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Web Hosting Startup
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Web Hosting Premium
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Web Hosting Business
For up to 5 sites, this web hosting package has unlimited storage, bandwidth, MySQL databases and mailboxes. First month [[currencySymbol]]1, with 12 months for price of 11 months.
The ultimate Reseller Hosting package. It’s tailored to the needs of web businesses which sell hosting. First month [[currencySymbol]]1. It includes discounts for annual payment and extra discounts on domains and VPS.
Premium WordPress-optimised and managed web hosting: ideal for a personal site or small business. First month [[currencySymbol]]1, and 12 months for the price of 11. Includes WordPress Tools, backups and unlimited mailboxes.
Host up to 10 WordPress sites on 20i’s lightning-fast WordPress platform, which includes WordPress Tools, backups and StackCache. First month [[currencySymbol]]1, with 1 month free for annual payment.
Ideal for WordPress agencies, or anyone who needs to host a large number of sites with unlimited backups on 20i’s WordPress-optimised platform. First month [[currencySymbol]]1, with 12 months for price of 11 months.
A Managed VPS will give you dedicated resources to run any number of websites. With RAM from 1 GB to 32 GB, storage from 25 GB to 400 GB, 1-10 cores and unlimited bandwidth. Starting at [[currencySymbol]]/month.
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Web Hosting for Beginners
Simply put, a web hosting service involves the rental of space on a specialist computer – a server – in a data centre. This data centre will have fast connections to the internet. When someone wants to view a website, their browser will form a connection with a server and download the information it needs to create the website content on their computer.
Virtual private server
Shared hosting is where multiple websites share the resources of a server. This is the most common type of hosting. It’s also the least expensive.
In the past, shared hosting got some bad press. Reportedly, it was fine for your small-to-medium size website, but not if you had a large, busy site. The theory was that you could hit limits on the amount of people who could visit your site if the server became busy.
While that may have been partially true a few years ago, it isn’t now.
Technology has progressed, both in terms of hardware and the software running on it. A modern shared hosting platform using load balancers and autoscaling (like ours!), can run 99.9% of sites. We ensure that should your site receive a spike in traffic, we always have multiple servers in reserve to handle it.
There are some restrictions for using shared hosting: for example, we ask you to only use it for websites and apps, not other kinds of storage.
Virtual Private Server Hosting
Virtual private servers (VPS) are a good value halfway-house between dedicated and shared hosting.
A VPS is a ‘slice’ of a hardware server in a data centre. It works like a discrete computer. The price you pay for it is defined by performance, storage space and whether you want it to be managed or not. You get processors, memory and disk space purely for your own use. If you’re running a very resource-intensive website or you need access to specialist developer tools, a VPS might be your best choice.
A Managed VPS gives you dedicated resources with the convenience of user-friendly controls. They’re monitored and managed by experts who will apply all necessary updates and patches.
Unmanaged VPS are the most versatile, but as they’re ‘un-managed’, they do require some command-line knowledge. You need to do your own software maintenance but the physical hardware is still looked-after by the provider. You can install any software or operating system on them.
One of the best things about virtual private servers is that they’re scalable. As your needs expand or contract, you can change the size and performance of the server.
This is where some might want to host large, resource-intensive sites, such as major shopping brands. This gives you the resources of a single server or multiple servers in a data centre, which you own or hire.
That dedicated server space is used exclusively for your site. As the server is yours, you can specify its performance and upgrade it as necessary.
However, it does have its drawbacks: if you see a spike in traffic, you’re restricted to the capacity you’ve bought, and if it fails, your site goes down. It’s a single point of failure.
A modern shared server platform – like the 20i platform – doesn’t have this problem. If your site gets busy and needs more than one server, you’ll get it. If a server fails, it will failover to another.
With a dedicated server, you’re also responsible for maintenance and upgrades – unless you pay extra. It’s expensive at first, and the hardware will depreciate in value. Over time, unless you upgrade that dedicated hardware regularly – like we do with our shared servers – performance will suffer compared to sites hosted elsewhere.
Linux, WordPress or Windows Shared Hosting
Our most popular platform is our Linux one. On this platform you can run any Linux-based websites (which is most of them!). If your website is built from Perl, PHP, Python or Ruby, and uses tools like Drupal, Joomla! and Magento, then the Linux platform is for you. As it allows you to run a broad range of sites, our Linux platform is the most flexible.
WordPress is also Linux-based, but we have a separate platform for it: our WordPress-optimised platform. It’s fine-tuned to run fast WordPress sites. We’ve developed our unique StackCache tool to edge-cache assets: meaning that sites load blisteringly-fast. Our WordPress Tools suite includes one-click WordPress staging.
We also provide Windows hosting. This is for sites that are built from ASP or ASP.net. If your site uses a Microsoft SQL database, you’ll also have to use Windows hosting. You will also need to pay a licence fee to Microsoft for the software you use. Windows hosting is only available on our Reseller Hosting plans.
Our Hosting Packages
Here’s an overview of the different hosting options you can get with 20i. For all packages, you can choose whether your data centre is in the UK or USA.
This is how to make money from web hosting. You might want to start an independent web hosting business. Or perhaps you’d like to add a hosting strand to an existing venture like web design or IT support. If you need to host an unlimited number of sites, 20i’s Reseller Hosting is the best reseller package available.
You can sell the web hosting without having to mention 20i. You can customise your customers’ control panel and all URLs and messaging to match your brand. Or if you’d prefer, you can use our white-label ‘Stack’ brand name.
You can offer your customers a choice of packages, or tailor each package to every customer. With over 30 different features, you can offer lots of options and upgrade opportunities.
You can host any number of sites on our Linux, WordPress or Windows platforms. It includes truly-unlimited storage, bandwidth, databases, SSLs, and email. You even get access to a free CDN, comparable to ones you’d have to pay a premium-for elsewhere.
It includes an automated Migration Centre that makes moving your sites to 20i a breeze. You can manage all your ecommerce, provisioning, support and communications with HostShop. As a 20i Reseller, you get access to helpful free resources and discounts on domains and VPS.
20i specialise in reseller hosting: our founders created the first reseller package. So you can feel confident in moving your hosting business to us.
WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world. It’s extremely versatile. While it may have first become known as a humble blog tool, it’s now also used by major retailers and big-name brands.
It includes the largest ecosystem of developers working to create themes, plugins and more. For that reason, we created our own dedicated WordPress-optimised platform: it’s the fastest around.
As we developed our platform in-house, it’s easier for us to keep you up to date and secure, while giving you features that aren’t available anywhere else.
For example, our StackCache plugin does-away with having to manage multiple caching layers to achieve optimum performance. Our WordPress Tools suite includes one-click WordPress staging and multiple ways to manage WordPress from the 20i dashboard.
Our WordPress-only hosting is available for single sites (Personal) or 10 sites (Professional). If you only use WordPress but need unlimited sites and storage, you’re best going for our WordPress Unlimited package. They all include daily backups and access to the lightning-fast 20i CDN.
This is performance-tuned Linux hosting: fast, flexible and reliable. Most websites run using a variant of Linux, so it’s our most popular type of hosting.
Open source software gives you options to run your site and add new features. We have over 70 free apps available, which can be installed in one click.
There are 3 Linux SSD web hosting packages. Startup is ideal for one site, Premium is for one or two sites with unlimited hosting, and Business: where you can manage up to 5 large sites with no limits. Both the Premium and Business packages include a handy drag-and-drop website builder.
You get access to the exclusive 20i CDN and Website Acceleration Suite. We’ll also migrate your site from your current provider on your behalf.
Like all our hosting, it includes the fast and fully responsive My20i control panel. So you can manage your sites from anywhere.
Do you want dedicated resources for web hosting? Do you need them in a simple, convenient, high performance package? Then 20i Managed VPS are for you.
You don’t have to be techie to run a Managed VPS: the 20i Team monitor, update and patch it for you. If you ever need help, our top-rated 20i Support Team is on hand.
Control all your web hosting through the user-friendly My20i control panel. It’s a great value choice: free! You usually have to pay subscriptions for other web hosting control panels.
As you use My20i, you get access to all its features. These include our free CDN, security features and fast, automatic migration from other providers. If you’re a developer, you’ll love the freedom it gives you to install the tools you need to complete your job.
All our VPS are run on a platform that’s optimised for web hosting, and we use quality hardware from the likes of Intel, Dell and Samsung. They’re available in five varieties - from 2 cores to 10 cores, so they’re suitable for any site(s) or budget. You can have one up and running in 50 seconds.
An Unmanaged VPS allows you to run whatever you want. It’s the same as having your own dedicated server in a data centre, without the hassle of visiting that data centre! We maintain all the hardware.
We use the latest 12-core Intel Xeon processors in Dell servers, with blazing-fast DDR4 RAM and Samsung SSDs. You have the choice of 6 different sizes of VPS, from 1 core to 10 cores, with corresponding tiers of memory and storage. They’re suitable for many different uses: website hosting, file storage, development, gaming – it’s up to you.
When you order a 20i VPS, you’ll first need to choose performance specs. Then, you can choose which operating system, and which applications you’d like to be installed straight away.
You’ll then be shown a final price, including the cost for any commercial software licences, if you’ve chosen any. Then, in less than a minute, your 20i VPS will be up and ready for you to run. You can cancel or upgrade at any time.
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Frequently asked questions about our hosting
I’m starting a blog; what’s the best hosting for me?
What’s the best hosting for a startup business?
Your new business or side hustle should start out on a firm foundation: good quality hosting. But that doesn’t mean that it needs to cost a lot.
We’d recommend that you start small on our great value Startup Web Hosting or Personal Managed WordPress Hosting. With our Linux Web Hosting you can use any content management system, but our WordPress-optimised hosting is best for – you guessed it – WordPress websites.
Once you get more traffic and your needs expand then you can upgrade without any penalty. Choose either an expanded package on our shared hosting or the freedom and power of a VPS.
What is the best hosting for my web design business?
If you have lots of clients using different content management systems, then Reseller Hosting is for you. With that, you’ll get unlimited resources across our Linux, WordPress and Windows platforms and your clients will get their own hosting control panel, StackCP. You’ll also be able to set up your own store with HostShop.
If you run a WordPress-only agency, then you may get better value from our WordPress Unlimited package, but be aware that this doesn’t include a control panel for your clients or the ecommerce tools available to Resellers.
If you run large, complex sites, and need access to specialist developer tools, then a VPS may be better for you. It gives you guaranteed resources, but these resources are limited, dependent on the package you choose. With our Managed VPS you get all the same advantages as the Reseller package, while an Unmanaged VPS gives you the most freedom – but the server is your responsibility.
I want to sell web hosting as a business – which is the best package?
You’d definitely want our Unlimited Reseller Hosting.
However, if you want all the advantages of our Reseller Hosting with the potential for better performance and more freedom, then you could also consider our Managed VPS. If you’re just starting out, then we’d recommend trying our standard Reseller package first: it will cover all your needs and more!
I have an established business, what web hosting do you recommend?
That depends on your needs, so it’s not an easy answer.
If you don’t get a lot of traffic then one of our basic shared plans will be fine for you. If you have more than one site, you may need a plan that gives you the option for multiple sites.
If your website is very complex and resource-intensive, or if your developers need access to specialist software, then a virtual private server may be better.
If you’ve answered the questions above and you’re still unsure about a recommendation, then get in touch – we don’t bite!
How do I move my website to you?
It’s easy. You can move to us for free using our automated Migration Centre which moves everything automatically – simple!
You also have access to our 5/5 star-rated Support Team, who’ll help you every step of the way. If you’ve got lots of sites to move, they can even do it for you!