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Popular Types of Web Hosting Services

Posted by on 19 Sep 2018 under Hosting

Popular Types of Web Hosting Services

So you’re looking for a web hosting company, but are a little confused by the different types of web hosting plans and services on offer? Well fear not dear reader, because we’re here to help you make the right hosting decision for your business and website.

Forget about “technical geek speak”, in this article we’ll be taking things back to the basics and highlighting 8 distinctly different web hosting options in a way that everyone can understand. So without further ado, let’s dive right into things…


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Web Hosting Explained for Non-Tech Types

Posted by on 12 Jun 2018 under Hosting

Web Hosting Explained for Non-Tech Types

Part 1: Understanding Basic Hosting Terminology

Not every one of us is an IT expert, and sometimes things like web hosting can seem to have a language all of its own. Thankfully a little understanding can go a long way, which is why we’ve put together a Basic Hosting Terminology List to help you understand the acronyms, proprietary names and hosting terms used in the industry. Added to this, next month we’ll delve into the different types of websites one can find, as well as the type of web hosting servers one can utilise to host these websites.


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How to Choose a Hosting Package

Posted by on 23 Dec 2016 under Hosting

We know that choosing a hosting package is not always easy, even more so if your are a business owner or IT manager. However, the first step in the right direction is to make sure that you have a good understanding of the different types of hosting options available and what they can offer you. This is why over the past few months we have provided a number of introductory articles on all of the following hosting options:


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Cloud Hosting Explained

Posted by on 23 Dec 2016 under Cloud Computing, Hosting

Cloud hosting is one of the services that MacroLan is best known for, but the truth is many South African businesses and individuals who need large amounts of data storage are not always aware of exactly what it is. Essentially, Cloud Hosting is the same as VPS hosting! So much so in fact that many people within the IT industry are already moving away from using the term VPS and now use the terms Cloud Hosting or Cloud VPS.


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Dedicated Hosting Options

Posted by on 30 Nov 2016 under Hosting

(and what we think of them)

Over the last few months we’ve covered everything from what web hosting is and is shared hosting worth it, to virtual private servers and why a company needs a virtual recovery plan. In this blog post however, we focus on the “big daddy” of hosting options – Dedicated Hosting!


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Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting

Posted by on 24 Oct 2016 under Hosting

VPS Hosting is an exceptionally popular hosting service and is seen by many people as one of the most well-balanced options as well. This is because even though a VPS Server is still a shared environment, the way in which its is shared is so very, very different than the one we covered in our shared hosting blog post earlier in the month.


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Shared Hosting – Is it Worth It?

Posted by on 15 Oct 2016 under Hosting

If people are looking for a cost effective and easy to use hosting option they more often than not turn to a Shared Hosting Environment. But is it any good? In this blog post we take a look at this popular hosting option and answer this question once and for all.


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Web Hosting Explained

Posted by on 30 Sep 2016 under Hosting

All websites, no matter what their purpose, have one thing in common – they all need web hosting! But what does web hosting entail? And what exactly is it?

To start off with, web hosting is a complex beast that has multiple variables that can confuse even the most experienced developer if not executed correctly. However, we hope that this article will provide a good starting point for those new to online work, or provide a good refresher for those who have been in the online industry for a long time. Apart from this article, over the next few months we will delve into the interesting world of different types of web hosting, including:


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