Hosting for web agencies: growing pains

Hosting for web agencies: growing pains

Web Hosting Articles The aim of any web agency or hosting reseller is to develop their portfolio of client websites and applications. Planning for growth with a scalable hosting solution, and finding a long-term hosting partner, is what makes that development as economical and painless as possible. We know, because at Mandoline, we learned the hard way. Here are the challenges, setbacks and successes we encountered on our journey.

Step 1: Initial Setup

As a small startup looking to provide a wide variety of digital services ranging from website design and development to application development and web optimization, we initially just needed to find an easy and affordable hosting solution to get us started.

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Understanding Web Host Plans: 7 Terms to Know

If you’re new to Web hosting, the bevy of plans available from many providers may confuse you. Here’s a quick primer on what’s what in the world of Web hosting.

Shared hosting: In this arrangement, a single Web server box usually handles hundreds or thousands of websites. This is possible because each of those sites is probably very small and uses minimal bandwidth–which is why providers can offer such a service for just $4 or $5 a month. We looked exclusively at shared hosting in our Web host roundup.

Linux hosting: Along with shared hosting, this service is probably what you want, as the vast majority of Web development tools (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and more) are all designed for Linux. For sites that use PHP, Perl, or most other programming code, Linux is almost essential. But don’t panic: You don’t need to know Linux to use a Linux Web hosting service, since Web hosts provide a graphical interface to help you find your way around. All the hosts we looked at in our roundup are Linux hosts.

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Basic Features of Free Web Hosting

Looking for a free web hosting solution is an imperative decision. Try to identify a reliable web host can be a daunting task especially with so many service providers and options available nowadays. Throw in the feature sheets and promises, the task can be that much more intimidating.

But it doesn’t have to be. Let’s take a look at some of the most common features a good free web hosting provider should offer:

Disk Space and Bandwidth

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Has Your Website Outgrown Shared Hosting?

Just when your website becomes successful and at last you are getting the sort of traffic you have been dreaming of, you get the dreaded email. Your web host informs you that the high number of visitors is monopolizing the server and unless reduced immediately your account may be terminated (often without a refund) for breaking its terms of service.

If this story sounds familiar, then you are one of the million of successful website owners who have quickly outgrown traditional shared hosting. So what are your options now? How can your website grow without the fear of your site being terminated? Well you will be please to know that there are several different options available to you! This article will cover each one, so that you can be sure you choose the option that is most suitable for your individual business needs.

Premium Hosting Benefits

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