There are hundreds, if not thousands, of web hosts available. Choosing one from the crowd can be a daunting task. There are a lot of things to consider when picking which site you want to host your website with. The first thing you are most likely to consider is how much does it cost to host a website?
If we take a look at what features are available on hosting sites, and which ones you want, that will help you determine what your final cost actually will be.
Shared Servers are a low cost choice if you have a personal blog, or are just getting started. This can cost as little as $3 per month to around $10 per month depending on how you want to pay for it (by the month or by the year). The performance of your site will suffer from shared hosting. There will be a lot of other websites all competing for the shared server space.
Another option is Managed Hosting. This is optimized for lots of traffic and is a good choice for small to medium sized businesses. These plans tend to run around $50 per month.
A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a dedicated server where you have full control over the server. You can treat it like a private server. They have higher bandwidth capabilities than shared servers and won’t get bogged down because of other websites on the server. These can run anywhere from $30-$120 depending on the different features that you want. However, these are typically run by big companies with not a lot of personalized services offered.
Once you have decided which type of server you want, you also need to keep in mind all the maintenance that can go into hosting. Site maintenance can take up a lot of time. It includes tasks such as backups, upgrades, updates, security, tune-ups, checking for bad links, deleting spam, and more. This can cost up to $1500 a year! You can do this yourself cheaply and use your time, or you can subscribe to a service and save the time and spend the cash. Site maintenance can take a lot of time to deal with.
LOJO offers excellent hosting services. With four non-sense hosting packages, our packages range from $15-$100/month. Our servers are small, so that you’re not competing with others over space. And since we are also a small business, you will always have fast and reliable support when you need it. Give us a call to find out why LOJO is the perfect hosting solution for your business!
Written by Kim Ganir