If you are just starting your business and thinking about making a website, or want to renovate your website, you are probably a bit confused with a huge amount of hosting providers and packages they offer. You should understand that in terms of the software and the equipment used to store your data, the providers are quite similar. What is the difference then? It is all about the level of service and the number of features to choose from to maximize the performance of your business.
Managed hosting services are the best solution for you if you are about to spend more time on day-to-day business management rather than on technical peculiarities on what software and hardware to use and how to run up the whole system. In this article, we will review 5 top ecommerce web hosting companies and discuss their features.
Hosting Source works from 2005 and nowadays is one of the top managed hosting providers with great support and competitive packages.
This company offers VPS hosting as well as dedicated server hosting for reasonable prices. They have plenty of RAM configurations for both Windows and Linux packages and offer additional IPs, SSL certificates, choice of control panel. Moreover, the majority of hosting packages include a free site builder, so that you can design your website without any further assistance from a developer.
Finestshops is a great decision for small and mid-sized businesses. They offer the full package of services to run an online store, including free templates, SEO-optimized e-commerce system, data protection, custom design, data management services, unlimited email account, an opportunity to install blog or forum etc. The company has three hosting locations: US, UK and Australia, which makes it more convenient for your business in terms of site speed.
The company also offers quite affordable prices and different packages based on your business need and budget. Moreover, there is an opportunity to upgrade your website (and your package, accordingly), when the traffic of your website will increase.
The company was established in 1998, and nowadays is one of the best web hosting providers worldwide. They offer almost all kinds of hosting services, including shared and dedicated servers and also cloud servers. You can also choose an operating system: Linux or Windows, however, you can use both of them for an additional fee. The company is known for its great 24/7 technical support (both by phone and in online chat), however, the entire setup process can be a bit hurtful for the newcomers.
Steadfast is a Chicago-based company, providing web hosting services since 1998. They focus on semi-managed and fully managed dedicated server solutions. They also offer cloud hosting solutions, data center colocation and disaster recovery services.
The company prides themselves for the good technical support and affordable prices. You can choose among the significant number of packages. However, it might be not very clear on what package is better to choose before you contact the support.
Operating since 1999, PEER 1 Hosting nowadays is one of top 5 world’s hosting providers. The company offers a set of services, including managed hosting, dedicated hosting, colocation and network services.
The provider is great for mid-sized and large businesses, their data center and colocation facilities are located in both Europe and North America.
Moreover, the company is a Certified Microsoft and Magento partner, the Green Grid Member and PCI DSS Compliant.
Managed hosting services are offered for SaaS websites and ecommerce websites with a variety of pricing plans for each of them. Also, there is an uptime policy, which means your website should perform 100% time each month, if the website is down – you should get a partial refund.
Each business has its own needs and a managed hosting can be a solution to cover all those needs. In this article, we discussed different managed hosting solutions options and plans; however, you can always negotiate with the provider to choose the best option for your business.
Should you choose a managed hosting? It is up to you to decide, but in business, time is money, and, it is better to spend time on general business processes management, rather than to spend it on managing server and people who manage the server.
I hope this article will help you to get a better understanding of what different hosting companies can offer to your business and to explore what benefits you can get from a managed hosting solution.
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