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How to Avoid
Problems and Errors of Shared Web Hosting?
on the net today are familiar with what the industry calls
"shared" web hosting accounts. A shared hosting account is where
you rent a small amount of space on a server which is shared
among many other users.
This is a cheap way to get started online but it has many disadvantages -
you will encounter email delivery problems because of spam
complaints against other sites on the same server. You will find
your site's grinding to a halt when someone else does some heavy
database work on your server. You might even find your site
going down because of a denial of service attack against someone
else hosting hacking or piracy related material on your server
(these type of sites attract antisocial elements!)
How can you avoid all of this drama?
By upgrading to a virtual dedicated server. A virtual dedicated server lets
you run your sites as if you had your own "dedicated" server,
except it is cheaper because you are really just using part of a
server that has been split into multiple virtual dedicated
You can find out more about this by searching Google for "virtual dedicated
hosting". Virtuozzo is the main commercial software that web
hosts use to run virtual hosting services.
You will find virtual dedicated server accounts starting at just $30 a
month. You'll get a much larger chunk of bandwidth compared to
shared hosting, and none of the problems that go with a shared
host. You can also get multiple IP addresses that are exclusive
to your sites.
So what's the catch? Not much. You'll probably spend a bit more on hosting
each month. The main disadvantage of upgrading to virtual
dedicated hosting is that you will need to be more technically
proficient so that you can administer the server.
This requires a bit of time learning the necessary Linux skills to make sure
your server runs smoothly.
Many hosting providers will have a "premium" support offering that includes
a bit more hand holding - this is definitely recommended if you
don't have much experience with Linux, or are new to virtual
With the increased speed and bandwidth that a virtual dedicated host offers,
and none of the shared hosting headaches, the move is one you
will never regret. So, the question now becomes, are to ready
and willing to take-on the challenge of virtual dedicated web
hosting and save yourself some hard earned cash? The choice is
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