How to choose a web hosting package?
There are so many things involved and it could overwhelm you easy, so we have separated some key items.
1. What package do I need
You can never get the right web host package without some knowledge of what you need. So, before you go any further – put everything aside (including this guide you are reading) and think about what you really need.
- What kind of website are you building?
- Do you want something common (a WordPress blog, perhaps)?
- Do you need Database applications?
- Do you need support for a specific script (e.g. PHP)?
- Does your website need special software?
- How big (or small) can your web traffic volume go?
- Do you want a complete managed package?
These are some of the basic questions you need to answer. If you unsure about any of these questions, just get in contact with us and we are happy to help!
For most people the basic approach is start small with a shared hosting account. On our webhosting packages you can easily see if the smallest package is right for you. Just look at the table and find the options next to each other. For example, if you need a database the smallest package would not support that.
A shared hosting account is cheap, easy to maintain, and sufficient for most new sites. It also lets you focus on building your site without having to worry about other server-side tasks such as database maintenance and server security.
There is always the option to scale up and upgrade to VPS or dedicated hosting at a later stage when your site grows bigger.
2. Shared Hosting Upgrades
Shared web hosting is powerful enough these days.
Shared hosting packages are enough to support a good optimized WordPress blog with 25.000 to 35.000 monthly unique visitors. Since WordPress depends on database connections it will make the server work harder meaning it will also impact your performance. All our WordPress packages are optimized to server the best speed to your visitors.
If your website is very successful, that also means you are going to take up more database connections to the server. Most websites are fine on shared hosting and they are staying within their acceptable performance, but it can happen you will get very successful and shared hosting is not enough for you anymore.
All our hosting packages have room to grow and we can easily swap you over to a higher package or VPS server even without losing any of your data. We got you covered no matter the size or success your website has.
3. Multiple Addon Domains
Domain names are not expensive anymore and it’s hard to resist not buying more than one. To enable these extra domain names, you need extra hosting space.
Our hosting packages have options to allow multiple domains
With addon Domains you have a separate website within your hosting package. This means you do not have to take multiple hosting packages for each domain name.
4. Refund policy and contract
Here at WebZer we do not have contracts. You are free to cancel your webhosting at any time and we also have a 30-day money back guarantee.
We do not have cancellation fees or set up fees. It’s as simple as that
5. Essential Features in our Web Hosting packages
All our hosting packages come with the standard cPanel options like file management and site stats, email etc
To get you up and running we also have the one-click installer.
Every hosting package has the one-click installer Softalucous
The aim of the one-click installer is to make your life a lot easier. Softalucous has installation wizards that help you install things like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, or a host of other web applications. All you’ll need to do is fill in some names and perhaps specify a directory or so along the way.
FTP / SFTP Access
FTP / SFTP access is invaluable for moving your website files safely. Beside the file manager in cPanel we provide full ftp access.
.htaccess File Access
The .htaccess file is extremely powerful and can help you make administrative changes for your website. It controls almost everything from redirects up to password authentication and management, and will be vital at some point in your future endeavours.
WP-Rocket & Varnish
The bigger WordPress packages have wp-rocket included, wp-rocket is a WordPress Caching plugin that speeds up the website by a lot.
SSL certificates are an option on any of our packages. They make sure your site is accessed by https and not by the normal http. We all seen the green pad lock in the browser before the domain name. This mean the website you are visiting has a SSL Certificate installed. From June forward Google will also let your visitors know if your website is secure or not.
Please read our “chrome will start marking all http sites as not secure starting in July”
Our SSL certificates start at £19.99 a year and come with free installation.
6. Our easy to use Hosting Control Panel
It’s very important to have a user-friendly control panel with good functionality, as it’s the engine behind your hosting package.
All our hosting packages come standard with cPanel.
What is cPanel?
We’re often asked what is cPanel Hosting.
cPanel is basically a Control panel for managing your hosting service and is included in all of WebZerHosting Hosting packages. The great thing is that it allows non-technical people to manage all aspects of their hosting without the need for advanced technical skills.
Most people will use cPanel for basic, everyday tasks like managing and administering their email. Tasks like creating email accounts, resetting passwords, setting up mail forwarders are easy with cPanel Hosting.
Some other popular cPanel Hosting features are things like setting up domain parking where you redirect one domain name to another domain name or addon domains where you can host several domain names under one hosting account.
Every hosting package comes with email accounts to manage your website email. This means you can have anything as your email address with your domain i.e. whatever@yourdomainname
Too often we see companies for example not using this because the hosting package did not provide them with an email server. We have all seen the builder vans driving around like Harry’s Grasscutting with the domain name harrysgrasscutting.co.uk and under that email@example.com. Obviously this looks very bad and unprofessional.
Here at WebZerHosting we provide the facilities to create endless amount of emails accounts and access it either with Outlook or webmail.
8. Site Backup
Hardware crashes, equipment fails or simple making a human error of deleting something accidental from your hosting package can happen.
Every hosting package comes with a backup facility to back up your website and restore it. FREE Daily/Weekly/Monthly back ups are provided by R1soft and are stored off site!
9. Live Chat, Telephone Support or email support
Support is important, especially when you are just starting with a new host or are just very new to webhosting. There are of course limitations to what we can support, meaning we are not building your website for you, but we are helping you migrate your website from another host for free.
We can assist with any questions and our team is professional and helpful.
If you have any questions and I mean any questions, just go to our website and use the live chat option. Someone will be with you to get your questions answered right away.
10. Wrapping Up: There is nothing scary about getting a webhosting!
Now a days everything is automated and the same goes for ordering your webhosting and domain name. It’s not scary and actually really easy to do by following some questions on the screen.
Our ordering system will guide you through the process with a simple wizard where we ask some questions. Once you have paid for your order everything will be set up automatically for you to start right away.
It’s not about finding the best web hosting in the world; rather, it’s about finding the RIGHT web hosting package for YOU.
If you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are here for you!