You can always depend on A2 Hosting to keep MySQL up-to-date for maximum performance. Your account comes loaded with plenty of space so you won’t have to worry whether there’s enough space to install another application. Use SSH (included free) or phpMyAdmin (pre-installed) to manage your MySQL databases. Need to recover a database? Just use our Server Rewind Backups solution!
An uptime guarantee is a service level agreement between the hosting company and you, the customer. If the host advertises 99% uptime, for example, it may provide a credit on your account if uptime falls below that.
The availability of a website is measured by the percentage of a year in which the website is publicly accessible and reachable via the Internet. This is different from measuring the uptime of a system. Uptime refers to the system itself being online. Uptime does not take into account being able to reach it as in the event of a network outage. A hosting provider’s Service Level Agreement (SLA) may include a certain amount of scheduled downtime per year in order to perform maintenance on the systems. This scheduled downtime is often excluded from the SLA timeframe, and needs to be subtracted from the Total Time when availability is calculated. Depending on the wording of an SLA, if the availability of a system drops below that in the signed SLA, a hosting provider often will provide a partial refund for time lost. How downtime is determined changes from provider to provider, therefore reading the SLA is imperative. Not all providers release uptime statistics. Most hosting providers will guarantee at least 99.9% uptime which will allow for 43m of downtime per month, or 8h 45m of downtime per year.
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For me, this is the biggest drawback with WP Engine. That said, it’s a necessary compromise that (for us) was worth it – as it’s what allows WP Engine to offer such a high-quality WordPress hosting service.
Their hosting is subpar – they claim 99% uptime, when really you should expect your site to be unavailable at rush hours (5-8pm every day). If you have a site that uses MYSQL (wordpress, forum, etc.) you’re still will not work because their MYSQL server goes offline every few hours because of high load and abuse.
In terms of specifications, FastComet has a slight edge over GlowHost: WebHostingStuff calculates FastComet’s uptime at 99.99% (GlowHost still pulls in a still-admirable 99.98%). As a final, slight caveat, we’d suggest signing a standard year-long contract with FastComet, as their 1-month plan includes a $19.95 setup fee.
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A web hosting company or ‘web host’ is a company that owns lots of these computers and leases them out to people like me and you. This means that we can put our website files on a computer, without having to go out and spends a lot of money on a server that needs to be maintained and managed.
VPS hosting is one step up. It uses a single server, but makes virtual copies of it — even though lots websites live on the same server (just like with shared hosting) each one gets its own personal copy. You get your own IP address, root access to your individual space, increased security, and stabilized site performance. VPS hosts are still designed to handle low-to-moderate traffic levels, but if you don’t want your site’s performance to be impacted by anyone else, it’s worth it.
However, “unlimited” doesn’t necessarily mean what you think it does. You’re probably expected unlimited plans to allow you to use as much of a given resource (whether it’s bandwidth, disk space, or an email address) as you need, but it’s more likely that your web host hasn’t set a limit on your resource usage.
There are even companies, such as WP Engine, that only host WordPress sites. In addition to offering servers that are optimised for running WordPress, these companies proactively look out for the latest WordPress security flaws and ensure that their customers’ websites are always protected against them.
Then, we take a look at what kind of customer support they offer, whether it’s live chat, phone, ticket, or email. Once we get a test site up and running, we evaluate the user interface of the host’s control panel and the total activation time.
You have the ability to create a backup of your cPanel account at any time. Upon completion of the backup, you will be provided with a download link. You can use this backup to restore your account on our servers if needed.
I would remove 000webhost – they were hacked and it was found they stored user passwords in plain-text, which is inexcusable for a technology/hosting company. Millions of user accounts were compromised and payment/credit card details were stolen costing countless amount of damage.
At first, I was really impressed that WP Engine had a built-in content delivery network. As we have a paid account with CloudFlare, I was looking forward to moving our CDN under the same roof as our hosting with WP Engine.
This is likely due to the fact that InMotion uses state-of-the-art hardware (such as SSD storage) on all of their plans, giving them a speed advantage over some other web hosting companies that are still using older / slower hardware.
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Which features cost extra? As you compare services, you want to know what features you need, and whether they’re included with the plan or if they cost extra, so you can add them into your calculations. For example, if you need a second domain and security services, are they included? Will you need to upgrade to a higher plan or will you need to pay extra annual or monthly fees? Some options that may cost extra include: