One of the biggest advantages of IT solutions like cloud services and dedicated servers is that they are applicable to all businesses—no matter what size or industry. Still, a start-up doesn’t have the same financial capabilities as established businesses. As such, startup proprietors have to take their time in finding cost-effective IT solutions. Here is a short guide to help you get started:
Traditional web hosting vs. e-commerce solutions
If your goal for having a website is to provide company and contact information to potential customers and generate leads through the e-mail listing feature, you may run the site on traditional web hosting solutions, which is the cost-effective option for that purpose.
If e-commerce is in the horizon for you, however, you need a website that runs efficiently and smoothly even with several users logged on simultaneously. Traditional web hosting solutions aren’t enough as they’d put your website on a public server. Consider a Virtual Private Server (VPS) or dedicated server instead.
VPS vs. dedicated server
There are noticeable differences between a VPS and dedicated server. First, in a VPS setting, although your website doesn’t run on a public platform, you still share resources with other companies, and there’s still that risk of server issues.
A dedicated server, meanwhile, is allocated entirely to your company and your requirements. If you expect continuous expansion, this is definitely the more ideal solution. To manage your costs, consider getting a plan with the basic features you need for now.