What type of hosting is good for ranking your website on the top? That might be an interesting question for many of you who want to get top rankings for their websites. Should you host your site on a shared, VPS, dedicated, or cloud server? Is it important in the ranking of a site to choose the type of hosting server? Technically speaking, this question has many variables. But, we will try to make it as simple as possible.
What Type Of Hosting Is Good For Ranking Your Website?
To tell you the truth, it could be an important factor if there is way too much traffic on your site or your site is too large and you are serving a very large number of visitors. If we take all other factors equal, there are three important factors in a hosting server which could affect your web hosting rankings. They are as follows.
- Page speed
- Site security
- Datacenter location
Let us discuss these factors one by one.
Generally speaking, the more ram and bandwidth you have available for your site, the faster its page speed will be. The better the server specifications are the faster the page speed will be. It may mean that dedicated servers will have more resources. So, the page speed will be faster if you are using a dedicated server. However, smaller sites that do not have much traffic may not have lower rankings if they go for cheaper hosting services like shared hosting.
Site security is one of the most important factors to determine the ranking of your site. The more at risk your site is to being hacked, the bigger the risk of getting a drop in rankings. Remember once your rankings drop due to site security issues, it will become pretty difficult to regain rankings.
As a general rule, you should host your website in a datacenter that is physically located in the close proximity of your target visitors. However, you should not choose a server in a location where the data center infrastructure is not good enough even if your target users live in close proximity. Always go for a server that is located in a state of the art datacenter.
By looking at the above arguments, we conclude that it does not matter much whether you host your site in a shaed, VPS, dedicated or cloud server. The more important factors in determining the ranking of your site will be your site and server configurations, content delivery network, Gzip compression and image size etc.