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Why Choose Load Balancing Web Hosting Plan?

By:   |   Jul 08, 2018   |   Views: 13   |   Comments: 0
When it comes to buying web hosting, you are primarily concerned with just three issues - stability, resources, and price. The plan that you sign up for should offer you reliable hosting services, as well as the right amount of resources for your website. As for price, that depends on your budget.

Usually, a shared hosting account will do just fine. Many popular blogs, corporate sites and forums are hosted on shared accounts. Many hosting companies offer unlimited resources - unlimited domains, unlimited disk space, email accounts and bandwidth. As this is a shared environment, hosting companies are able to offer highly competitive prices for a shared hosting account (as little as $10 per month).

The problem with a shared hosting environment is that too many users may be competing for the same resources. On a single computer, this may result in server melt down - the machine becomes overloaded and fails to function. The solution to this problem is load balancing. What is load balancing?

In simple terms, load balancing is a technique that is used by hosting companies to share server load across different machines. For example, there may be three machines in the network. All three machines share the load. How the servers share the load depends on administrator settings. Resources that can be shared include bandwidth, disk space, CPU and RAM. That means if one server becomes too busy, other machines can chip in and share the load. This results in much more reliable hosting environment.

Servers don't need load balancing all the time. However, load can spike due to special activities such as product launch or events. With load balancing, servers can manage the extra concurrent connections by sharing the load. From the end user point of view, such activities are transparent. The web visitor visits a website, with no reduction in loading time. When the spikes subside, normal operations can be resumed.

This is the main reason why you should choose a hosting plan with load balancing. You get access to more bandwidth and resources when you need it. In addition, the servers are also more stable, as the machines can cope with a higher level of activity.

A website that is hosted on a machine with hundreds of other websites is never a good idea. It is possible for a single website to increase server load unexpectedly. When that happens, the server overloads. Loading time slows to a crawl, and web pages tend to time out. The only way to correct the situation is to wait for the traffic level to subside. Sometimes, that may take a few hours.

Load balancing is being deployed by many hosting companies these days. If there is no mention of this feature on the hosting company's website, be sure to send an email ticket as ask about it. Your website will be hosted on a much more stable environment with load balancing.

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