What type of web hosting to use?

Hi!

My name is Bikram. and i am newbie in hosting and not the brightest kind. I have a question regarding hosting and for that i am stating my requirements below.

I want to host 4 wordpress blogs

1 OS commerce or zencart website that might have 100 to 200 products. For payments i will sue any bank's payment gateway.

1 general website

i might host one forum as well.

all these services except my personal blog (biksy.com) will be new. My existing blog get around 100-200 visitors a day.

I am not sure, how much visitor to expect initially.

Please suggest me what type of hosting i should go for, shared, VPS or any other?

I read somewhere that if you get 5000 uniques then you should have X amount of bandwidth, can you please explain how to find out how much bandwidth will be required if i expect say 100 visitors.

And what does unique stands for, does repeat users doesn't count in this.

I am very confused and though to ask this question here, so that I can get expert's opinion on this.

Also suggest if anything more i need to look at before finalizing the hosting?

Thanks
Bikram

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R0adra93 answered 10 years ago
R0adra93 answered 10 years ago

First, do not go with any provider that says "unlimited" that is a red flag, think of it this way. Servers have a finite amount of hard drive space then the server has a finite amount of resources to be able to serve xxx amount of clients.

No matter how big the server is or how much bandwidth the the machine is able to carry there is a point where the server's capability is tapped out and hosting providers will continue to put customers onto that server to squeeze every bit of performance out of it.

For your needs you want a company who offers professional web hosting and has a policy in place to not oversell / overload their servers for the sake of quality over quantity / profit.

Cheers!

-Thomas

Chad Williams answered 8 years ago
Chad Williams answered 8 years ago

Quote:

Originally Posted by pretten

I also tried other webhosting which is cheap and they promise they are reliable but it turned out wrong, my friendly advice if you want to have a webhost try to research about their company if you cant see any bad comments about them maybe they where really reliable, good luck bro..:)

Cheap and reliable don't always work out. Don't choose a host, just because there prices are cheap. Get a reliable good host from the start, even if it cost more. It will be well worth it in the long run.

Chad

Robert Kirwan answered 10 years ago
Robert Kirwan answered 10 years ago

Don't try free hosting!

for what you are asking you want to sell products online accepting credit card payments, for this you need an SSL Certificate and a Dedicated IP, a free host will NOT be able to provide this,

SSL Cert will cost around $20 per year
Dedicated IP will cost between $12-$24 per year

you should look for hosting offering 2-5GB space and 5-10GB bandwidth, you can always upgrade this later, pay around $5-10 per month if you are selling online you need a reliable service.

If you have any questions please let me know

Host1plus answered 11 years ago
Host1plus answered 11 years ago

Quote:

Originally Posted by pretten

I also tried other webhosting which is cheap and they promise they are reliable but it turned out wrong, my friendly advice if you want to have a webhost try to research about their company if you cant see any bad comments about them maybe they where really reliable, good luck bro..:)

If you see just good reviews about company, you can trust them too, because it could be written by one or two persons from same company. Don't you think so?

Judthryn answered 10 years ago
Judthryn answered 10 years ago

cheapest is usually not the best choice when it comes to hosting. If having a stable presence on the Internet is important to you, if you don't want to waste countless hours trying to resolve mysterious problems with your site, then do your research and be prepared to spend a few extra bucks to get a quality service run by a professional team.

Hostwinds answered 8 years ago
Hostwinds answered 8 years ago

A shared webhosting environment should be more than enough for what you need. However if you would like more control over how your site loads and what is enabled and disabled for security a VPS would suit you better. I would recommend a host with cPanel as it makes your life much simpler.

Webadmin77 answered 11 years ago
Webadmin77 answered 11 years ago

We are completely satisfied being hosted with 24hostingnow.
All these months they have attended every query of ours and helped maintain the uptime of our business. This truly appreciable company will always be recommended to all those looking for genuine and reliable hosts.

Andy11 answered 10 years ago
Andy11 answered 10 years ago

Hey there,

With so many web hosting services available today, we need to be careful in choosing the right web hosting company. I think you need these kinds of stuffs when choosing one:

- Unlimited space
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Unlimited domains

K_cpanelwebhosting answered 11 years ago
K_cpanelwebhosting answered 11 years ago

Hi,
This is kamlesh here.I suggest you to refer cpanelwebhosting.in.It is one of the oldest company offering best services at lowest cost.
For more you can vistit live support.
Regards and thanks
kamlesh.

Anju Keer answered 2 months ago
Anju Keer answered 2 months ago

Hello, Bikram. There are four main types of web hosting: #Shared hosting. #VPS (virtual private server) hosting. #Dedicated hosting. #Cloud hosting. It will be very helpful to you. Thank you for sharing your problem.

Rahul Vaghasia answered 11 years ago
Rahul Vaghasia answered 11 years ago

Bikram,

I think that you need 2- 5 GIG of disk space and 20-50 GIG of bandwidth on linux hosting.

Check linux plans of http://www.accuwebhosting.com/ ... they will fulfill your requirements.

Andy Choopa answered 10 years ago
Andy Choopa answered 10 years ago

Dedicated Server with a good processor to handle requests as your site grows. especially if you are adding plugins to wordpress.

Thanks,

Ewebmaster answered 8 years ago
Ewebmaster answered 8 years ago

Free hosting is not reliable so better to pay a little amount and get good services:)

Hermawan answered 11 years ago
Hermawan answered 11 years ago

you can pick host that provide you unlimeted domain hosting for further expantion

Paul0130 answered 9 years ago
Paul0130 answered 9 years ago

I would really just say get a VPS. It would be cheaper also.

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