For those of you who do not know, web hosting is very much needed if you are a website owner. That is because a website, in its purest form, can only be accessed by people who have the website’s files. For it to be accessible online, one must have their own domain name and a web hosting service to ‘host’ all of their website’s files- making it accessible online for public viewing.
That being said, in our quest to find the right service, people will usually use the word ‘best’ to find that something. So, this begs the question: Is there really a ‘best’ web hosting provider out there? More specifically, is there a provider where marketers can benefit greatly, especially when it comes to affiliate marketing? Read on to find out.
What is Web Hosting?
Before anything else, I want to first define what web hosting is. Web hosting is basically where a website owner gets the service of a hosting provider so that their websites can be accessed (and be visible) online. Without a web host, your website cannot be viewed publicly as a result.
That being said, there are what you call ‘hosting plans’ that provide different services to the people. The most common ones are shared hosting, dedicated hosting, VPS hosting, and cloud hosting.
Shared hosting is the most popular one simply because it is the most inexpensive. The term is coined to denote that people are using a shared web server when one computer houses a lot of different websites in its storage space.
Dedicated hosting, as the name implies, actually talks about a hosting plan where you are getting yourself one server that you can use only on your website. That means that you will have one powerful computer at your disposal that only your website can use it and no one else.
VPS hosting is pretty much a bridge between shared hosting and dedicated hosting in that you are still in a web server lumped with other websites but by using a particular program, you will be given server resources that only your website can use.
Cloud hosting is a relative newcomer and it basically uses cloud computing technology to address some of the common issues of typical web hosting, including the issue of internet traffic, geo-targeting, among many others.
So, is There Really a ‘Best’ Hosting Provider?
People usually want to get only the best of the best and that is why when people are looking for something, they usually include the word ‘best’ in their search queries. That being said, to tell you the truth, there really is no ‘best’ web hosting provider that will satisfy the needs of every user out there and that is simply because every one of us has different needs.
For affiliate marketers, they will need a web host that can handle huge amounts of internet traffic with considerable storage allowances. E-commerce stores would require a hosting provider with specific e-commerce tools and services. As you can see, the ‘best’ one for you will depend on whether a web host is able to cater to your needs or not.