Once you decide that you are going to build a website you will need to decide what kind of provider you would like to host it for you. One of the more popular servers that you might find yourself looking into is shared hosting as it seems to be the latest fad in this field. Before you make a decision to go with that kind of provider take the time and look into VPS hosting. Virtual Private Server providers do not give out one IP address for everyone to share on just one server.
When you are sharing one IP address with many other users you could be at risk if one of the users does something wrong and gets banned from the search engines. Since everyone is using the same IP then all the other users might find themselves banned also which means no traffic will be directed to your website. With a risk like this it is no wonder more users are switching to VPS hosting. There are some differences between dedicated and VPS hosting. Learn what the differences are then go with the one that will work best for you.
If you are a business owner then you might be interested in dedicated hosting. The provider will assign you an IP address that will be for the server. Then you will be the only one using the whole server and the resources.
If you would like a server that you can actually configure just like you owned it then VPS hosting might interest you. You still get the server to yourself and your own IP address. Keep in mind though if there is a problem with the server there usually is not a maintenance agreement in place so the host will fix the problem. This is what keeps this kind of hosting plan cheaper on the fees.
The easiest way to find out more information on either dedicated or VPS hosting is by going to the forums. There are hosting forums in place where there are decisions and even discounts being offered. If you join the forum you can ask questions and see which plan might work the best for you. This is also a good way to find out how a hosting provider is performing. You do not want to set your website on a server that is known for issues or that the provider does not uphold their end of the deal.