Starting a blog or an e-commerce website needs web hosting. With so many hosting services and domains, it becomes a challenge to pick the right service. All web hosting providers claim to be the best, but it is different when we quantify required parameters.
With web hosting services, it is not easy to get your e-commerce site online. Picking a monthly payment plan takes care of all the technical aspects of the website. In this article, we will discuss the best web hosting for business and beginners.
If you are a blogger, an artist, or own a business, you have to maintain online visibility. Today, visibility is akin to a website where people can find you. A website provides all the information about your business or your field of expertise.
Before you start creating your website, you must put deliberate thought into it. The best way to do this is to look at your competitor and develop the starting idea. Here are four steps to start a website.
Selecting a domain name is important as it reflects your business. Your customers and search engines will find you with your domain name. In addition, it will be best to keep your domain name similar to your business name.
Your domain name is also akin to your business email ID. Although you can select a free email like Gmail or Hotmail, having a business mail gives a professional approach.
For registering your domain name, find an accredited registrar. These are authorized organizations that register domain names like .com, .org, and others, depending on the country. Some are classified to be used by the government like – gov.usa or gov.au.
To get your domain name on the internet, you need a web hosting company like Liquidweb or Nexcess. Most of the internet service providers offer web hosting. In addition, they also provide email ids for businesses.
There is a monthly fee that needs to be paid for web hosting. The rates vary according to the service, plan, and features for the number of months. It also depends on how big your website is and its purpose. Basic websites cost less, while e-commerce websites cost more.
Your content is what the visitors will see. In simple terms, your website is the show window, and your content is the display items. Work out the home page content, about us content, blogs, and a contact form. This information will help customers to know about your business and even make purchases.
For the e-commerce platform, there will be a requirement of a mode of payment that WooCommerce, Shopify, or any other e-commerce software will do. To make things better, you can also hire professionals.
A well-designed website gives your customers a good user experience. Good images and relevant content will provide a boost to your website. In addition, good navigation on your website will help customers find the desired product and an easy payment schedule.
After you have built your website, launch it online and make sure it is up-to-date. Use website publishing packages offered by website companies. Hiring professionals will give your website a professional look. Use appropriate images and easy navigation tools.
Security is an important aspect and should not be missed. Lack of security features will render your website unsafe and targeted by hackers. Another important part is to optimize your website for all devices. Most visitors will be using mobile phones, and you must ensure your website is optimized for mobile devices.
Liquidweb is the leading brand in managed hosting and managed application services in SMB. The cloud service is acclaimed for its highly effective service and exceptional customer support. With service in over 150 countries and more than 30,000 clients, the company boasts world-class experts and global data centers.
The company has been acclaimed by INC magazine's 5000 fastest-growing companies in the past twelve years. The company has more than a million sites under management. In addition, Liquidweb has upscaled its support along with good leadership to provide financial backing. It has proved itself as the best brand in the hosting arena and customer support.
Nexcess is the premier managed web hosting that has joined forces with Liquidweb. As we all know, a new technology comes with a promise, and Nexcess delivers it in style. The journey began two decades ago in a garage with one man setting up his dream as a hosting provider. The aim was to empower clients and help to grow businesses.
Adding force from its headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, Nexcess data centers assure worldwide control, reliability, and performance. Nexcess has changed the face of web hosting by innovative ideas and providing stability in complex solutions to clients.
In 2019, Liquidweb, a leader in managed hosting and Nexcess premier hosting, joined together, thus, creating a Liquid Web Family of Brands. With over 50 years of hosting experience, the merger supports the company's vision to provide the best hosting service. It now assures its customers of a new adventure in the professional web hosting market.
Both the companies joined forces, highlighting the company's commitment to dominating the hosting arena. It also assures its users of the complete package with excellent customer support. The feat is achieved by keeping a professional outlook for businesses, developers, and designers.
Nexcess being the premier e-commerce hosting provider assures access to more trade and capital in the long term for SMBs. The merger of both these companies brings expertise in WordPress, Woo-commerce, and Magento. Nexcess and Liquidweb will now be able to develop open-source platforms for SMB customers. In addition, it will give them the designing levy with enhanced capabilities.
Clients of Liquidweb will gain technology access and scalability of Nexcess cloud. At the same time, Nexcess customers will have access to Liquidweb services and plans. Although the operations of both brands will be separate, the customers can access the added benefit of both services.
Liquidweb provides high-performance fully managed web and cloud hosting. It delivers 99.999% uptime and 24/7 access, being the best in class. Here is the complete list of products offered by LIquidweb.
Managed dedicated servers offer lock-down security with high-performance websites. You can also opt for 6 to 12 months of windows bundles with DDoS protection.
This option is great for multiple websites, high-traffic sites, small apps, and resellers. Opting for a value bundle, you get value add-ons of threat stack and oversight intrusion system, 500 Gb cyber backup, and server secure panel.
Price: $169 per month OR $129 per month (value bundle)
It is best for small SaaS, databases, large resellers, and multiple apps. Value bundle provides 1000 Gb Acronis cyber backup with theatre stack and oversight intrusion system.
Price: $224.25 per month OR $261.75 per month (value bundle)
It is suitable for multi-user apps, large SaaS, big databases, and virtualization. Value bundle offers 1×2 TB SATA backup storage with 4×480 Gb SSD primary storage hardware.
Price: $374.25 per month OR $411.75 per month (value bundle)
It combines the processing power and resources of traditional dedicated servers with flexibility. Bare metal cloud servers deliver transparency with load balancing; the packages are available for windows and Linux with standard or high-performance options.
Standard options have four packages.
- Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5 (4 core 16 Gb) — $149 per month
- Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5 (4 core 32 Gb) — $179 per month
- Intel Xeon E5-1650 v4 (6 core 32 Gb) — $219 per month
- More Servers Available (up to 16 core 128 Gb) — Price as per option
- Intel Xenon E5- 1650 v4 (6 core 16 Gb) — $579 per month
- Intel Xenon E5- 1650 v4 (6 core 32 Gb) — $629 per month
- Intel Xenon E5- 1650 v4 (6 core 64 Gb) — $699 per month
- More Servers Available (up to 16 core 128 Gb) — Price as per option
The private cloud is your personal data center. It combines the benefits of traditional clouds with streamlined management. VMware private cloud is built around a simple resource-based pricing model.
There are two options available.
It gives you 12 core and 32 Gb RAM with 1000 Gb storage space. The price starts at $510 per month.
It gives you dedicated server resources and single-tenant isolation. You get 64 core with 256Gb RAM and 2.5Tb SAN storage; the price starts at $1599 per month.
With high server clusters, hosting businesses get faster uptime. Server clusters are built for business needs with up to 200 servers. In addition, you get mission-critical apps for enhanced performance.
You can choose from four pre-configured server cluster options.
It is best for adding performance by separating off your database. Price starts from $743 per month.
It is best for handling larger front-end traffic volumes. Price starts from $1,262 per month.
It adds redundancy to your front end and database to ensure uptime. Price starts from $1,711 per month.
Adds redundancy while handling large front-end traffic volumes. Price starts from $2,149 per month.
HIPAA Compliant Data Centre and Solutions
HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It requires businesses to process, store and transmit ePHI (electronically protected health information). You can select pre-configured HIPAA packages with Liquidweb.
- Single Server HIPAA hosting starting at $344
- Single Server HIPAA hosting with data encryption at-rest for $574
- Multiple Server HIPAA hosting at $687
Managed VPS Hosting
One of the fastest Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting is available with affordable pricing. Pricing starts from $15 per month up to $125 per month.
If you want the power of a dedicated server on a cloud hosting, the managed VPS solution provides secured, reliable, powerful and fast hosting for your websites.
Nexcess provides businesses with optimized hosting for e-commerce platforms. It helps you build better sites with a safe platform. With Nexcess, you get scalability, security, speed, and continuous support.
Here are all the options you get with Nexcess.
Since most beginners and bloggers use WordPress platform, this hosting plan is optimized for more secure and scalable WordPress websites. You get built-in CDN, pre-installed plugins, 1-click staging, unlimited email accounts, and 30-day backups.
Plan starts at $9.50 per month and goes up to $499.50 per month for the Enterprise plan. If you are moving away from your old host, they provide free migrations too.
2. Fully Managed Magento Hosting
It is an optimized e-commerce hosting tool for speed, security, and scale. You get instant auto-scaling, dedicated IP addresses, and staging sites. In addition, the company offers 24/7 support with on-demand testing and troubleshooting.
You can select the desired package from six available plans varying from XS to XXL. The price starts from $49 per month and goes up to $849 per month.
It provides optimized hosting for fast and reliable high-performing stores. You get a built-in CDN with advanced caching on 22 locations enabling ultra-fast loading. In addition, custom order tables reduce query load by 95% to increase capacity.
You can pick from a variety of six plans catering to all kinds of businesses. The plan starts from $9.50 a month and goes up to $499.50 per month.
Your online store is your brand and not just a website. Nexcess provides you custom-made websites with best practices and specific insights. With Store Builder, businesses can create a unique homepage to stand out from the crowd. It also enabled a user-friendly design for faster navigation and checkouts. You can get your Store Builder at $19 with a one-month free trial option.
With this option, you get content, business, and hosting with one click. It combines powerful e-commerce with a powerful fully-managed environment capable of supporting high-traffic sites.
BigCommerce plans start with the XS option at $59 a month and go up to XXL, priced at $1099 a month. Businesses can choose from six different options according to their needs.
The combination of Nexcess and Liquidweb gives you a complete package for your hosting and e-commerce websites. Comparing the two Liquidweb provides dedicated servers, VPS with a dedicated cloud server and HIPAA. In comparison, Nexcess affords you Managed WordPress hosting, WooCommerce, Magento hosting, and WP QuickStart. In a nutshell, Nexcess, combined with Liquidweb, offers the best web hosting services for businesses and beginners.