Explaining Cryptic Web Hosting Terminology for Humans

Explaining Cryptic Web Hosting Terminology for Humans

  When considering different web hosting options you will quickly realize that there are many terms you barely understand. It’s not just you. Unless you’re an expert yourself dealing with websites every day, building them, fixing them or optimizing them you will struggle with geeky language almost from the start. Indeed already the names of different hosting solutions may be confusing. Cryptic acronyms and misleading expressions make it unnecessary difficult to understand what’s going on in web hosting. What is shared VPS cloud hosting? No idea? Let us help then. It’s not as difficult to grasp as it may sound at first. We’re just human beings as well!   Shared Hosting   Is “shared hosting” really an option for you? It sounds dirt cheap usually but sharing is great, isn’t it? We’re taught to share in kindergarten and sharing on social media is the most desirable practice both friends and strangers will love you for. Yet when it comes to hosting websites sharing may not be for you! Especially in case you mean business when online publishing shared hosting might be disadvantageous. Why? There is a nifty infographic from the people at Hostingfacts that explains it in a manner even people who aren’t into technology can grasp. You are actually sharing resources with numerous, maybe even thousands of other websites. What happens when your audience grows and you have lots of visitors at the same time? The hosting package might quickly get overwhelmed. Then the low cost of shared hosting might backfire.   VPS   The next level of hosting is the usually so called Virtual Private Server or VPS....