How To Choose The Correct Hosting For Your Website
Posted by Paul Nesbitt on 27 May 2016 01:08 PM

How To Choose The Correct Hosting ​For ​Your Website


Choosing the right web hosting for your website or business can be a daunting task. With thousands of web hosts all claiming to be the best, each with a multitude of hosting packages offering different things, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of technical jargon and wonder if you’ll ever get your website online. 

Various factors can come into play when deciding which web hosting package is suitable for you, from your business model to budget and from your monthly traffic to the location of your customer base. To help you make an informed decision about which type of web hosting is right for your business, we have put together a handy guide featuring the key features of our three main web hosting packages.

Website hosting

Perhaps the most traditional type of web hosting, ‘shared’ web hosting gives you enough storage space, bandwidth, and enough features like email addresses, databases and FTP accounts to host a website. At PAC, our shared hosting packages include room to host up to twenty domain names, meaning you can host multiple websites under one account. 

‘Shared’ web hosting doesn’t mean you’re sharing an account with other users. It means that there is one server with its resources shared amongst its users. Each account has its own limit on services like disk space and bandwidth and is entirely separate from the next, meaning your data is secure. It’s economical because the cost of running a server is shared between several users so that we can pass on the savings to you. 

Shared hosting is perfect for beginners, or for those who want a stress-free service, as we manage everything, from uptime to support enquiries. If you choose PAC and take an annual plan, we’ll even include a free domain name to get your new website off the ground.

Reseller hosting

Reseller hosting plans are created for those who want to sell web hosting to other people or want to host multiple websites on the same server, each with their own cPanel account. 

Starting your own web hosting business can be very lucrative, and taking out a reseller hosting plan means you can enjoy making a profit from selling on the space and bandwidth you purchase without the worries or stresses of buying and managing your own dedicated server. 

With web hosting companies in the UK generating over £8billion per year, and in USA $16billion per year, starting your own web hosting business is an affordable, risk-free way of making some extra money, with very little technical knowledge needed to succeed. 

At PAC, our reseller packages include their own IP address, allowing your website to be fully white labelled so you can add your branding to the hosting without a trace of PAC. 

Our packages include an unbranded WHMCS license and ENOM domain reseller account, meaning you can automate your web hosting sales, allowing you to sit back and reap the rewards. They also include two SSL certificates to secure your cPanel, WHM and your WHMCS install to maximise security and increase trust amongst your customer base.

VPS hosting

If your website has outgrown standard web hosting and needs the power and flexibility of its own server, then our UK-based VPS packages are perfect for you. 

Setting up and managing a dedicated server is an expensive, time-consuming and technical job. A VPS, which stands for Virtual Private Server, is the step between a shared hosting package and a dedicated server, giving you the flexibility and power of a dedicated server with the same level of required effort as a shared hosting plan - none! 

At PAC, we manage all of our VPS packages to the highest standard for the maximum reliability and uptime possible. We also include 24/7 technical support, as well as seven days of back-ups to give you extra peace of mind. If you are migrating from another server or web host, we’ll even handle the migration free of charge when you sign up for a VPS plan

All of our VPS servers come packaged with an unlimited cPanel license, meaning you can host as many websites on your server as you like. cPanel is a popular choice in providing clients with an easy-to-use, functional control panel. If you’re an advanced user, full SSH access is provided to give you extra flexibility and speed, and of course, your VPS is completely white labelled, meaning you can customise it to your brand in whichever way you like. 

So, why wait any longer? PAC has a web hosting package to suit everyone's needs, from a blogging beginner to a corporate network. Find out more about our packages here.

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