It’s important to choose the best hosting plan and hosting service provider. More importantly, choosing the right type of web hosting service will maximize benefits and save costs. Unfortunately, the illness of contemporary times is that a vast majority of webmasters fail to seek enough information on hosting package suits, features and metrics.
This article sheds light on the best web hosting providers and throws an insight into various factors to be considered when choosing a hosting provider.
Before we get our acts together, let’s first understand the meaning of shared hosting.
Shared hosting is a type of web hosting in which multiple websites utilize the resources of a single server. It’s the most economical type of hosting. To manage your sites, you can use the built-in Control Panel.
Truth be told, for websites with huge traffic, shared hosting isn’t recommended.
When searching for a reliable web hosting, honor the following factors:
• Bandwidth & Storage
Evaluate your bandwidth and storage requirements. If you are just starting up, you are likely to have budget constraints. It makes a lot of sense to go with that plan which is well within your budget.
Uptime is a good performance metric. It signifies the amount of time a shared hosting provider keeps the servers running and operational. Uptime should be at-least 99.9%.
Technically, there are two types of costs involved – hosting costs and renewal costs. Many dedicated and shared hosting providers lure adult webmasters with discounted prices. But here’s a caveat – Renewal prices are exorbitant. Do not fall into this trap.
• Technical Support
Round the clock support is expected of shared hosting providers. Multi-channel (phone, live chat and email) support is desirable.
• Upgrade Options
As mentioned in one of the above paragraphs, shared hosting isn’t ideal for adult tube sites that receive huge traffic. If your adult tube site receives less than 1000 visitors per day, then shared hosting is ideal. It’s better to go for dedicated hosting if your website receives significant and precious traffic.
Let’s now acquaint ourselves with the features of top shared hosting providers:
This shared hosting provider guarantees an uptime of 99.98% along with an impressive response time of 499ms. While there are many hosting plans, I recommend its 36 month plan. You can avail its services for just $2.75 per month.
It’s a well-known fact that adult domains cost around $15 per year. When you opt for this hosting provider, you will get an adult domain for free. And yes, there’s a 45-day money back scheme.
You can use the free website builder. It is user intuitive.
iPage is yet another top shared hosting provider. iPage guarantees 99.97% uptime and the response time stands at 384ms. In all honesty, this is often recommended for beginners. There is a bundle of benefits. For instance, you can host multiple domains and websites. You can take advantage of benefits such as scalable bandwidth and unlimited storage.
There’s an option to upgrade to VPS or dedicated hosting. Apart from single click WordPress installation, there’s a site builder.
Here’s another noteworthy feature – iPage offers $200 marketing credits. They can be used in popular search engine networks.
Compared to Ehost and iPage, InMotion is a bit costly. This top shared hosting costs you $4.19 per month and rightly so, as it guarantees 99.99% uptime. It is developer friendly. Right from supporting different types of databases such as MySQL, Ruby, PHP, PostgreSQL, etc., to allowing SSH access to dedicated and shared accounts, InMotion has many provisions to help you grow your adult business.
What excites me is the fact that there’s a 90-day money back guarantee. Domain name registration is free and data back-ups are also free. Many shared hosting providers charge a fortune for automatic data backup.
Have any doubts or queries? Shoot them in the comments. I shall reply in a day or two. My best wishes are with you and your adult business. Cheers!
Originally Published here: Top 5 Shared Hosting Comparison