What is Business Hosting?
Business hosting is Linux Hosting (with cPanel) that's more powerful than shared hosting - you get the power and resources of a private server without the need for a server administrator. Otherwise it's the same cPanel experience as shared hosting.
What's the difference between Linux shared hosting, business hosting, and a VPS?
- Shared hosting is an inexpensive way to get your sites up on the web.
- A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is more powerful, but costs more than shared hosting, and requires experience with server administration.
- Business hosting is a balance between the two, offering the power of a VPS with the ease of shared hosting.
You can use this chart to see the major differences between each type of Linux hosting:
|Shared Hosting||Business Hosting||VPS Hosting|
|Level of technical skills||Basic||Basic||Advanced - knowledge of WHM and Linux command line needed|
|Suited for||Basic websites, low resource applications||E-commerce, high traffic or data-intensive sites and applications||Resource intensive web apps, full control of the server, ability to customize|
|Site Visitors||Low to moderate||High||High|
|Platform||LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)||LAMP||LAMP (Can install and use others such as NGINX, Node.js, Ruby on Rails)|
|Control Panel||cPanel||cPanel||cPanel and WHM|
|Support||24/7 Standard Support||24/7 Standard Support||Self-Managed, Managed, or Fully-Managed|
|Dedicated IP Address||No||1||3 or more|