Hosting Type Cost

How much does it cost to host a website? - Tips

There are a lot of options for hosting your website. There are several different types of hosting to choose from, and many different variables at play. We’ll go through the cost of each of the five most popular types of hosting in detail.

How Much Does It Cost to Host a Website?

Every hosting provider out there has their own extensive list of pricing plans which may seem a little overwhelming at first.

In short, shared web hosting tends to be the cheapest type (ranging between $2.49 and $15 per month), and dedicated hosting on the more costly side between $80-$730 per month.

We know that there are many variables at play when it comes to the cost of web hosting so this guide is there to help you know:

  • Which type of hosting you’ll need
  • How much this type of hosting will cost
  • The cheapest providers out there
  • Extra costs you may come across

1. Shared Hosting

This is beginner level for web hosting. If you have a very low traffic website with a static page, or a WordPress blog, then this is the best option. Shared hosting is often the cheapest form of web hosting, but also the least robust, as your website is one of numerous sites sharing the resources of a single server.

Typically a share hosting can cost starting from RM 100 - RM 1000 depending on the server specifications.

2. Wordpress Hosting

Managed WordPress hosting is not about running a WordPress site – it’s about getting a service that’s tuned to meet the needs of WordPress sites. That includes key features like 24/7 support and automated backups, or other items you may not get with regular shared hosting.

Typically a share hosting can cost starting from RM 350 - RM 1,500 depending on the server specifications.

3. VPS Hosting

Virtual private server (VPS) hosting is the next step up from shared hosting. The big difference is that for all intents and purposes, it appears as though you’re running your own server. In reality, your website is still one of several websites sharing a single server, but there are fewer websites sharing resources – meaning your site’s performance should be better.

Typically a VPS hosting can cost starting from RM 2,000 - RM 15,000 depending on the server specifications.

4. Dedicated Hosting

With dedicated hosting, you are paying for your own server. Typically, these services are tiered based on how powerful your server will be, as well as whether the web host manages the service or the business manages it in-house. Not every dedicated hosting provider offers managed services, although some do.

Typically a dedicated hosting can cost starting from RM 7,000 - RM 50,000 depending on the server specifications.

5. Cloud Hosting

Cloud hosting is a group of servers working together to keep your website up and running and may locate at different location. If one server goes down, another picks up the slack, and so on. As you might imagine, cloud hosting doesn’t come cheap – but if you can’t afford even a few hours of down time, it might be the best option for you.

As usually cloud hosting provider charge base on Pay-as-you-go basis, that will depending on which service provider you go for such as Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Alibaba Cloud. Your specifications of the server, and etc.

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Not sure which type of hosting you should go with? No worries, we are here to help you analyse your requirements, and base on your project scale, we will recommend which type is suitable for your use case.

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