It can be hard to differentiate yourself in the web hosting space. Some hosts run on such razor-thin margins, that they can’t provide any other value-added services. Others that do have extra features, can’t compete on price. Then there are those web hosts that have a lot of amazing features, but are so expensive, that it’s not worth it. In all this, we at NameHero have managed to carve out a special space for ourselves that is unique. And through constant innovation, we’ve found ways to differentiate ourselves in a crowded space.
Here are three things that ONLY NameHero can do.
LiteSpeed Webservers on ALL Plans with QUIC.cloud Integration
Just about every website uses the free Apache webserver. Some extend their range to NGINX for its caching capabilities and its utility as a reverse proxy. Often, a combination of the two is used. These are attractive because they’re open-source and free, and don’t add to the cost of hosting.
NameHero on the other hand uses the LiteSpeed web server, which requires a paid license. This is much faster than Apache or NGINX and has amazing features such as in-built caching. In addition, by using LiteSpeed, you’re eligible for the Enterprise tier of QUIC.cloud, which allows you to cache even dynamic pages to dramatically improve your TTFB (Time to First Byte).
Now some web hosts offer LiteSpeed as well. Unfortunately, they restrict it to their higher-tier plans as a perk for upgrading, and also because it costs money. NameHero on the other hand, gives you LiteSpeed regardless of which plan you’re using. So even if you’re on the most basic plan, you get the maximum performance and integration with QUIC.cloud!
Offsite Backups Make NameHero Special
Not all web hosts have backups. It’s a value-added service that costs money and support to provide. NameHero of course has a sophisticated backup system using Jetbackup, that not only takes automatic daily and weekly backups but also allows you to restore these backups from cPanel without needing to open a support ticket.
But other web hosts have this as well. What makes NameHero backups stand out, is offsite backups. Unlike other web hosts, NameHero stores these backups on an entirely different network in a different location. This means that any site-wide compromise either via a digital attack, or a physical accident will leave your backups unharmed. At least one web host I remember lost the backups of its customers because they didn’t properly segregate them.
With NameHero, that will never happen. And all this is provided for free with every single plan. Nothing is restricted to the higher priced packages.
MariaDB Instead of MySQL
Even though MySQL is the default database for applications like WordPress, MariaDB is an open-source drop-in replacement for MySQL without the closed source modules. You can see the complete set of differences here. NameHero’s decision to use MariaDB demonstrates our conviction that we have a better architecture setup compared to the competition. The superior replication capabilities of MariaDB compared to MySQL, and the better open-source philosophy play a huge role in this decision.
It’s not something that a lot of customers are looking for, so the fact that NameHero is willing to break away from MySQL in this manner should tell you something about our philosophy!
There are other benefits to NameHero (of course!) such as NVMe drives, real-time file monitoring, 15-minute response times for tickets, and a free one-week trial of the website builder. We’re constantly innovating and striving to get the most value out of our web hosting. This is why we have such high customer satisfaction ratings.
With all this and more, NameHero is unlike any other web host out there!
I’m a NameHero team member, and an expert on WordPress and web hosting. I’ve been in this industry since 2008. I’ve also developed apps on Android and have written extensive tutorials on managing Linux servers. You can contact me on my website WP-Tweaks.com!