SMBs have shared and virtual server hosting options

Wednesday 31 October 2012

Shared hosting and virtual private servers are viable options for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) looking to trade over the internet, it has been suggested.

Writing for Business 2 Community, David Mercer explained that these hosting approaches are relatively low-cost - which means SMBs with limited budgets can afford to use them.

With shared hosting, the server resources are utilised by multiple customers - each of whom sees their website hosted on the same platform.

"This provides a cost effective solution for hosting many websites at once, but leaves each website with limited resources and susceptible to problems experienced by other websites on the same server," Mr Mercer noted.

He suggested that virtual private servers present a better solution for SMBs seeking a high quality, reliable service.

The server is divided up into non-negotiable chunks, which are divided among customers, Mr Mercer noted.

"This guarantees each website a certain amount of the server’s resources and provides a far more reliable and robust hosting solution for only a small increase in cost," he added.

Businesses are able to concentrate on designing their websites and driving trade through online channels.

Posted by Alex Boardman