Choose the Type of Hosting you Need

What types of hosting are available?

There are three main types of hosting: shared hosting, dedicated hosting and Virtual Private Server hosting.

 

Shared Hosting

The most common hosting option for individuals and small businesses is shared hosting.  Shared hosting means many different sites, thousands, all on the same server (computer).  For low traffic sites, this is often a good way to go as the cost is low.  However, your site is competing for resources with all the other sites on the server.  And, there is a chance that malicious software could travel from another site on the server to your site.

This entry on Wikipedia gives more information on shared hosting.

Dedicated Hosting

Dedicated hosting is just as it sounds, a single server hosting a single website.  Dedicated hosting is more expensive, but you’re getting a lot more for that money: All the resources of a single computer powering your website.

This entry on Wikipedia gives more information on dedicated hosting.

Virtual Private Server Hosting

VPS hosting is more complex.  What you’re paying for is the cumulative resources of many computers networked together, acting as a single server.  One advantage to VPS is you can scale from small to large websites without the need to switch servers.  Typically VPS hosting rates are hourly rather than monthly.

This entry on Wikipedia gives more information on VPS hosting.

Pod Creative's Dedicated Managed Hosting

We offer dedicated, managed, Canadian based hosting for your website at $30 CAD per month. This includes regular required WordPress core, theme, and plugin updates, daily backups, 24/7 tech support and unlimited storage. We will also manage your domain, including annual renewal.

Pod Creative's Shared Hosting Recommendation

If you wish to use Shared Hosting we recommend using GreenGeeks. We at Pod Creative appreciate their ongoing dedication to purchasing heat credits to offset their emissions. They were some of the first to initiate such steps. 

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