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.

Shared 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.

Questions

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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Call or Text Shawn Hooghkirk at (360) 450-3711

shawn@graticle.com

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Shawn is a delight to work with. He meets deadlines on time and always gives a heads up when he foresees that there may be delay.

Shawn has a strong design aesthetic and was easily able to convey a fresh and modern portrayal of our brand in all of the pieces that he has worked on.

Best of all, I love that I can go to him for advice on a project that I haven’t found a solution for yet. Shawn makes a great teammate to brainstorm a solution—one that will work for your business—and design goals.

Allison Rhodes

Marketing Manager

The Value Builder System™

ValueBuilderSystem.com

Toronto, Ontario

I have been working with Shawn since the beginning. He has provided me with a great logo, ads, stationery and website. He works very quickly, has reasonable prices and provides exceptional customer service. I would recommend Graticle Design to anyone looking to improve the look of their company.

Laurie Fish

Owner

Primal Energy

PortlandPrimalEnergy.com

Portland, Oregon