Make an Informed Decision
Before purchasing a hosting environment for your site please do not hesitate to contact Webcore for a consultation, consultations are always free and carry no obligation. You would not buy an aircraft hanger to park your car. Hosting services are the same, in that you really need to establish what you require and purchase from that point, over a year or two inappropriate hosting may be expensive. Make an informed decision first, and try to and get it right the first time. There are a plethora of options out there. One Hosting service we are very happy with and are please to recommend as good value, reliable and professional is Aplus.net.
Dedicated or Virtual
A shared or virtual web hosting service is where a web hosting service oversees many websites which typically reside on one web server connected to the Internet. Each site "sits" on its own partition, or section/place on the server, to keep it separate from other sites. This is generally the most economical option for hosting, as many people share the overall cost of server maintenance.
There are two main options available when looking at hosting. A dedicated server is a type of hosting where you lease an entire server not shared with anyone else. This is more flexible than shared hosting, as organizations have full control over the server, including choice of operating system, web servers and supporting programs. Using a dedicated hosting service offers many benefits including high performance, security, email stability, and administrative control. Due to the relatively high price of dedicated hosting, it is mostly used by websites that receive a large volume of traffic.