Hosting: Shared & Dedicated Virtual
A website consists of many files (among other things), and these files need to be “hosted” on a server so that the world can view your website. The hosting of these files is what we call “hosting.”
There are many differences and options when it comes to hosting, but we have simplified that to two options for our clients: Shared and Dedicated Virtual Hosting.
Most hosting that you see advertised on the internet is Shared Hosting.
What this means is that there is one server that holds hundreds (sometimes thousands) of websites. These websites also share the same software. If a website on that server has a problem, it can affect the other websites on that server. This is the downside, since your website can become slow if another website is consuming all of the resources on that server. The upside is that it’s extremely affordable.
As with anything you purchase, you get what you pay for.
Dedicated Virtual (DV) Hosting
The other option that we highly recommend and provide for our clients is Dedicated Virtual Hosting.
The difference is that the server will have multiple websites, but these websites do not share the same software. Each website has an allotted amount of resources that it can use, and if it exceeds that amount, it only affects that website. The result is a much quicker website.
We’ve moved websites from Shared to Dedicated Virtual Hosting and have seen speed increases of 3x.
We realize this is a lot of information, but provide it in case you’re interested.
As always, if you have any questions or would like more information, please give us a call.
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Graticle designed the website for the company that I work for, and it turned out so amazing! Shawn was extremely understanding and helpful, walked me through problems (on my end, not his), provided solutions, and was always available to me if I had any questions. The whole process was very straightforward from wireframing to designing to WordPress. Shawn also recorded training videos to help me (and other associates) understand how to control nearly every aspect of our site from within the dashboard. Our website is now controlled in-house, and we have a beautiful mobile-friendly website that is already seeing more traffic!
Graticle is a great company, and more importantly, Shawn is a great guy! I would recommend Graticle to anyone considering website or design services!!!
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As a small but quickly growing curriculum company, it was crucial to find an organization not only to build our website but for continued development to exceed industry standards. Graticle Design has fit that bill! Shawn’s expertise, knowledge, high attention to detail, and timely completion of projects have been beyond expectation. No matter what we throw his way, Shawn quickly figures out the solution. Thank you, Shawn!
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