How To Choose The Best Web Hosting For Your Needs.mp4
There are so many different types of Web hosting accounts to choose from. It could get a little confusing and a little overwhelming to keep tabs and to understand the different types of hosting so that you could choose the right hosting for your situation and for your needs. And that’s the purpose of this video is for it to help you be able to choose the right web hosting for you.
Hi!, My name is Adam from wpcrafter.com, where I make WordPress tutorial videos for non techies and if you’re new here consider clicking on the subscribe button and make sure it hit that notification Bell. Okay, so we’re gonna jump into this video it’s going to be more presentation style like this. So let’s just go ahead and get started.
First, I want you to know what to expect in this video. Number one: This video is going to help you choose the right hosting for you, whether you just want one website, multiple website,, e-commerce website, online learning course website. You’re a web developer and your hosting Web sites for clients. That’s what this video is for to help you choose the best web hosting package for you and for your needs. Now, it’s also going to be very helpful to identify what other types of hosting are out there and what you should be looking for when deciding what host is for you?
So you can know when it’s time to change webhosting providers because we all start someplace but then we might need to make changes as time goes on and someone to help you identify those. Now you might be surprised but this video is not going to be me making recommendations saying go to this host and get service there or this host. That’s not what this video’s for. This video is for explaining the different types of hosting that are out there. So that you know what type of service to pursue for your needs. Okay,. But if you are interested in recommendations my website that I have all those add is ordernewhosting.com. I have a lot of information there on the different types of hosting that we’re going to talk about in this video, different top tier companies that provide services and reviews for those companies. I’ve got it all right there and I’ve got something new that I’ve recently added there and uptime monitor page. So, Most of these hosts, I have a website on. I’m doing real time monitoring to see the uptime every minute and to test the load time and I’m making this. I’m paying for this and I’m making this available to whoever visits ordernewhosting.com. They’ll be able to view this page or you can just go to my website to wpcrafter and click on hosting. Both take you to the same exact place.
Now, Surprisingly I don’t think you should put all the weight in your decision based upon that uptime monitor page. It is nice. I’ve got it right here. This is what it looks like and you can see the name of the company. You can see their uptime over the past seven days but you shouldn’t put all of your decision in what you see there. Because this is really just showing you the uptime for the one server that has my one website on that one service.
So, a lot of these companies have thousands of servers that they’re managing. All this is going to show you is the uptime of one and it could be something related to a wordpress update or something along those lines that costs a little bit of downtime. It is actually very normal. Obviously, we all want a 100 percent uptime that’s the goal and the hosts want to provide that. I’m just saying that one person’s experience might not mirror someone else’s and there’s other things to consider and look for when choosing a web host. But I did want to make this uptime monitor available for you and for the people that visit my website.
So, We have a big problem. When it comes to hosting and it usually boils down to expectations. Right? So, we all want the Ferrari right. We want that nice fast beautiful car or maybe if you’re not a Ferrari person like me. You might like a convertible luxurious Bentley and that’s kind of what we all want. That’s what we’re expecting but we don’t all have the budget for that. We might just have the budget for a Toyota now. There’s nothing wrong with Toyota’s. I’ve been driving Toyota’s four years. But the experience that I get with the Toyota vs the experience in a Ferrari are obviously going to be different the price tag is different the handling is different the interior is different every aspect of these two experiences are going to be different. And that is a lot of how hosting is. We want the Ferrari but we might only have the budget for the Toyota and that’s okay. But you just want to go in with the right expectations. And that’s why you could see one hosting package costs 5 dollars per month and hosting package cost 500 dollars per month. There is this difference.
But there is something that you get that’s different depending on what you pay just like whether you’re buying a Toyota or a Ferrari. I personally wouldn’t want a Ferrari, I prefer a Bentley. But who are we kidding? I’m probably never going to drive a Bentley anyways. So I’ve broken down to the four criteria that you should use when deciding and evaluating various hosts and I like to call this and I coined this term. I didn’t get it from anywhere else is the four S’s of hosting.
OK! So the first S is speed. So depending on the plan that you choose and the companies you want to be looking for. How fast is your website going to load? So that’s the first one, Speed.
The next one is support. Are you going to get support not just my websites down? Can you help me? But, support like I don’t know what happened to my wordpress password? I can’t log in. Can you maybe fix that for me or I’m trying to update this plug in it’s not working? Can you fix this for me WordPress specific support in case all the different support you get? And I think support is actually one of the most important experiences that you want to evaluate when choosing a web host as the support experience that you’re going to get the level of help you’re gonna get. And do they have a wordpress expertise.
Next is security, and security are the keynote number one include a free SSL certificate that’s a must. Nowadays, there are some hosts that still don’t do this. A lot of them have been getting on the bandwagon but security goes a lot further than just that. Another side of security is are they taking proactive measures to prevent and block brute force attacks on your website or scanning for vulnerabilities on your website. Things like that. That is what I’m talking about when I’m referring to security. Also side note with that not all web hosts and there’s a big painful point for people is if you have an outdated plugin on your website. Your website gets a vulnerability gets hacked into and now you’ve got all this junk on your website. Is your website host going to clear that out for you? And most web hosts actually don’t. But there are certain ones that you do pay more for that are more than happy to clean your website out for you.
And next comes specialty and what this is is does the web host provide any specific features for WordPress users and so specialty would be a staging area and what that means is instead of just updating your website and then later finding out there’s a problem that you can log in, click a button, one button in a row create this separate instance of your website. Where you can go and test different things test different design things update plugins and see if it causes any problems. This kind of a staging area. So that’s a perfect example of a specialty. Another specialty is some form of caching and that’s a speed optimization. Do they have some of these WordPress specific specialties? Some of the hosts will update your website for you. They’ll do all of these different things so that’s one of the things you want to evaluate when choosing a web host for you.
8 Types Of Hosting.
Now we’re going to get to it. There are eight different categories of hosting some of these are closely related but you can easily break them down into eight different categories. This is something else that I came up with when looking at all of the different types of hosting to organize it this way and the way that makes the most sense.
1. Basic Shared Hosting:.
So you’re gonna have your first type of hosting which is basic shared hosting. This is the hosting that a lot of us will start out with our first website on. I sure know that I did with a basic shared hosting. There isn’t much by way of special features on it for WordPress users. Most of them do not have specific WordPress related support. So you’re not going to them and asking them to reset your WordPress password and it’s just your basic shared hosting and this is the most affordable type of hosting. We all start here but eventually we try to move on beyond here.
2. Managed WordPress Hosting (Cpanel/Custom):.
Next is two different types of manage WordPress hosting. OK, so some of them have something called a Cpanel and it’s a control panel that allows you to install your website. It allows you to create email accounts to access the file system and do all kinds of stuff like that. That you may want to do to make it easier to manage all of your different websites that you have. So there’s a Cpanel based manage WordPress hosting. You pay just a little bit more for this type of hosting but it tends to be more stable and a more smooth experience plus because it’s managed WordPress they’re usually going to have some way of updating your plugins in themes for you and some additional features like staging, environments and stuff like that. That’s gonna be your cpanel.
Now, there’s the custom manage WordPress hosting providers and what they’ve done is for optimal performance.They have done away with this industry standard Cpanel and instead created their own custom control panel. Now one of the things when it’s a man is WordPress hosting that has their custom panel just about every single time they do not include email hosting. So, if you want to also have your web host have your email and I’ll have a separate video on why you would or would not want to do that? This category of managed WordPress hosting providers. That’s just not an option and it’s simple you usually would just use Google Apps or some kind of third party service for your email hosting. But those usually give you the most phenomenal type of speed and specialty out of all of the different web hosts for wordpress but they also have a different billing method usually and they charge you. You choose a plan and you get a certain amount of visits. Unique visitors to your website in a month. If you go over that you might get bumped up to the next package or you might get charged some kind of a surcharge fee. And so that’s going to be typical when you have managed WordPress hosting with their custom control panel. Like I said if you visit ordernewhosting.com. I have it all kind of broken down there. The different companies that have these different types of services so it all makes sense now.
3. Managed WooCommerce:
There’s a new type of hosting that I’ve seen and there’s only one or two hosting providers that have this type of service right now. And it’s called Managed WooCommerce hosting. It’s going to be a lot like managed WordPress hosting but the environment has been optimized for WooCommerce e-commerce shops. And they usually come included with some services that are outside of WordPress that make running an e-commerce shop that much easier that much smoother and that much more efficient and strategic. Like I said this is a newer type of hosting that you are not seeing everywhere just yet. It might catch on who knows but it’s something that is going around right now.
4. Reseller Hosting:
Next, you would have a reseller hosting. So what reseller hosting typically is? It’s just like a basic shared hosting but it allows you to create these separate containers of web hosting accounts that you can use for individual clients. So, obviously you can have any but any type of hosting plan that allows you to have more than one website hosted on it and you could put a client’s website on it. But the only thing is if you have your personal website and your client’s website. You’re not going to want to give your client an actual log in. Because, now they can access your stuff. So that’s what reseller hosting is for. So, typically you find this with Cpanel based hosting and what it does is? It allows you to create unique individual Cpanel accounts. So, you can have all of your clients websites and email accounts separate from each other and it allows you to create these Cpanel accounts. You pay one fee and you get a certain amount of resources and then you just allocate them to each one of your clients. This is great if you’re a web agency and you want to keep all your clients separate but like I said you can turn any web hosting account into a reseller account really as long as your client doesn’t need to actually log into the account in order to manage or maintain anything.Not only that but they won’t ask you for the log and that’s going to be uncomfortable for you. You have them on your hosting account and then they ask for the log in and you’re like sorry, you’re not getting.
5. Cloud Hosting:.
This next is cloud hosting and cloud hosting has been going on for a while now. Cloud hosting is not for the faint at heart. It’s literally just imagine a Linux server. Everything has to be done with a terminal command line typing in commands and there’s no control panel, there’s no support, there is none of that available to you. Now, in this instance, I mentioned a few names of companies, there’s Digital Ocean, there’s Len node, there is vulture. You’re literally just buying this dedicated container of resources. There’s no control panel or anything to manage it and if you have a problem you are completely 100 percent on your own. It’s not for most people but if you would consider yourself a Linux system administrator or know enough to get by on the command line terminal, SSA and all of that guys you know. I can actually do that and I’ve had my own cloud hosting before and I could do it just. Fine, but it gave me anxiety because I knew. I knew enough to get my website going but I didn’t know enough to solve problems if those problems came up. So even me even though I have the ability to have a cloud hosting I chose not to. Now cloud hosting is gonna get you the best performance at the lowest price. It is insane what you could do with cloud hosting.
6. Managed Cloud Hosting:.
But thank goodness there’s something called managed cloud hosting and there this is a new category as well. So, essentially what they’re doing is? They’re taking those cloud hosting servers and they would instead order it through the managed cloud hosting provider and they will provide you a control panel to make it really easy to install WordPress and they’re also going to provide some of some of them. Also provide support so you can ask for help if there’s a problem with your server problem with your website. Anything like that you get the help but the only thing is you’re paying almost double twice the costs of just going and getting that cloud server yourself. I will say that I have used. There’s a really the big dog is cloud ways. They’re the main company that are pioneering this managed cloud hosting, type of hosting and I’ve used them a lot before and they’re fantastic I have a full tutorial and review coming out on cloud weighs the pros and cons of cloud ways but that’s not what this video is about.
7. VPS(Virtual Private Server):.
Then you have a VPN is virtual private servers and this is actually going to be very similar to what you would get with the cloud hosting except think of cloud hosting but with a Cpanel, Control Panel, that you can have to make it easy to add email accounts and have multiple websites. And all of that but you’re getting some dedicated resources and you’re paying more for it obviously and you can also use a VPN most of the time if it comes with something called WHM. It allows you to create those separate Cpanel accounts if you wanted to also use it for reselling. Now most VPN is services there does come with support so you can go and ask for help, if you run into any trouble.
8. Dedicated Server:.
And lastly, We’ve already made it through 8 the last one. It’s just a dedicated server. So, you go to the hosting company and they have full dedicated servers so the entire machine, 100 percent of its resources are for you. Now, you can get these with the operating system on it or it could just be Linux. You can terminal illnesses each end or they can have Cpanel or WHM on it. And then you can use it just like you would use the virtual private server except you have more resources and those resources are dedicated to you. So, this is going to be your dedicated server.
So, most of us actually are going to end up starting using basic shared hosting and then move up to manage WordPress hosting and then there’s that decision of going with the ones with Cpanel or the ones that have their custom control panel. But you have that kind of a metered experience where you might have to pay more depending on how many people actually visited your website? That particular month and then you might move up from there onto managed cloud hosting and I have managed cloud hosting right now because I need tip-top peak performance and I like having the dedicated resources. OK.
So what is next?
So I just listed out eight different categories of hosting. So, what’s next is I have a dedicated video on each of these types of hosting coming and I will link them in the video description box down below. So, if you’ve watched this video and you say,”Hmm! I’m most interested in managed WordPress hosting that has the highest performance and that’s going to be the one with out Cpanel and with a custom control panel”.
So, I have a dedicated video on that where I’m going to go over some of the various companies and their pros and cons of each of those companies to help you choose one that is perfect for you. Expect those 8 videos linked in the video description box down below and then from those videos they will be an individual review of the individual hosting companies and kind of a video to show you around the service to make it that much easier to start using the service and using it to its fullest.
A lot of these web hosting services, it’s hard to review from a long gerrity standpoint. But I can certainly use the service and understand the control panel. Do a review of that a review of this sport support a review of the speed at that moment? A review of the specialty at that moment and I can do all of that so that’s what those particular videos are going to be?
Like I said if you visit orderednewhosting.com. I’ve got the uptime monitor right there and I’ve got links to these individual reviews right there as well just to make it as easy as possible for you to choose the right web hosting service for you. You don’t have to just make the choice that someone is suggesting to you. I really want you to understand the different types of hosting so you can choose the right one that meet your needs today or tomorrow or might be the next type of levelling up which is a good thing right. You know when your website is doing good. Getting good traffic you might want to level up and get higher performance so that’s it for me in this video.
I want to know what you think in the comment section down below. Any specific questions you have about web hosting. I’m glad I stuck to my rule of no recommendations. In this video, I hope you can take it at that face value. And so if you’ve appreciated that or if you’ve learned anything in this video consider giving it a thumbs up and remember to subscribe and click on the bell for notifications for future videos like this. Hey, I appreciate you spending this time to meet with me today to make sure you choose the right hosting that meets your needs. I can’t wait to see you in the next video. Thanks for watching.
Here Are Some Additional Web Hosting Related FAQs
- The Nature of Your Website.
- The Cost Involved.
- Shared V/S Dedicated Web Hosting.
- Reputation and Reviews of the Host.
- Addon Domain Services.
- The Speed of Your Web Host.
- Further Reading.
- SiteGround is the most secure hosting provider that still offers amazing customer support;
- InMotion Hosting is the best if you care about site load speed and security;
- Bluehost provides amazing security for WordPress websites;
- HostGator – Best Overall Hosting Provider.
- InMotion – Ideal For Shared and VPS Hosting.
- Bluehost – Great For WordPress Hosting.
- A2 Hosting – Number One For Cloud Hosting.
- 1&1 IONOS – Really Reliable.
- SiteGround – Excellent Customer Service.
- GoDaddy – Full Of Extra Features.
- Decide how much hand-holding you’ll need. Basic customer service provides access to email, ticket and phone support.
- Estimate the amount of traffic you expect (and be honest with yourself).
- Understand server types.
- Choose a portable content management system to avoid lock-in.
- Own your domain name.
- A2 Hosting.
- Media Temple.
Most plans include unlimited disk storage, domain hosting, email addresses, and bandwidth. Most customers report that Bluehost is fast. Integrate with CloudFlare, and you’ll get even better performance. If you can afford it, the WordPress hosting on Bluehost is considered to be top-notch.
There you have it, the three main web hosting types. There are other varieties out there, but it’s important to note that these are less common, and most business and personal needs are covered by some form of shared, VPS, or dedicated hosting.
- 1&1 IONOS: Best For Overall Cloud Hosting.
- A2 Hosting: Best For Customer Service.
- SiteGround: Best For Reliability.
- InMotion: Unmetered CPU Cores.
- HostGator: Unmetered Storage Space.
- DreamHost: Cheapest Cloud Hosting.
- If you are a beginner who is starting a blog, then you DO NOT need managed WordPress hosting. … If you lack the technical skills, then average web hosting can become a hassle as your site grows. With an average hosting (shared, VPS, or dedicated), you are responsible for security, updates, speed, uptime, etc.
- Wix.com. A strong, browser-based website builder, Wix.com reigns supreme if you want a simple, drag-and-drop interface for building basic sites (i.e., for portfolios, small sites, etc.).