The way in which companies host their websites is one of the most important decisions that they have to make when have plans to launch them. Fortunately, dedicated hosting, shared hosting and col-location hosting, provide a multitude of options for them to choose from. However, since they can only choose the best by understanding their differences owing to their various advantages and disadvantages, it is advisable for them to read widely about them before making a choice.
Although dedicated hosting enables companies to have it in the way that they want by allowing their providers to configure it according to their preference, it usually requires them to lease the space and equipment. These companies do not share resources with other companies because the server is specially designed for their website alone. The hosting company makes it unnecessary for the staff of these companies to upgrade and maintain the equipment since the responsibility of doing so lies with it. However, since the companies cannot assign their staff to address the inadequacy of the support that the host provides, they consider the inability of having physical access to the server a disadvantage.
Shared hosting, which requires companies to share resources with other companies, enables them to store their files on the same server with other businesses. Since this type of hosting only requires companies to pay the web host to maintain their server, they consider it the least expensive because the hosting company spreads the cost of maintaining it among all the clients who share it. However, many companies do not like this type of hosting because it prevents them from controlling their server configuration especially when they need to support special types of script by using their server. In addition, it has significant effects on the load time of their own websites owing to the high demand for resources from other websites since they have to share server resources.