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If you are planning on building your first blog, it is vital that you choose the right website hosting service that is suitable for the type of blog you want.

Getting the right web hosting for your website is a crucial step in the progress of your own blog. It should be your top priority as a blogger who is expected to constantly publish post on a daily basis.

To help you decide which hosting your need, here is a breakdown of each web hosting options, its characteristics, and its pros and cons.

Shared Hosting

For websites that are not resource-heavy, shared hosting tends to work best. This means the website should not receive a huge traffic. If you are still starting out and do not have any plans on getting a heavy traffic flow, this option will suit you. But if you are building a website and plan on having a huge traffic, you can still start with shared hosting and upgrade your subscription later on.

Pros:

  • Great starter package for anybody who plans on building a website
  • Very affordable
  • Unlimited bandwidth and space when resource usage is low
  • Great for low-trafficked sites that does not contain any dynamic or heavy content.

Cons:

  • Risk of down-time or website suspension when resource usage is high
  • You share the server space with other sites which can impact your speed
  • This is not meant for sites with high traffic

Dedicated Hosting

With shared hosting, you share a server with numerous websites. With dedicated hosting, there is only one server entirely allocated to you. This means that the server’s resources are yours 100%.

Blogs intended for high traffic should use dedicated servers because it does not usually encounter issues regarding bandwidth limits, disc storage and other technical issues. This is also a good server for people who are looking into creating an online store or any eCommerce site with blogs.

Pros:

  • You can customize your hardware
  • The entire server is all to yourself
  • You can customize your security and operating system
  • You do not have to worry about resources

Cons:

  • It is expensive

 

VPS (Virtual Private Server) Hosting

If shared hosting lacks the space but dedicated hosting is also too much for what your need, you can choose VPS. VPS hosting allocates a portion all to yourself inside the server. If you know that you are going to be using a lot of resources and do not want to risk affecting other websites negatively (including yours), then VPS should be your choice.

Think of VPS this way. You are currently living in a hotel but you only utilize the room that you paid for. This means you are sharing one server but there is a specifically allocated space for you. You can visit hosting sites to determine how much you will most likely pay for a VPS hosting.

Pros:

  • You have your own private unit in the server
  • Less expensive hosting compared to dedicated servers
  • There is a lesser chance that your site will be suspended
  • No worries of resources
  • Very unlikely to slow down your site or experience downtime
  • You have your own dedicated mail server, firewall and other security control
  • You have your own CPU and RAM resources

Cons:

  • This is more expensive than shared hosting

 

As a beginner, what do you need?

Technically, if you are still starting out, you should fully consider signing up for the most inexpensive provider, but do not take one that is not trusted. If you plan on a blog that is intended to receive traffic, you should focus your attention on VPS or dedicated. But you should also consider your skills as a blogger.

Advanced users can easily gain traffic and should lean towards VPS or dedicated. But if you are still testing things out, it is best that you get shared hosting as a starter plan. You should also determine the number of websites hosted on a shared server as this will impact your speed and downtime. Sometimes, the most inexpensive options are cheap for a reason.

Food

Fall is always a wonderful time of the year, more so because of the abundance of produce that comes to our tables during this season. This is also the season for apples of all sorts, making it possible for you to start using apples in food.

This delicious and versatile fruit can be used in a whole lot of ways from baked goods to salads to sauces. Another wonderful way to enjoy these delightful fruits is in the form of apple cider.

Apples are most often used in pies and cakes because their sweetness is perfectly suited to these desserts. In fact, all people who love to bake have their own favorite recipes that have apples as the main ingredient. It is therefore quite common for them to serve an apple flan, torte or crumble for dessert.

These fruits play another important role in baking. Apple puree can be used as a substitute for at least half the butter or oil that you would use in order to bake a cake or a dessert. You can’t replace all the fat but the use of apple puree adds plenty of moisture and fiber to your baked dish, making it a far healthier option than before. In addition, it also means that you can reduce the amount of sugar you use in the recipe.

Apples add a welcome crunch and sweetness to the salads they are used in. You’ll have to remember to dress the salad quickly in order to prevent the fruit from turning dark with oxidization. While most people immediately think of desserts and salads when it comes to using these fruit, it is also possible to use them in savory dishes.

Roast apples make the perfect accompaniment to a dish of roast pork. In addition, apples make the perfect addition to the stuffing of a roast turkey because of their unique taste that combines tartness and sweetness.

You could also enjoy apple cider during the fall. This delicious non-alcoholic beverage is a unique and refreshing drink that is drunk throughout the fall but is mostly served on the Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas holidays. It has a limited shelf life and can also be served mulled with a variety of spices.

Delicious taste apart, there is one important advantage of using apples in food. This fruit is immensely healthy and it is a rich source of vitamins and anti-oxidants in addition to fiber while being extremely low in calories. These fruits are a good source of nutrients and vitamins like riboflavin and pyridoxine among others. There is evidence that a diet rich in apples can improve brain function and also keep Alzheimer’s Disease at bay. There is definitely some truth to the adage ‘An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away’.

Make sure that you collect as many recipes that use apples in food so that you can enjoy this versatile fruit in many different ways. You will really enjoy cooking and eating them!