PREMIUM DOMAIN AND WEBSITE HOSTING
What is web hosting? A lot of people aren’t sure. If they have a website, they may have a vague idea, but if they are starting up an online business or they are looking for a website hosting solution for their company or business, they usually have no idea what website hosting really is and most business owners really don’t understand there are huge differences between the hosting solutions being offered today. This article offers a number of tips that anyone can use to learn more about web hosting and choose the best hosting solution for them but a good, general rule of the thumb is to remember that “you get what you pay for.” Not always true but in the world of website hosting and web domains, this is true.
VPS (Virtual Private Server) Hosting
We will start with what is the best solution for self-hosted WordPress website owners and those running real business websites. We recommend that you look for a plan with a Dedicated VPS or virtual private server. As opposed to the customary shared web hosting services, a VPS is more akin to having a personal server that enables you to manage all of its features and capabilities, such as creating an account or choosing which software to add or delete. However, it’s important to note that this option is feasible only if you have some experience with running a server. However, on our Managed WordPress Hosting accounts, we host your website for you on our VPS Cloud Server and then also manage the WordPress site for you. Meaning we keep the site updated with all the latest security updates, plugin updates, core PHP/MySQL updates and even triple redundancy backups. Companies and real online businesses cannot afford to be running their entire business on a shared server. A growing business demands the larger bandwidth and increased storage space that a dedicated VPS server can easily provide. This will give your customers the optimal experience on your site. The more your customers enjoy using your site, the more likely they are to visit it again or buy something else from you in the future. Site performance matters. Meaning that how long it takes to load your website pages largely determines your bounce rate. Low bounce rates is a KPI that all website owners should be keeping track of because it helps to understand how your site visitors are reacting to their experience.
Shared Server Hosting
Shared web hosting service refers to a web hosting service where many websites reside on one web server connected to the Internet.” [Source: Wikipedia] On a shared hosting plan you are typically paying somewhere between $5-15/month for the service. Your website is residing on a server with tens of thousands of other websites and is sharing the resources of that server. Performance and access to support are two of the main issues. What do you really expect to get for $5/month, right? You need to decide whether you should select shared or dedicated hosting. If your website has a lot of traffic and is very involved, shared hosting may not be to your advantage and may actually hurt your business. A dedicated host may be an optimal choice in these situations. The bigger your site, or your plans, the more you should consider dedicated hosting. For most legitimate businesses, shared hosting is simply not advisable. Your business website needs to perform well for your site visitors and you need it to stay live (uptime) 100% of the time. In this arena of shared hosting, you truly get you what pay for and we have many customer experiences where shared hosting actually cost the business money!
Ensure that you choose a web host that provides both cPanel and Softaculous. CPanel can assist you in controlling and maintaining your website easily by using this control panel that is very user friendly. Fantastico is a strong script installer that lets you install scripts in only two minutes instead of the thirty minutes that it takes to install them manually. Both these features can be extremely useful for you. If the host you’re considering selecting doesn’t provide both of these, then you may want to consider finding another host.
There is a lot to learn about web hosting. It can’t be learned in a day, but the tips in this article provide a hefty wealth of information so that anyone with a website can start with a great foundation. Think of these tips when you come across hosting issues, and you will be able to make smarter choices.