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Think all web hosting is the same? Part I: Shared, Virtual, Dedicated, or Colocated

By Kieran

Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all hosting.  If you have not looked for a hosting provider in a while, or if you’re just looking for the first time, you’ll find that there are a lot of service options available.   Some providers offer shared hosting, others virtual private servers, dedicated servers, or colocation services.  Some offer all the options.  What are the differences and how are you meant to know what you need?  Once you understand the differences, along with the pros and cons of each, the decision as to which service to use should be pretty easy.  What’s more, in Part II we’ll give you guidelines that will help you find a good provider that won’t leave you with a slow or downed site.  Shall we get started?
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