Shared web hosting, basic hosting and standard hosting are hosting plans built on a shared server. In the past, we have tried to edge out shared hosting plans and push cloud servers. Well, the past year has convinced us that there is a place for shared hosting, probably always will be. Some customers want a fully managed solution and not worry about the daily system administration duties or responsibilities.
Even with a powerful control panel like Plesk, automating most of the tasks, you, as a system admin, still have to monitor. Behind the scene of running a server can be nerve racking. You will get notified of everything that is going on with your server. Things like resource changes, fluctuations, overages and network issues. Shared cloud or web hosting, done properly can be a great solution for both customer and web hoster.
For us web hosters, we have to keep the machine running well and super clean of the bad guys and that includes customers who don’t get it. What I mean is, for those who think pushing your shared hosting services to the limit with apps, plugins, scripts… For those reasons, we have totally revamped our Cloud hosting plans and for now put our Cloud Server offering on the shelf. It is still available but we want to get more competitive on price as well as refine our target market.