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Figure out your hosting budget3 min read

March 26, 2020 2 min read

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Figure out your hosting budget3 min read

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Introduction

Finding the right amount of cash to spend on your new hosting plan can be hard and confusing, how much ram do I need? do I need more bandwidth? Is this a good price?

This page will help you figure out how much to spend and how to get the best bang for your buck!

Take a look at our budget spreadsheet for web hosting:

WEB HOSTING
TrafficExamplesPriceSearch
LowBlog or Ebook website$3-5
MediumForum, magazine or media website$5-10
HighSocial media website$10-20
Very HighSearch engine website$20-35

Take a look at our budget spreadsheet for VPS hosting:

VPS HOSTING
UsageExamplesPriceSearch
LowSmall websites, VPN or small game server$3-10
MediumMedium traffic websites or game servers$10-20
HighHigh traffic back-end website$20-30
Very HighVery high traffic backend website utilizing most core resoruces$30-45

Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is the most budget-friendly option in terms of web hosting plans, shared hosting plans are suitable for a large range of projects ranging from billing systems to personal blogs.

Shared hosting is a type of web hosting where a single dedicated server hosts multiple sites, this means all the users on the server will be sharing the dedicated server’s resources, this tends to keep the costs for shared plans budget-friendly and commonly is priced around $3 – $10 per month.

Managed Hosting

Managed hosting is an IT provisioning model where the web provider leases hardware or dedicated servers and manages the system for the client.

An example of managed hosting is the provider assisting the client to install WordPress themes, set up SSL or even installing backend systems.

Managed hosting tends to be priced in the $10-$25 regions.

VPS Hosting

VPS is short for Virtual Private Server. VPS hosting generally is a very popular way to host websites, VPS hosting is very similar to shared hosting in terms of sharing resources with other users, however, VPS hosting provides the client with root access to the server allowing them to install and manage the server how they like.

A VPS could be used for multiple systems, here are a few examples:

  • All types of hosting
  • VPN
  • Database
  • Data backups
  • And much more!

A VPS can be priced anywhere from $3-$40 depending on the server specifications, a low priced VPS for example $5 can still host websites and even a VPN.

Higher priced VPSs tend to have more RAM, CPU and Bandwidth which allow them to host more resource-hungry applications or systems like game servers.

Dedicated Hosting

Dedicated hosting is less cost-friendly and is used to host large scale systems that will utilize much more performance than shared hosting.

They do this by using the entire server’s performance, all the resources for one website.

Dedicated hosting normally costs above $35 depending on the server specifications, we would only recommend investing in dedicated hosting if you are going to be using all the servers resources.

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