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Managed Hosting vs. Shared Hosting

Knowing the facts and choosing what’s best for you.

Finding your site slows down from time to time or as certain peak periods of the day? It could be your hosting package. The Image Stop ltd / PenguinHosting offers three main packages for your website hosting needs. Here’s why we REALLY like our Pro PAckage and what difference is makes for you.

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1. Pro Package Resources

Our current package uses a combined amount of resources distributed amongst the clients within the plan. For example, If the plan had an allotment for 50 sites this would include s a TOTAL of 800,000 visitors / 80GB storage / 1TB bandwidth that would be used within all the clients sharing that plan. Being a cloud hosting plan this package is extremely scalable, more or less of one resource can be allocated to a specific site container if needed; they don’t all have to be equal. Each site’s resources are siloed off from one another as there are NO shared environments here.

2. Pro Package Cloud Features

Due to the nature of cloud hosting, sites within this package enjoy instant-scaling and auto-healing capabilities. 

  • Instant Scaling: You shouldn’t be punished when your success means spikes in traffic! Now, scaling your site to millions of visitors happens instantly. There’s no need for downtime or migration to more hardware!
  • Auto-Healing: Each WordPress site on our platform will heal itself in the event of any service failure. As an example: If there are issues with PHP, your site won’t go down…it will just fix itself!

3. Pro Package – What is Cloud Hosting

Cloud Hosting works as a series of networks that act as one to pull information from data centers and connect devices. You’ve probably heard of cloud storage – it’s the most popular example, with tools like iCloud, Dropbox, Google Cloud Storage, etc. These tools help illustrate how the cloud works. With traditional hosting, you have one physical server that keeps your site up and running and connects to your data center. Both your file system and your database are on the exact same system. Whether you’re on shared or dedicated hosting, it works fairly similarly. All your resources run through the server in order to connect to a data center and provide all the necessary information to your site.

Cloud hosting offers a different solution that uses a network of servers and brings many added benefits.

Don’t get this confused with “the cloud,” though. Cloud hosting doesn’t completely get rid of servers and data centers. It’s actually a certain server configuration that’s built to optimize performance for your web infrastructure. The magic here is, with this configuration, you can pull from a network of servers to keep your site up and running! This makes it a great solution for anyone who’s concerned about their website staying up and running 24/7. 

4. WordPress Dedicated

Working with a cloud hosting provider that’s specifically tuned for WordPress is bound to optimize your website. Again – this is not shared. Websites under this plan use their own resources and do not get bogged down by sharing with other sites.

5. Scalability

Because the network of servers can use resources between themselves differently, this means a website is automatically set up to grow as needed. Just the opposite is also true. Say you did an audit and want to delete a bunch of content, your website can easily and quickly scale down.

6. Managed Services

• Free CDN + managed performance
• Full nightly backups 
• Managed security, plus malware monitoring + cleanup
• Simple SSL certificates
• WordPress updates
• Optimized for WordPress sites
• With our Add-on update service –  monitored Plugin updates done monthly

7. Email Difference

There are many shared hosting plans that also offer what if often referred to as “free email”.  Our Pro Package does not include email. Check out our article on Dedicated Email vs. Included for details as to what works best. In this case, not having email connected to the hosting allows the resources, fine-tuning, and support to remain focussed on delivering the best hosting and not get bogged down with other issues unrelated to great hosting.

8. Summary

The Image Stop ltd. / PenguinHosting not only claims to focus on customer service but we live and breathe it. The fully transparent truth is that adopting this new hosting package at the prices we felt would help our clients best is a hit to our profits. That said – we know that it’s the best for our clients and want to be able to provide great hosting. This Package does just that.

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greg T | theBrandGuy

Owner, Creative Director, International Speaker | The Image Stop ltd.

Greg has been in marketing and advertising for over 32 years, 25 of the last years as owner of The Image Stop ltd. His background and schooling in this area coupled with his studies in human psychology have created repeated successes for both his company and clients alike. For fun Greg practices and performs as a magician/impersonator and mentalist.

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