Last updated on October 27th, 2020 at 08:49 am
Today, you are diving into Hosting in Kenya.
A Website can be accessed via the internet through Hosting on special computers called servers. Hosting is the act of storing a server on a website or other computers so that it can be accessed via the internet. Web Host providers, provide the tools and technologies needed for Hosting to website owners.
Types of Hosting in Kenya
There are two main types of Hosting
Shared Hosting is the cheapest and easy way to Host a website for websites with less traffic. It serves to Host multiple clients on a single server where users get a section in the server in which they can host their website files.
This means that the clients have to share an IP Address and all the resources provided like the CPU, RAM, and disk space.
Why Shared Hosting?
With Shared Hosting, you do not incur any cost of maintenance. It is managed by the Web Host providers and you can obtain any Technical assistance for all your hardware devices and software applications from the Web Hosting company.
A Shared Hosting comes with an easy to use Cpanel which allows you to upload your website file, create an email account, and add databases for services that need them.
Shared Hosting allows you to Host multiple multiple Domains on a single website.
cons of Shared Hosting
Sharing a server with other clients puts your data at security risk because intruders can easily get access to your files and tamper with your data.
Shared Hosting is characterized by slow speed especially when the server crashes caused by overloading resources to it at the same time. This greatly affects the performance of all the other websites hosted on the same server and reduces their efficiency.
Shared Hosting resources like CPU, RAM, and disk space are shared among the different websites hosted on a server. This limits the clients from full utilization of resources allocated to them and the clients cannot install other programs to the server easily because the Web Host Providers offer full management of the server.
In Dedicated Hosting, the server is leased for full ownership and utilization of resources. The resources include CPU, RAM, and disk space. Using a dedicated server grants you as the user the permission to fully manage your server and configure the resources as per your personal will.
A Dedicated server comprises of a dedicated server and a virtual private server.
A virtual private server is more advanced than shared hosting, you have your own server and you are able to install your own OS and customize the resources as per your wish.
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Merits of Dedicated Hosting
Having a personal server means independent ownership and operation of the server hence another client’s failure do not affect your server performance.
It works out best in managing high website traffic.
Flexibility is maintained with a Dedicated server since it allows you to install other programs and applications any time you need them.
A Dedicated server is more powerful. It can serve equally as many visitors per day because of its high capacity power.
Having your own Dedicated server saves you from theft because you have full management of the server.
Demerits of employing Dedicated Hosting
Dedicated Hosting is more expensive than shared Hosting. You have to incur all the costs including maintenance and management costs on your own as the user.
With Dedicated Hosting, you need to have some experience in technical skills because all the hustle on installing, management, and maintenance lay in your hands. You have to have the necessary knowledge to handle each and every problem that may affect your server without depending on the Web Host.
Other types of Hosting
Reseller web hosting
Is a form of shared hosting where the client has the ability to make use of the space allocated to him/her to resell the Domain and host for clients at a profitable price.
which involves the use of cloud resources to manage websites.
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For starters or clients with a low economic budget, you may opt to go for Shared Hosting. For clients with high website traffic or those who wish to own a personal server and have unlimited access to resources, they can opt to purchase a Dedicated server.
TrueHost support is available 24/7 to offer you support and the Dedicated servers are regularly monitored to serve you at your convenience.
Visit www.truehost.co.ke for more information on Hosting in Kenya.