Selecting the right hosting provider is crucial for any internet-based business.
Netspace (India) Web Hosting Services can give your website a solid foundation to grow on by withstanding traffic surges, securing the servers hosting the site, and helping you troubleshoot plugin issue.
These are just a few of the many reasons why it’s important to choose the right service provider as your web hosting services provider in India.
When it comes to Web Hosting India, Many providers call their WordPress plans ‘Managed’, but what does that really mean to you?
Some refer to server or infrastructure management only.
Others consider managed hosting to include 24/7/365 support even at the application level.
This analysis will bring objective data into the mix and shed light on what a truly ‘Managed’ Hosting offering might look like.
Which we use as a reference to compare a range of managed and unmanaged hosting plans.
By highlighting the basic features that a managed Hosting offering should include (in a perfect world).
First impressions are everything.
Regardless of whether you’re a startup, small business owner, freelance developer, sys admin, agency or full-blown enterprise it’s critical that your online presence resonates with your customers, so they remain engaged with your business.
Building and maintaining a professional website alone is no easy task and the underlying infrastructure that powers the website adds even more complexity.
Many website owners simply do neither have the time nor interest in managing and securing infrastructure.
We address this problem by offering various types of managed hosting services, in addition to existing unmanaged hosting plans.
But what’s the difference?
Simply said, managed hosting offloads a variety of technical tasks to the service provider so business owners can focus on the things that really matter, which is growing the business and increasing profits and margins.
However, finding a hosting plan that best meets the needs of your business is not always easy.
Search engine results provide a wide range of managed and unmanaged options and the overwhelming amount of choices can be dizzying.
This page will list all the possible web hosting services which you may need to run your business online.
In a layman level, you can consider a web hosting service as an online space to keep your website data.
If you have designed a website from us or any designer out there, he/ she will probably design it in a local machine, that machine will only be accessible to him/her only.
But a website should be accessible from anywhere in the world, 24×7.
for this, we use web hosting services.
There is a different type of web hosting services in India.
Shared hosting is a type of hosting plan where your site ‘shares’ resources with other accounts on the same server.
This lets service providers cut costs, which is why shared hosting is typically the cheapest option.
Many service providers accomplish this by ‘overselling’ the infrastructure, betting that not all users will require all resources at the same time.
But Netspace (India) keep a strict rules in place using Cloud Linux which enable us to give fair value to all our customers.
Not every Website requires dedicated resources or has a massive budget behind it so you may choose a low-cost shared hosting plan to start with.
Shared hosting is a good option as long as website traffic and your end user base do not outgrow the server resources as the website will not be able to use resources beyond the maximum allowed.
Moreover, noisy neighbours will impact other sites as all websites are sharing space on the same server.
Shared hosting is quite limited in terms of scalability and security compared to VPS, Cloud or even Dedicated Servers
Virtual Private Servers (VPS) are also often called Cloud Servers which is technically incorrect.
A VPS is a virtual instance on a physical server with it’s own copy of an operating system (OS), and own resources such as CPU, RAM or any other data.
Within the VPS family there are so-called Root Servers meaning that you are in full control and therefore also in charge of keeping the server secure and up-to-date at the OS level.
We offer special software tools enabling you to automate mundane server administration tasks through an intuitive graphical user interface and to add additional security with just a few clicks.
There are two type of VPS Hosting.
Dedicated Servers are a good option for all businesses that need to max out on RAM.
Dedicated Server web hosting plan support tons of visitors, server up a resource-heavy website with lots of videos and high-resolution images or peak traffic in an online store.
It’s also the most secure option and provides the highest level of system control.
With wide range of datacenter location in India.
We Provide Dedicated server in Mumbai, NCR, Bangalore and other part of India.
Unless you choose a fully managed dedicated server, or purchase an advanced support / management plan, you will be responsible for managing the server which requires high tech knowledge.
Server management tasks include updating all software (including OS), installing new software (if needed), applying security patches on all levels, implementing a back-up strategy, monitoring performance, and more.
On a dedicated server it’s quite unlikely that your website and IP will get blacklisted if you comply with legal and ethical internet practices.
As the sole owner you’re in full control and do not suffer from bad neighbours that make your website practically invisible.
Dedicated servers usually come with monthly pricing or some kind of long-term commitment. You need to think carefully in advance how many resources you need as you might end up paying a lot for unused resources.
Just like VPS Hosting, Dedicated Servers are further divided into two types.
Types of Dedicated Server
The term ‘Cloud’ can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people, at its most basic form the cloud is ‘just someone else’s computer’.
In the hosting industry the definition needs to be a bit more specific for obvious reasons.
Whereas a VPS relies on one single physical machine the cloud is based on multiple physical servers that work
together and the virtual resources are shared across that virtual network which is called the Cloud.
Cloud hosting is exceptionally resilient and behaves redundantly.
Cloud Servers usually provide a pay-as-you-go model allowing you to add or remove resources on the fly and as needed.
Cloud Hosting gives you a high degree of flexibility and agility with zero initial investment cost but also requires proper planning and skillful cloud management as it can rapidly become wildly expensive and bust your budget.
You can choose between public, private and hybrid cloud hosting offerings.
Most of the web hosting services come with two type of add-on package, Managed and Unmanaged Hosting services
Unmanaged hosting can be a great option for those who love being in the ‘techy weeds’ and having full control over their website(s) and web server.
If you have the time and the knowledge to configure, maintain and secure your server while also ensuring that your website is up and performing well, you are the perfect candidate for an unmanaged hosting plan.
Unmanaged Hosting plans usually provide a server with only an Operating System (OS) installed.
Any additional software such as WordPress, Apache, PHP or MySQL will need to be installed and configured.
Defining and configuring a back-up and recovery strategy, monitoring performance, scanning for malware, upgrading your OS and protecting both your server and website(s) against malicious cyber attacks are also your duty.
While you do have the technical skills to do it yourself and you can automate mundane tasks using a basic control panel or advanced server and website management tool.
it’s up to you to decide where your valuable time is best spent: managing your server or focus on your business.
It’s easy to lean toward the lowest priced hosting option in order to save money.
Instead of focusing on saving money now, consider the following scenarios happening:
The scenarios above could cripple or kill a business, at the very least generate a large amount of stress.
With an unmanaged hosting plan, it’s almost entirely on you to monitor your site and also implement performance and security optimizations on a regular basis.
Managed Hosting services can span from updating OS and providing a 1-click installer for WordPress only to a fully managed infrastructure environment that includes OS, apps, security, 24x7x365 support team even at the WordPress application level, a suitable back-up and recovery strategy, performance monitoring and optimization, SEO improvements, etc.
With that said, you need to carefully read how providers define the ‘managed services’ they’re offering and find the one that best fits your business needs.
It’s important to have a proper service level agreement (SLA) in place and it’s often worth paying a premium for managed services as the cloud adds more complexity to hosting services.
Managed hosting plans can be found in all infrastructure environments.
Managed services are sometimes bundled with the highest tier plans or sold as an add-on.
Some SLAs include a dedicated account manager or cloud consultant who will help to apply top notch security, schedule maintenance events, define and implement your back-up and recovery strategy, drive seamless migrations, improve performance, manage your public cloud instances, and more.
Although you have to pay a premium for Managed Hosting services these cost offset quite easily because you can concentrate on your core business goals and competencies rather than spending non billable system administration time or paying for an IT administrator.
It’s important to keep in mind that even the most advanced managed hosting plans aren’t bulletproof, and you still need to pay some attention to your website and use good judgement when installing themes, plugins or providing access to users.
Managed providers will do their very best to protect your business against cybercrime damages and always implement security best practices but the most expensive lock on earth will not prevent someone from robbing you if you forget to lock it up or give the key to a random stranger.
Catering for all sorts of industries, WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world and has become a major part of the internet since its launch in 2003.
According to BuiltWith, 33% of the top 1 million websites are powered by WordPress.
Driving business growth is already a time-consuming task and using WordPress to build, secure and run a professional website requires a lot of additional expertise to avoid a website getting hacked and then blacklisted by Google.
Or, what you need to do if a plug-in breaks your WordPress site.
What if sluggish performance results in massive SEO penalties and your business can no longer be found through search engines?
It’s clear that finding a hosting plan that best meets the needs of a business is not easy.
Every business is different and the budget a business owner can spend for managed hosting services varies, too.
More features are always nice to have but not necessarily a priority.
Feel free to get in touch with our support team, We will be happy to help you on your path to web hosting services.