“What type of hosting do I need?”
To answer this question, many service providers run the gamut, offering everything from WYSIWYG site builders, to basic shared hosting, to even WordPress-specific hosting. In most cases, these are probably all that the average person needs, even to get a medium-size web presence going.
But what if you, or your clients, need more than what the average hosting environment can provide?
This is where a method we call APPLES can come into play — and, no, I’m not talking about the fruit you find at your local grocery store (or the device you could be reading this on).
APPLES is a handy acronym, with each letter representing a question that can help you determine if you need a server and, possibly more important, if you’re going to need some help with managing that server:
- Admin experience level
- Purpose of the server