Trying to understand hosting world a bit better

Discussion in 'Market Research' started by Alan, Oct 31, 2017.

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Do you run your main business website on

Poll closed Dec 19, 2017.
  1. Shared Hosting

    33.3%
  2. Managed VPS

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Unmanaged VPS

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Cloud VPS (e.g. Google Compute / Amazon EC2 / MS Azure )

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Dedicated Server

    66.7%
  1. Alan

    Alan UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Question is trying to see what servers business self hosted ( i.e. excluding the likes of Wix / Squarespace etc ) websites use.
     
    Posted: Oct 31, 2017 By: Alan Member since: Aug 16, 2011
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  2. tech.sense

    tech.sense UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    with hosting so cheap, i would not self-host any services. Most stuff is on shared hosting but my main website is on cloud server
     
    Posted: Nov 5, 2017 By: tech.sense Member since: Jan 13, 2016
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  3. Alan

    Alan UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    I think you mis understand me slightly- I count say WordPress on shared hosting as self hosted.
    What I mean by not self hosted is things like Wix / Shopify and other SaaS style solutions.
     
    Posted: Nov 5, 2017 By: Alan Member since: Aug 16, 2011
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  4. Clicks Online Business

    Clicks Online Business UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    you can run your own site from your own computer/server. Depending how big you are you can just replicate the serving capabilities of your computer to an in-house server. Its not hard.
    Is that what you mean?
     
    Posted: Nov 10, 2017 By: Clicks Online Business Member since: Oct 19, 2017
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  5. Andrew_P

    Andrew_P UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    If you care about your customers, you shouldn't do that. Think about uptime, security, reliability and maintenance. What about physical protection?

    Inhouse server - a no no.
     
    Posted: Mar 2, 2018 By: Andrew_P Member since: Mar 2, 2018
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  6. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    In-house server yes yes. If you have the infrastructure and support systems.
     
    Posted: Mar 2, 2018 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  7. Andrew_P

    Andrew_P UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    In other words, if you are a hosting provider with 24/7 onsite support team, security, power generators, multiple backups for HW failures and so on.

    Yeah, sure, if you have all this in your house then go ahead.
     
    Posted: Mar 2, 2018 By: Andrew_P Member since: Mar 2, 2018
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  8. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Who said anything about this being in my house?

    In-house just means within the hosting organization not number 23 Acacia Avenue, Penge.
     
    Posted: Mar 2, 2018 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  9. webhostuk

    webhostuk UKBF Ace Full Member - Verified Business

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    In self-hosting monitoring and uptime and 24x7 support with infrastructure, cost is not less. If your business is that huge and you can spend then only it would be worth to think self-hosted.
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2018 By: webhostuk Member since: Jul 26, 2009
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  10. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    I agree. But @Andrew_P said it was a no no without qualification.
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2018 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  11. Paul Carmen

    Paul Carmen UKBF Regular Full Member - Verified Business

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    Surely it depends on the business website, traffic and client requirements?

    We use managed VPS ourselves with 24/7 support, but that is overkill for many small business website clients (although we always offer 24/7 hosting support). For a big ecommerce client we use dedicated hosting & extend the server capacity at peak trading times, but that's a major cost that many companies will never need.
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2018 By: Paul Carmen Member since: Jan 27, 2018
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  12. Daugela

    Daugela UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    I would recommend weebly. It’s all in one.
     
    Posted: Mar 15, 2018 By: Daugela Member since: Jul 15, 2017
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  13. Scalingspace

    Scalingspace UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    depends of how big you are. shared hosting for small startup blog is better than cloud hosting.
     
    Posted: Mar 16, 2018 By: Scalingspace Member since: Mar 14, 2018
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  14. Salifuj

    Salifuj UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    In the end one should think of several factors. Cost, tools or infrastructure and the Know-how. If all these are at your advantage then why not in-house servers?
     
    Posted: May 23, 2018 at 2:48 PM By: Salifuj Member since: Oct 7, 2016
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