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The mired of choices with website hosting companies is overwhelming to most website owners. We are a hosting company at EngineX Design (our parent company) because we like to control all variables when creating and managing websites for customers.
In this blog we’ll review what we consider the best overall technology your hosting company should have. Of course this opinion and there are other very fast options but from our experience we believe VPS is the optimal path for most and Dedicated for high traffic customers.
I am going to be as brief as possible here because if you’re serious there is only one option here: VPS or Dedicated Server.
Bargain “Shared” Hosting: This translates to your website sharing the same memory/resource space of a server with about 50-100 other website customers. One moment your website will fly and load instantly than 5 minutes later it will crawl and flop around. It’s incredibly cheap. That’s about all I can say positive.
VPS – Virtual Private Server – This option dedicates a virtual server space for your website isolating it from being negatively affected by other website customers. It’s memory space is protected and the servers CPUs allocate a protected block of resources as well. You generally have two flavors of VPS:
Dedicated Server – This option takes you to the highest performing most protected option and is necessary for high traffic websites. Everything is dedicated to your website so there is no need for “virtualization” of server resources. With this option you have two flavors:
To summarize: If you’re serious about your website than a VPS or Dedicated option is the only choice – managed or unmanaged.
Coming in our next installment of “Speed Matters” we will cover performance tips for CRM based website platforms.