihood of anyone else’s site being compromised also effecting yours.


Failovers & Load Balancing

Though technically not hosting these two setups are designed to guarantee the stability of your website.

A failover is essentially a secondary location where your website is also stored which kicks in if, for any reason, your primary website location goes down or has other technical issues.

A load balancer does just that, it keeps traffic coming into the server at a manageable level and directs overloaded traffic to a secondary location, thus maintaining good operation at all times.


Cloud Hosting

This is a slightly difficult concept to explain as cloud hosting can also be web hosting. Cloud hosting is not, as many people believe, hosting the website (or other) in some kind of cyber cloud.

In essence what a “cloud” actually means is a network of interconnected servers that pass data, visitor loads, backups and websites between themselves so as to provide information faster and allow a quicker ease of access.


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