Web Hosting Tutorial

Choosing a Host For Your Website


The Web Hosting Dilemma - perhaps no area is as perplexing to webmasters as where to host one or more websites. Web hosting choices range from free to very expensive, and it seems like every host promises great service and perfect uptime. To the beginning, and even the experienced, webmaster it can be very confusing.

In this special AIM-pro web hosting tutorial, we'll cover some of the different kinds of services available and what factors to consider when choosing a host.

Shared Hosting. The most common kind of web hosting - your site shares a server with other sites.

Dedicated Servers. If your capacity needs go beyond typical shared plans, or if you want the control of having your own server, dedicated is the way to go.

Managed Servers. Some web hosts offer extra server adminstration services for site owners who don't want the technical hassle of managing their own dedicated server.

Linux Hosting. The most popular form of hosting today is Linux-based. It offers low cost, high reliability, and flexible control.

Windows Hosting. Site owners familar with Windows and common Microsoft development tools may prefer a Windows server; most ASP programs run better in a Windows environment.

Cheap Hosting. How low can you go? Five dollars a month? Free? If your budget is tiny, it is still possible to find web hosting.


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