I assume you probably have your arms akimbo thinking, "what should I do next?".
Alright, so what we have to do now is to choose the appropriate hosting cloud server for your website and in this lesson, you will be learning about the hosting cloud server selection.
Without further ado, let us get onto the next course of action. The next step is to find a suitable hosting service for your affiliate marketing website. Now, I have got you even more perplexed right? 🙂
You must be wondering what a hosting service is? In simple terms, a web hosting service is a kind of internet hosting service that allows you to have your website accessible on the internet.
Similarly, companies that offer these hosting services are referred to as web hosts; they do this by providing server spaces and internet connectivity, which they lease or sell to you.
Hosting Cloud Server Type
Now we have that knowledge up our sleeves; it might interest you to know that we have three major types of cloud hosting. They include:
We are going to treat each of these types extensively so that you can make a choice afterward on which kind of cloud hosting service you feel will be more suitable for your affiliate marketing niche.
It's going to be a long and interesting read; hence, I suggest you get yourself a cup of coffee, lean back, and enjoy the read. 🙂
It is a type of web hosting service where numerous websites are connected to a single web server with internet connectivity.
It is the most common type of web hosting service used, and it is relatively cheaper and more economical than the other options.
Here, the cost of maintaining is shared among several customers, all the resources of a single web server such as server space, FTP accounts, database, and bandwidth are shared amongst several websites.
This service also includes system administration, it is ideal for customers and users who do not want to have anything to do with managing the server, but then it is a setback for those users who desire to have more control of their servers.
It is not suitable for users who require an external software outside of the support the hosting service providers give.
On the other hand, it is ideal for those who are content with the support the host providers give.
Shared Hosting Pros & Cons
Here are some of the pros and cons of the shared hosting services:
If your affiliate website is small or medium scale, then this hosting service is ideal for you.
VPS Hosting Service
VPS or Virtual Private Server is a type of web hosting service for people that desire just a step ahead of a shared hosting service. Here, VPS allows a fewer number of users to share the resources of the server – hard drive space, CPU time, and memory.
Every user of a VPS server is given access to a virtual machine, which runs on its copy of the operating system.
So with VPS, it is as though you are on a dedicated service, it provides you a similar feel with using a dedicated server.
You do not have a physical server all to yourself, but you have a virtual server.
This is a step forward from the shared hosting service when your affiliate marketing website grows and hence demands more resources and functionalities; you can try out this option of a web hosting service.
To illustrate, let me use this example:
a dedicated server is like having your acre of land, and a house on it, the land, the house, and its resources are yours, all yours.
Shared servers are like living a self-contained apartment; it doesn't give you much space, you have your room and all the space in it, outside the lock of your door, nothing else is yours.
VPS, on the other hand, is somewhere in the middle, it is like having a flat – which is bigger than a single room, you have access to a balcony and all other resources that might even make you live independent of your neighbors.
VPS Pros & Cons
Let us look at some of the pros and cons of the Virtual Private Server.
Dedicated Hosting Service
A dedicated hosting service is a type of web hosting service where you can lease an entire physical server housed in a data center and not shared with any other websites. The host does provide not only the physical server equipment, but also administrative, management, and maintenance services.
With dedicated hosting service, you have maximal control over the server(s) from the choice of an operating system, to the hardware and other features. So with dedicated servers, you have increased flexibility.
Dedicated Hosting Service Pros & Cons
Here are some of the pros and cons of dedicated hosting services.
If you run wish to own an excellent affiliate marketing site, and you want a higher Return on Investment (ROI) in the long run, then this hosting option is most recommended.
Well, now we know the various types of website hosting services available, let us then look at some website builders suitable for affiliate marketing.
Best Website Builders For Affiliate Marketing
Some of the best website builders most suitable for affiliate marketing are:
This is the most popular website building platform; it is very flexible.
WordPress has over 60 themes specially designed for development of an affiliate marketing website, most of these themes are however premium going for an average of $60.
This platform also features a host of plugins for increased flexibility.
For those who would like to get to customize their website fully, this is the platform for you.
It is a really versatile platform; it has an intuitive user interface for ease of your affiliate marketing website.
It is an excellent place to start for newbies.
You get the option of building your affiliate website for free, but for increased functionalities, you are recommended to upgrade to premium.
this theme is suitable for users with a thin budget and would love to have their affiliate marketing website on the air in no time.
It is owned by GoDaddy hosting providers.
It allows you to create a professional website with ease and without prior technical knowledge.
You probably want me to handpick a single platform and recommend, but all of these platforms are topnotch.
WordPress is suitable for those who desire a custom professional website and would love to have several plugin options.
Wix is for those who want different templates and layout options.
GoCentral is suitable for those with a slim budget but desires several excellent functionalities.
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We have exhaustively treated the three types of hosting services; the choice is yours to make, you should evaluate your options – your resources available, the level of functionality you want to incorporate into your affiliate marketing website.
We recommend that you start with the shared hosting service, and migrate to the other options when the need arises, except you have the resources required to finance a dedicated hosting service.
Do not spend all your time pondering what hosting service or theme to use.
Just check your budget and website requirements, and get on it immediately.
You could just upgrade your server at any time.
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