Linux v Windows
Making this decision depends on what functionality you require rather than whether you currently use Linux or Windows on your computer. cPanel is an easy-to-use administration interface used on Linux hosting; WebsitePanel is used on Windows hosting. Linux is perfect for PHP and MySQL while Windows is best for ASP .NET and MS SQL.
Premium and Premium Plus
If you need your website to store and retrieve information then you’ll need a database. Complete with SQL databases, our Premium and Premium Plus packages are perfect for sites such as directories, e-commerce websites and forums.
How much disk space and traffic do I need?
- 5GB With enough space to grow, 5GB is what you’ll need for an average-sized blog or website.
- Unlimited – Recommended for larger websites, Unlimited is ideal if you host lots of photos, images, documents and other media.
- Traffic This is the amount of content and media that your site displays to visitors. The more people who find and use your website, the more traffic (or bandwidth) you need. Our Premium and Premium Plus packages come with unlimited traffic.
So how do I get a website?
Two ways: you can do it yourself or you could engage a web designer and developer. While hiring experts is of course more expensive, the advantage is that you’ll get a professional and powerful website.
That said, designing your own website is an exciting challenge and you can spend as much time on it as you need. Choose a package that offers WordPress or a similar content management system – our 1-Click Installs will make things easy for you.