What is cheap hosting?
You’ve just had a great idea; you want to start a blog in Australia, or you need a place to sell your products. Chances are a website it the best option to get your idea, blog, or product out to a large number of people. Whether you’re an Australian business looking to keep overhead low or you’re a stay-at-home on a budget, cheap hosting is a great option to reach the world/Australia, get readers, or find customers at a low cost.
One of the cheapest hosting paths to take is shared hosting. Shared hosting is a low-cost, entry-level way to host your website. Many websites start here and move to other options as they grow. Websites for small businesses or personal blogs.
Essentially, cheap hosting is sharing the data and bandwidth of a server with dozens of other websites. It uses the same concept as a carpooling, just in the virtual world.
Shared hosting is similar to an office space with cubicles. You are assigned a cubicle in this office. Inside your partition, you can set up your desk as you like, put up pictures, or set the background on your computer to your dog. All around you are other website owners with their own areas as well. If the computer breaks or cubicles fall apart, the supervisor or company is responsible for taking care of the issue. All the hardware in the office space belongs to the company.
On an Australian shared hosting server, you get your own “cubicle” and the server administrator is responsible for taking care of the technical hardware. You are assigned a portion of the data and bandwidth with which you can run your website. The major difference in between an office and a server is who works for who. As a website owner, the server administrator works for you.
A more expensive option (definitely in Australia) is a Virtual Private Server (VPS). VPS offers you the ability to control your website completely and offers you the most power. The only catch is that the added premium capabilities of a VPS require premium prices. Most of the time, while a VPS may offer some great features, these are generally not useful for a website that has recently started up. There may come a day when you need a VPS, but for now, a cheap hosting setup should suit your needs.