We have been creating websites for over a decade now. We have probably built more websites then an average person on earth.
We have had a lot of experiences with different hosting companies. Some of them are really good and worth recommending and some of them can be a nightmare to deal with. Today I am going to talk about hosting.
What is web hosting?
According to website.com – “Web hosting is a service that allows organizations and individuals to post a website or web page onto the Internet. A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed in the Internet. Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers.
When Internet users want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address or domain into their browser. Their computer will then connect to your server and your webpages will be delivered to them through the browser.
Most hosting companies require that you own your domain in order to host with them. If you do not have a domain, the hosting companies will help you purchase one.”
Who provides fast shared-hosting?
One of the best hosting companies Siteground. They have very good and fast customer support + their service quality is out of this world. Fastest plans can be quite expensive, but they are worth the money. For example, Go Geek plan for WordPress does miracles to make the website run fast with WooCommerce shop on WordPress. I love their plans and service, but I do hate the limits if you do get way more traffic than expected. When you reach the limits, they disable your website 🙂 I don’t think that is the right solution.
Luckily, there is an alternative. Hostgator – Cloud Hosting. I would only recommend the Pro Cloud plan with 6 Gb of RAM and 6 core CPU. The CPU and RAM mean a lot these days. If you have a website, which creates a lot of database queries, you need lots of RAM and CPU by default. They are really fast, but not as fast as Siteground. Average internet user would not even see the speed difference.
By the way, at the moment TemplatesHero.com runs on Pro Cloud. Enjoying the performance, cloud benefits and plan resource benefits. Before, we were using a hosting provider, which had a 2.5 Mb I/O limit, which was very painful. The site was running slow and was unbearable to use.
What I don’t like – support. They are rather slow and their chat system is back from year 2000. Sooner or later you solve your issues one way or another.
The most cost effective solution is to go for Siteground if you run a WordPress blog or a WooCommerce shop and don’t have lots of traffic. Siteground is truly amazing and blazing fast for their price, up to 100,000 monthly visits.
If you have more than 100,000 visits, I would recommend Hostgator. You will not run out of resources in the middle of month. The website will be fast, but not blazing fast, but it will be available from the cloud. Cloud means more resources on demand. More resources mean sustainability.
Tested and experienced by TemplatesHero.com staff.