Is Grid Hosting Right for You?
Chances are that you have heard of shared web hosting, dedicated web hosting and probably even virtual dedicated hosting. However, have you heard of grid hosting? What is it and what does it offer you? Can grid hosting be a viable option for anyone, or does it provide benefits only for specific companies?
Grid hosting is an innovative hosting program that is beginning to make inroads into the world of web hosting. It harnesses the power of multiple servers, ensuring that your website always has the space required, the processing power needed and other benefits needed to help your company grow.
In addition, you will find that grid hosting offers the most storage space of almost any hosting plan, as well as an incredible amount of bandwidth usage per month. Are there any drawbacks to this type of hosting plan?
Actually, there are a few concerns. First, SSL is not currently available with this type of hosting plan, at least not through all providers. If you intend to accept payments via your website, SSL is vital. In addition, simply due to the sheer size of the plan, smaller businesses would do better to opt for a shared hosting plan to save money and have the SSL security they need to conduct business.
However, if you have a large website that experiences very heavy traffic on a periodic basis, this type of scalable hosting plan may be just the right thing for your website hosting needs.