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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
Root Access No No Yes
Dedicated IP Address No 1 3 or more
Snapshot Backups No No Yes

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