Make the switch to WebCitz and enjoy faster page peed and better customer support. You won't regret choosing our high-performance web hosting services, but if you do we will refund your web hosting payment, no questions asked, within the first 30 days of transferring!
With more than 17 years of experience, we are among the most secure, reliable, and flexible web hosting companies in the market.
To provide a secure, reliable shared hosting environment, we utilize CloudLinux, Imunify 360, and cPanel to help improve account isolation, malware removal, and administrative functionality. Let's not forget, we also maintain daily and weekly offsite backups.
For flexibility and performance, we utilize the latest stable releases of LiteSpeed Web Server, LiteSpeed Cache, and MariaDB. Taking it further, we set most PHP configuration values significantly higher than the default settings, and much higher than most big-box hosting providers, to help ensure complex functionality runs smoothly.
If you have technical questions about the server configurations we operate, for either our performance or high-performance offerings, please reach out to discuss!
Your website's performance (page speed) has a direct impact on your conversion rate, bounce rate, user experience, and search rankings.
If user experience is negatively impacted by a slow-loading website, you'll end up with more bounces and less conversions. When Google notices patterns of users bouncing from your website after clicking a search result, they may eventually move you lower in search rankings.
According to Think with Google, the probability of a bounce occurring increases 32% as page load time goes from 1 second to 3 seconds.
To improve these metrics, you should start by looking at onsite issues such as image optimization, caching systems, outdated plugins, theme issues, and other related factors. Beyond that, you should next review your web hosting configuration to see if your hosting provider is running outdated software, overcrowding their servers, or restricting your access to server resources.
To provide blazing-fast web hosting, we start by selecting cutting-edge server hardware, installing industry-leading server software, and then applying generous increases to configuration restrictions. After that, we set limitations on how many hosting accounts we allow on each server to ensure resources are never over-committed. From there, each server is put into a maintenance program to routinely monitor performance, network and security and make improvements as necessary.
This simple approach to web hosting has allowed us to scale considerably over the years, while maintaining high customer satisfaction and the fastest possible cPanel servers on the market!
For our budget-friendly, performance web hosting, we utilize Dual Intel Xeon 5220 CPUs (36 Cores, 72 Threads), 128GB+ ECC Server Memory, and Hardware RAID-10 SSD Storage w/ BBU.
For our supercharged, high performance web hosting services, we utilize AMD EPYC 7742 CPUs (64 Cores, 128 Threads), 256GB+ ECC Server Memory, and RAID-10 NVMe Storage.
All of our web hosting services are well-suited for a variety of CMS platforms and PHP frameworks. The most demanding platforms we host are often Magento 1.x and Magento 2.x installations, but we often host simpler websites running WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. As long as your website runs on a LAMP-stack, meaning Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, you'll be safe to choose our web hosting services.
WordPress is by far the most popular CMS platform on the internet, with more than 40% of all websites on the internet running WordPress. As you can imagine, we've had to put considerable effort into testing the best configurations to provide the fastest web hosting for WordPress websites. For our WordPress hosting services, we recommend installing the LiteSpeed Cache plugin which pairs with the LiteSpeed Web Server software running on the server. Together, these two systems are often enough to help a website pass Google's Core Web Vitals.
Learn more about our WordPress website hosting services.
Laravel is a popular web application framework used to create complex functionality for websites and mobile apps. We have several in-house web developers highly-skilled in the Laravel framework, who have worked with our on-site server administrators to provide robust shared web hosting solutions for Laravel installations. If you are running a Laravel website and don't want the hassle of running your own cloud hosting service, you may be interested in our web hosting options for Laravel.
Learn more about our Laravel website hosting services.
Magento provides a robust ecommerce platform that many online storefronts have enjoyed going all the way back to 2009. We have Magento-certified developers in our company who have teamed up with our server administrators to provide a super-fast Magento 2.x hosting experience. If you are looking for a simple hosting solution for your Magento website, we'd recommend trying our Magento-optimized web servers.
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In essence, web hosting is an arrangement between you and a web hosting service provider in which you rent and operate a portion of their dedicated servers. These are the computers that will house and process all of your data, as well as allow others to view the content you have so carefully created. Think of it as a storage unit with windows that other Internet users can peer through as they navigate the internet.
You must have a web hosting account in order to operate a website, since no website can simply exist on the Internet without a web server. The only exception would be a website powered by a SaaS solution such as Wix, SquareSpace, Shopify or BigCommerce, since they provide the hosting for you. Most web servers cost thousands of dollars to purchase, not including the costs to house them in a data center, optimize and secure their software applications, and backup the contents on a routine schedule. For this reason, it is more cost-effective to simply lease web hosting from a web hosting provider than attempt to be your own hosting provider.
Shared hosting services are among the most popular types of web hosting due to their affordability and ease-of-use. An individual plan holder has access to a small portion of a web server that is shared by hundreds of other websites. These powerful web servers are divided into "partitions" that are made available to web hosting customers. With a shared web hosting plan, you have access to a set amount of server resources. In the event that you exceed these limitations, resources will be throttled to ensure everyone else on the server is able to continue to operate free of interruption.
A shared hosting plan is a much simpler form of web hosting for the end-user, in comparison to cloud hosting, VPS and dedicated services. That is because the administration of the server environment is done by the web hosting provider instead of the end-user, or a subcontracted 3rd party. Most small businesses gain their first experience with web hosting by purchasing and using a shared web hosting plan, until their resource usage requires a migration to a more powerful hosting service.
The basic principle is straightforward: you purchase bulk web hosting services and receive a substantial discount. Then you can resell these services for an even greater profit.
A reseller hosting plan is intended to provide you with the tools and resources necessary to run your own web hosting business. A reseller plan holder will have access to a large amount of server resources that can be controlled and delegated by them to their clients. You have control over various configuration settings in order to tailor your hosting plans to your own business model, and you can even brand the control panel to your company. The plans can even be configured and named to suit your specific requirements.
Consider a reseller hosting plan if you are interested in running your own web hosting business.
Let us first define what VPS stands for - a virtual private server. Simply put, a server is a powerful computer that stores all of the data and files that make up your website. When someone types your domain name into their web browser, that powerful computer displays your website to the searcher.
On to the virtual aspect: VPS utilizes virtualization technology in order to split that one powerful server that we just discussed into multiple virtual servers. Think of it this way: it is one piece of physical hardware that functions as several separate servers. Private means exactly what it implies. The virtual server is dedicated to you, so you will not need to share RAM, CPU, or any resources with other users.
Dedicated web hosting means your business or organization has complete control over one or more servers. These servers can be web servers, database servers, load balancers, or any other type of server. In general, dedicated hosting has a high monthly cost in comparison to shared web hosting and VPS hosting services. The main reason for this is you are paying a fixed amount of money for a large, fixed amount of hosting resources. An alternative to this approach would be cloud hosting, where you pay only for the server resources you require in the given moment.
Disk space refers to the amount of storage allocated to your website. It is very important to have enough disk space because it directly affects the total size limitations of your website(s). If you plan on continuously updating your website(s) with new content, then you will likely require additional disk space in the future.
Suppose, for example, you have 20GB of disk space allocated to your web hosting plan. The total size of the files and databases that make up your website cannot exceed this amount. If you were to exceed the limit, your website may encounter errors or even cease to operate properly.
The amount of disk space is often displayed on all hosting plan sales pages. Please understand any company offering unlimited storage space isn't truly offering unlimited storage. There will obviously be a limit to the generosity provided by "unlimited storage," whether that be in the types of files that can be uploaded, the use of the storage space, or simply the total amount deemed reasonable. The amount of disk space available on your web server directly affects how much data can be stored at any given time.
In web hosting, bandwidth is the amount of data that is transferred through your web server over a given period of time.
It is very important to make sure that your website has adequate bandwidth, as this will determine how visitors experience your site, particularly when there is high traffic. Each time a visitor views a page on your website, they consume bandwidth because they are downloading and uploading information. Therefore, a large amount of bandwidth is required to accommodate high traffic levels on a daily basis. This is the primary reason why bandwidth is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a web hosting plan.
Web hosting control panels are graphical user interfaces (GUIs) that allow you to manage your account. In your control panel, you can upload and organize site content, manage domain name settings, schedule tasks, and more. A good web hosting control panel offers a range of functions, including comprehensive traffic analysis and email management. WebCitz utilizes the cPanel control panel for all of its shared and reseller web hosting services.
An SSL Certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and secures connections from a web server to a client browser. When a certificate is successfully installed on your server, the application protocol (also known as HTTP) will change to HTTPS, where the "S" stands for secure.
A FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client is a program used to connect your computer's hard drive to your web server. Many users use these programs for uploading and downloading large quantities of data to or from the web server. FileZilla and CuteFTP are two of the most popular FTP clients on the Internet.
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