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Tech Start-Up Web Hosting Tips

The process of running a tech start-up can be challenging and crazy. There are so many surprises, downfalls, and even rewarding events that can occur. The one surprise that nobody wants to encounter, though, is server down-time. After all, your technology is vital to the business. If your technology isn’t performing correctly it can cost you money, and possibly even your job. For the average tech start-up, this is hardly an option.

Before we can begin to correct server down-time, it is important to understand why it is caused. It can come in many shapes and sizes, but the most embarrassing type of downtime is when you’re overcapacity. When downtime is caused by one of your applications being overcapacity, it sends a message to your clients that your business isn’t ready to succeed. A way to understand this might be to look at it in terms of going to a basketball game. Picture this. There are hundreds of fans waiting to enter the basketball game, but the gymnasium is locked. Now the fans have to be turned away, even though the game should be playing!

We understand that start-ups need to be careful in terms of expenditures. Everyone has a budget. Providing too many resources or not enough resources to your budget can hurt your business significantly. In turn, if you rely on web-based technology, foresee company growth, or don’t have the resources to invest heavily, you should choose your hosting very carefully. Take into consideration budget, but also allow for high availability (HA) and the flexibility to scale according to the needs of your business.

With that said, cloud hosting should be a tech startup’s leading choice. Generally, a cloud-hosted website is operating on multiple servers that are connected. Unlike dedicated or shared hosting, where start-ups are limited to a single server, cloud hosting allows a website to have access to multiple servers. This makes your processing power unlimited, as it is possible to add a new server and scale up at any time. Cloud hosting not only lets businesses rent the resources of a virtual server, but it also lets you scale those resources according to the traffic you are receiving, even if it is fluctuating. This idea of adjusting your plan as you go is extremely beneficial to any tech start-up. This flexible billing system can allow you to allocate your resources in an efficient way. Cloud based blog hosting also allows clients to choose their preferred operating system (such as Windows or Linux), and also the ability to optimize the virtual server with a web-based interface, or API.

In conclusion, a cloud hosting package allows businesses to save money by investing in only as much hosting as required, while still having the access to the many benefits that this service provides. Scalability and enhanced server performance can both be achieved with this type of hosting package. This versatility is ideal for any company that is reliant on a tech start-up and the web, but doesn’t want to purchase a dedicated hosting package.

Author:- Article by Charles Homes who is a consultant at Hosting.com

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  • Shiva | Web Magazine

    May 13, 2010, 9:54 am

    I agree with you Bilal, tech startups need to have a quality hosting because downtimes for startups can mean loss in clients and visitors

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  • Vinay

    May 13, 2010, 4:49 pm

    you are right dude. few days back we had very bad time that our site din’t work for one whole day! we should seriously take some good hosting. thanks for the tip.

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