All 20i hosting plans are on a monthly rolling contract – there are no penalties for upgrading or downgrading. For annual plans you get 12 months for the price of 11.
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.
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.
For almost all sites, 20i shared hosting is the best web hosting available.
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.
A VPS offers an affordable halfway-house between dedicated and shared hosting. Your VPS is a ‘slice’ of a hardware server that operates like a discrete computer, on which you’re free to do what you wish: from storage to gaming. It’s defined by its performance and storage space.
You can choose how it performs in terms of processors and RAM, and then you’re free to install whatever operating system and software that you want. We offer a range of VPS ‘packages’, going from 1 GB to 16 GB RAM, and up to 200 GB storage. All have unlimited bandwidth.
As our VPS are unmanaged, you need to do your own software maintenance but the physical hardware is looked after by us. Compared to a dedicated server, it’s inexpensive.
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.
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.
This is how to make money from web hosting. Whether you want to start an independent web hosting business or add a hosting strand to an existing venture, this is the best reseller package for you.
You can customise the control panel and messaging to your company or use our white-label ‘stack’ brand. You can even use our API to integrate it in to your site. You never have to mention 20i.
You can host any number of Linux, WordPress or Windows sites. It includes truly-unlimited storage, bandwidth, databases, SSLs, email – and more.
It includes an automated migration centre, that makes moving your sites to 20i a breeze. As a 20i reseller, you get access to helpful free resources, as well as discounts on domains and VPS, so you can also sell these at a profit.
20i specialise in reseller hosting: our founders created the first reseller package. So you can feel confident in moving your growing 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 web 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 Agency package, which also includes unlimited free timeline backups.
This is performance-tuned Linux hosting: fast, flexible and reliable. Most websites run using a variant of Linux, so this is our most popular type of hosting.
It gives you options to run many different types of software. We have over 70 one-click apps, so once you know what you plan to run, it takes just a moment to have your software installed.
We have 3 Linux web hosting packages: Startup – which is ideal for one small site, Premium – which 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.
Like all our hosting, it includes the fast and functional, fully responsive My20i control panel. So you can manage your sites from anywhere.
A VPS allows you run whatever you want. It’s the same as having your own dedicated server in a data centre, without the hassle of deployment and maintenance. Plus you don’t have the same outlay on hardware or have to worry about depreciation and obsolescence.
We use the latest 12-core Intel Xeon processors in Dell PowerEdge servers, with blazing-fast DDR4 RAM and Samsung SSDs. You get the choice of 5 different sizes of VPS, 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 after that, which applications (if any) you’d like to be installed straight away.
You’ll then be shown a final price, including the cost for any software licences. 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.
The new WordPress Tools are amazing.
I’ve had nothing but positive experiences with all of the contact I’ve had with 20i, their support is excellent and worthy of a special mention all on it’s own.
The platform is really fantastic, especially compared to their competitors, most of which I have tried at some point.
The new WordPress Tools are amazing and save a huge amount of time and effort, and I have complete control of my resources.
Jurgen D. – April, 2019
Superb service, can’t fault it.
Superb service. I’ve been a developer for 20 years and can’t fault them. Lightning fast true cloud infrastructure - one of my client’s pagespeed scores went up 18 points just by moving to 20i. Their proprietary StackCP control panel is a joy to use and lets me do everything I need to manage multiple client sites whilst also giving those clients access so they stay in control.
The attention to detail is just great, making my life so much easier. I’ve recommended them to colleagues and all are as impressed as I am. Support responses are fast, helpful and informed. Thanks 20i, keep up the excellent work!
John C. – February, 2019