Types of Hosting Plans

We have various hosting packages to suit every business or personal need. Determining which plan is best for your specific case will depend on what you are trying to accomplish with your website and the level of complexity it may require. However, you can be sure that all of our plans have very advanced features to help you reach your goals.

In this post, I will describe in some detail the differences between our hosting offerings.

Shared web hosting

The most popular choice for small scale websites with several hundred or several thousand users is the inexpensive “shared” hosting package. With this form of hosting plan, a server and its system resources is divided between all the users, thus reducing the total cost per customer.

Because all of our equipment is state of the art, and maintained by a group of dedicated professionals, the main differences between each hosting plans is the amount of web resources made available to each customer. For example, our Lite Plan offers 15 Gigabytes of storage and one website, which would be perfect for a freelancer, professional, or artist to build their online resume. On the other hand, our Unlimited Plan was designed for people who intend to expand into more complex website projects, offering up to five sites with no restrictions on space or bandwidth.

We offer an extensive array of web hosting solutions appropriate for private or small businesses to accommodate the entire spectrum of websites: From very simple to very complex. And we make it super easy as well! For instance, we have one-click installations of Content Management Systems such as WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla.

Beyond Sharing…

For all the benefits and value that Shared Hosting offers, there are shortcomings that many advanced customers may find limiting in more complex projects: For instance, advanced applications that require root access to the server, or sites that get millions of hits per day. In this case Visualis Web Hosting offers two great alternatives: Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Hosting.

Virtual Private Servers (VPS)

While Shared Plans use one server and divide its resources between all the customers in that server, VPS plans take a different approach: One server is divided into multiple “Virtual” servers, thus isolating the client completely in his or her own compartment. Basically is one machine simulating many servers: You get your own server without sharing system resources such as the operating system, CPU, memory, or disk space.

A Virtual Private Server comes with a virtualization platform, which makes it easy to reboot if needed, install software applications, examine statistics, and do other server maintenance tasks.

Dedicated Hosting

Dedicated hosting simply means that you get to lease your very own physical server. This solutions is perfect for customers that have outgrown their shared or virtual server capacities. It offers absolute control of your server and server environment.  You need a dedicated server if you:

  • Anticipate tremendous amounts of daily traffic and millions of hits on your website or multiple websites.
  • You are deploying a very advanced application that requires an isolated environment, perhaps for a financial or HR business client.
  • You require absolute flexibility and control over system resources, environment, and security.

Dedicated Hosting includes state of the art hardware and 24/7 support. Be aware that customers are responsible for most tasks on the server, meaning you need to know what you are doing or hire a competent IT guy.