Before choosing a web hosting plan you must compare different providers and their plans. In this topic we will try to help you to choose the best web hosting for your website.
Your website needs a good response from your server if you are aiming to reach good traffic and SEO rank. If you think only optimization can do it it’s a great mistake. Your server must have enough resource to run your website smoothly and deal visitors request withing less delay. Let’s discuss about most important server resources that you need to check before you select a web hosting.
As a beginner you may select a shared web hosting. Yes, a shared web hosting also can do a lot if you have good shared resources. But please keep it in your mind that if your website starts consuming all the shared resources up to the limit randomly, your hosting company will suspend your account and you will have to migrate your hosting plan to run your website again. So always check the report of resource usage and frequency of faults.
Web disc space: Some hosting company offers unlimited hosting space. My first warning is not to go for unlimited disc space. Because all the other resource is very low where the space is unlimited. Firs of all you cannot host unlimited files. Check the inode (maximum number of files allowed) count. You will have to host lots of files (scripts, plugins, images etc.). Day by day you will go to very close to you inode limits, after that you can’t upload any more files. So actually, we don’t need any unlimited hosting. If You have unlimited space but inode limits and slower CPU and very poor Memory limit, visitor will not return to visit your website anymore because of very slow response from server that will fall down your SEO rank.
Memory Limit: If you have a basic static website, may be only 512MB of Memory is enough for you. But if you are running a dynamic website with lots of visitors or running web app you may need 3GB or more memory allowed for you. Otherwise your website will slowdown and once upon a time visitor will not get any response from server. But remember that your hosting company may provide you lots of memory limit but if they are over selling it, the maximum available memory will be very low for you.
CPU Limit: The percentage of every CPU core allowed for you is mentioned in CPU limit. If your service provider mentioned it 100% of CPU limit it means you can use only single core of CPU and can reach up to 100% of a single core. But remember that you can’t use 100% of CPU limit randomly. Some provider may provide 150%, 200%, 250% or more. It means the plan allowed you to use 1.5, 2, 2.5 or more cores of CPU which means faster process of your scripts and database query.
Entry processes: The total number of connections your account can process simultaneously is called entry process. It is not related to the total number of visitors can visit your site at the same time. When lots of visitor starts processing data it will make a que for all request at starts processing parallelly. It just like number of booths for waiting people in the que.
I/O Speed: The speed of data transfer between the storage drives and the memory allowed for your plan. This is also a parameter of performance of a web server. If your server has good speed of transferring data between storage (SSD/nVme) and memory (RAM) your website will response quickly to your visitors.
IOPS: The volume of Input Output data by Storage allowed for you. How many data you can read or write in your web storage at a time.
I hope you are now thinking about your existing web hosting. You are paying a lot but using very low resources from your server. Is this the perfect time to change hosting? Yes, you can change your hosting anytime. If you need any support you may contact with me.
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