What is Business Hosting?

Business Hosting is a type of cPanel hosting that is more powerful than shared hosting. With Business hosting, you can get the power and resources of your own private server, without needing the experience of a server administrator. It is the same cPanel experience that you are used to with shared hosting, but with the power of a Virtual Private Server (VPS) behind it.

Shared vs. Business vs. VPS

There are many different types of hosting for your business needs. Shared hosting is an inexpensive way to get your sites up on the web. A Virtual Private Server (VPS) costs more than shared hosting, and requires some experience with server administration. Business hosting is meant to be 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 cPanel hosting.

Shared Hosting Business Hosting VPS Hosting
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
Platform LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) LAMP, with the ability to install and use others (e.g. NGINX, Node.js, Ruby on Rails)
Level of technical skills Basic Basic Advanced - knowledge of WHM and Linux command line needed
Site Visitors Low to moderate High High
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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