I’d recently written about how NameHero’s Starter plan beats the competition. But Shared hosting itself has gotten a bad rap over the years. And for good reason! If you read the Reddit threads for advice, you’ll be told to avoid shared hosting at all costs. This is why NameHero’s web hosting plans offer something different from ordinary shared hosting. Not all businesses need the power of a VPS, but they deserve something better than shared hosting. Here’s what makes NameHero different.
Why Normal Shared Hosting Sucks
Easily the biggest issue with traditional shared hosting is the ability of other people on your server to interfere with your website performance. It hurts when you do everything right, stay within the limits, optimize your site, and still have server problems because some guy decided to take a local backup of their site lasting several hours. And that’s a good scenario! There can be genuine bad actors who hog resources and slow things down for everyone.
All this happens because ordinary shared hosting puts a bunch of sites on a single physical server. So when one of them misbehaves, all the accounts on the machine suffer. A physical server can’t expand its resources without significant downtime. So it’s no easy matter.
Normal shared also doesn’t come with server caching, but that’s not an architectural choice.
Single Point of Failure
Any architectural solution that has a single point of failure is poorly designed. With shared hosting, that single point is the server itself. If something goes wrong, or if another account crashes the server, your site comes down as well. Everyone pays the price for a single point of failure. It’s an unavoidable part of traditional shared hosting.
How NameHero Redefines “Shared Hosting”
Normal web hosting with NameHero isn’t “shared hosting” in the traditional sense of the word. Instead, it leverages the power of the cloud to spread the accounts over a network of servers. Hence, the phrase “cloud hosting”. With this kind of infrastructure, NameHero removes two of the biggest disadvantages of shared hosting – the ability of bad actors to impact you, and the single point of failure.
Expand Resources Dynamically
By maintaining a cloud network, NameHero can quickly contain bad actors and add CPU and storage resources dynamically. What was impossible to do with a traditional single server, is now merely a matter of changing the configuration via software. And if we determine that a cloud cluster needs more resources to function properly, adding those resources is easy.
Having a cluster of servers in the cloud, allows us to carry on even when an individual component of a server fails. The others can pick up the slack. Having a healthy amount of redundancy does wonders for taking the sting of unreliability out of shared hosting.
The Same Applies to VPS Hosting
While you have to share your resources with others on shared hosting, VPS servers get their own dedicated chunks of CPU. However, even here, the traditional model was to have a single dedicated server hosting several VPS servers. While this removes the problem of others messing up your hosting, it retains the problem of a single point of failure. Also, you can’t add and remove resources quickly, since your capacity to do so is limited on one physical server.
NameHero however, uses the cloud even for VPS hosting. This means that you can scale your configuration up and down very fast. And you have the same redundancy protections with the cloud. In every way, the setup NameHero uses is superior to what you’re used to.
Shared Hosting is Evolving
Ordinary shared hosting is changing. Not just with the cloud, but with other technologies like QUIC.cloud, which are filling in the gaps between static and dynamic content. Now more than ever, web hosting is affordable, reliable, and NameHero is at the forefront of it all!
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!