Shared, Virtual Private, Private

  • Make sure the hosting service has the extensions that you need.
  • Usually this isn't an issue, but you might need/want PECL if you're using Drupal. You might want GeoIP if you want mapping stats.

Hosting speed on a server can be tested by doing a reverse ip lookup to determine how many domains are on a particular server (just a single 2011 test sampling). Big difference in responsiveness.

  • Godaddy 3900
  • Hostgator 370
  • Dreamhost 40


VPS hosting is bare server space. You have to install everything, an OS, Apache, etc.

  • Linode
  • DigitalOcean

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