What Type of Hosting Do You Need?

What Type of Hosting Do You Need?

If you decide to build your own website, you’ll need three things: a domain name, content for your site and, last but not least, web hosting. For first-time website owners, deciding on which type of web hosting you should choose can be tricky. Especially when you start to read about each and every type of it. Fortunately, once you figure out the differences between them, you should quickly learn which type will be the best for your website.

What is web hosting?

Think about your website as a digital file. For its storing you need storage space, i.e. free space on your hard disk. For storing your website you’ll also need storage space, the only difference is that instead of storing your website locally, you need to rent some space from a hosting company, that will make your website accessible to everyone in the world. Using the services of a hosting company comes with many benefits. Our company hostek.com offers cloud server hosting for businesses of all sizes, top rated server management experts and 24/7 support.

Types of web hosting

As mentioned before, there are many types of web hosting and deciding on which to choose can be problematic for someone who is a first-time website owner. Hostek.com provides a wide range of ColdFusion hosting services, including shared hosting, virtual private server hosting (VPS hosting), and dedicated server solutions.

ColdFusion VPS (virtual private server)

Recommended for: small to medium business

If security, performance, PCI, etc. are important to your business or you are preparing for significant web traffic, you definitely should be looking at your own virtual private server (VPS). Technically, when using VPS you still will share a server with other websites, but your portion of it is completely partitioned from others. This means that your site visitors won’t be affected by any other sites, which, unfortunately, often happens with shared servers. It is recommended that you switch to VPS hosting if you’re struggling with slow site speeds, low server memory or server security concerns. At Hostek we specialize in ColdFusion VPS thus we offer ColdFusion server optimization and dedicated ColdFusion team. As a proud Adobe Hosting Partner in both North America and in Europe, hostek.com has been providing ColdFusion hosting since 2002. We have ColdFusion experts on staff to make sure your ColdFusion application server is running properly. If you’re interested schedule a consultation, we’ll talk over your project briefly and get your VPS setup right away.

ColdFusion shared hosting

Recommended for: small business and private websites

As the name suggests, with shared hosting you share a server with other users who rent it. One server can host several websites and this type of hosting is the best choice for smaller websites that don’t need much space. Shared hosting is the most basic and most affordable type of web hosting as a number of different websites can split the cost of sharing one server. At hostek.com we can custom-tailor the right solution to fit your business needs and objectives. What is more, we apply, and regularly update, cutting-edge security protocols to ensure your servers remain secure. Since we are HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and PCI DSS (The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) complaint, the security of your data shouldn’t be any concern of yours.


Recommended for: small to medium business, websites based on WordPress. 

Another type of web hosting is WordPress hosting. WordPress is a leading CMS (Content Management System) thus WordPress hosting supports websites built specifically for this system. It provides many helpful features which make running your WordPress website easier and help boost the performance of it. At hostek.com we combined fast servers, guaranteed resources and a focus on security to be fully optimized for WordPress. We offer WordPress optimized servers for enterprise and business class, WordPress optimized VPS for developer and small startup class and also WordPress optimized shared hosting for Shared class. The WordPress VPS has less resources. This works best for a single site while the WordPress servers have more resources and can handle a heavier load and/or more sites. Our WordPress server experts can help you get exactly the server or servers that you need.


Recommended for: large companies

Enterprise hosting services are designed to support business applications and equip organizations with a global, secure network infrastructure. For enterprise hosting, we offer Windows Cloud Servers, ColdFusion Cloud Servers and WordPress Optimized Server. This wide range of products will suit everyone, whatever their needs are. We configure and maintain your infrastructure in one of our secure facilities to save you all of the time and space required to manage the infrastructure yourself. Since your security is our priority, we leverage the best technology to help protect your valuable data.

We are proud to be SSAE 16 certified (Standards of Attestations Engagement auditing report) which assesses how well a given company handles security, system privacy, data confidentiality and data processing processes.

Our team of network and server specialists is at your service 24/7. 

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