Choosing a good web hosting provider :
When we create a web site put it many illusions, time and effort. We seek to be accessible, compatible with most common browsers, which are readily available through the search engines and you have a good experience online.
It is very sad when all these efforts are lost because of constant crashes and slow loading.
Internet puts within our grasp all the information of the world, immediately and easily. When a user points his browser to our domain and looking for something you do if you find our site infuriating slow down or go elsewhere. Only the most loyal users endure the whims of the service users and achieve true when everything goes down every two minutes is very difficult.
Find quality accommodation is therefore a critical time for any serious adventure web medium.
In this mini-series of 3 posts we will try to analyze the keys to finding a good web hosting.
Before you start looking for hosting should be clear what we seek. It is not the same host a small personal page to a huge web application with hundreds of users. Not everyone needs support for Rails or complex control panels.
Analyze your needs:
Take your time to analyze what they really need. Although, in principle, are very attractive packages full of features, in the long run that can support or the quality suffers.
The first thing to determine are the technical requirements, what programming language you’ll use, what databases, etc. on that operating system.
Calculate disk space you need, try to get an idea of the size you will have the site when published, how to grow each month and hire accordingly. Ideally, find a provider that offered a package slightly higher than what we need and enables us to hire additional space in a simple manner if necessary.
Think of the monthly transfer, calculated over your needs. You never know if you’ll be meneado or Slashdot.
There are tools that allow you to make an estimate based on the number of users and page views you expect in a day (eg, Server Requirement Calculator)
Other details you should consider are: the number of databases you need, email accounts, if you are hosting one or more domains, subdomains, etc..
¿Shared Hosting or Dedicated Server?
There are major differences between hosting a site on a shared hosting or dedicated server.
Shared accommodation is used by webmasters to individuals and small businesses. It consists, as its name implies, the page on a host server that is hosting other pages.
* It is more economical: By sharing the server are greatly reduced costs. It is relatively easy to find low-cost shared hosting or even free, with enough stability and support requirements of a web small / medium.
* All administrative work is done by our supplier, we only have to go up and set our sites, usually through simple control panels and complete.
* By sharing equipment, any excess convecinos our concerns us. Scripts that consume the server’s processor, sending massive spam that include the server IP blacklisted, attacks and collateral damage that can be caused annoyance, and missed obvious drop in performance.
* Depending on service for all you need. If the service is slow or you speak in a language you may not see you in serious trouble.
A dedicated server is just that, a machine for yourself. You can hire a server with pre-installed and checked by your supplier or, if you have enough knowledge or taste for adventure, installed and managed entirely by you.
* The possibilities for customization and installation of extra features are endless. The machine is entirely at your disposal.
* No need to worry about the activities of third parties that may interfere with yours.
* Will have vast resources: disk space, bandwidth …
* Need more time and expertise to configure and maintain your accommodation. While you have some technical knowledge you must have medium / high for manejarte sufficiently fluent.
* The price is obviously the biggest drawback.
Guies you not only by your disk space requirements when choosing a dedicated hosting or shared.
1. It was as thorough as possible when assessing your needs, the better you know what you are looking for easier it will be ruled out bids.
2. It is not realistically pretend to shoehorn fit your big project on a server that just gives you what you need today. The same applies in reverse, to hire a dedicated hosting for a personal blog can be so excessive as to buy forty acres of forest for a picnic.
3. Do not underestimate the bandwidth consumption, you can monitor your visitors and do not want your page to see suspended in the middle of your 15 minutes of fame right?
4. Do not accept the first offer you. Compare, check and decide.