Every web host has a “starter” package with the bare minimum necessary for hosting. Often, the pricing will be so low as to be almost unbelievable. But there’s always a catch. By contrast, the NameHero Starter Cloud plan is built for real-world hosting. Sure, you get more resources on the higher plans, but even the basic package is meant to be fast. Here’s why.
LiteSpeed on ALL Plans – Not Just the Advanced Ones
Most hosts just use Apache as their web server. A few use NGINX. And only a handful offer LiteSpeed web hosting. Those that do, however, restrict it to their higher plans. So if you choose their basic starter package, you get the performance you would expect from an overloaded Apache server. To access the higher tiers of performance offered by LiteSpeed, you need to pay a lot more.
NameHero however, is the exception. It offers the LiteSpeed webserver performance on ALL its plans. Even the basic “Starter Plan” comes with all the benefits of superior performance. This makes NameHero unique in the web hosting world.
The reason why other hosts don’t offer LiteSpeed on everything is obvious. It’s not a free product, unlike Apache. So to recoup their costs, web hosts reserve LiteSpeed hosting for higher-paying accounts. The benefits are obvious. But the lower-end hosting products get left out with poor performance.
NameHero has deliberately chosen to offer LiteSpeed for all its plans. This alone beats out the competition.
Server-Caching for Everyone
The benefits of LiteSpeed extend beyond just faster page processing. It also allows all plans to make use of server caching. I’ve written before about how plugin caching is inferior to server caching. With NameHero, server caching is available to everyone, starting with the Startup Cloud plan.
Other web hosts use server caching as a carrot to entice people to upgrade their accounts. They give it names like “Turbo Cache”, but all it means is that they’re holding back the performance of basic web hosting. Just like with LiteSpeed, it’s held out as an advanced feature.
NameHero on the other hand ensures that even the Startup plan is power-packed. By bundling LiteSpeed and full server-caching with every package, including the lower-end ones, it ensures that your website is fully capable of handling the loads you would expect. It’s a philosophical choice that makes NameHero unique among web hosts.
Automatic and Snapshot Backups for ALL
Another “advanced” feature that web hosts hold back from their basic plans, is backups. Either they make you purchase an additional package (like CodeGuard for example), or they reserve their backups for the higher tiers of hosting.
Some features that web hosts hold back:
- Automatic backups
- Manual snapshots
- On-demand restorations
Some hosts even make you call them to restore backups. Or have a limit on the number of times you can restore your site’s files and databases. Others don’t backup their systems at all!
With NameHero on the other hand, you have full access to advanced backup capabilities regardless of the tier of web hosting. You have automatic backups that are held for 7-days, and you can use the JetBackup tool from the cPanel interface to perform as many restorations as you want.
These are just a few ways in which NameHero takes care of even those customers on the Startup Cloud plan. The higher tiers give more resources, NVMe drives, and some additional perks. But the real game-changers like LiteSpeed, server-caching, and backups are available to everyone. So if you want to stop feeling like a second-class citizen just because you only need a basic hosting plan, NameHero is the right choice for you!
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!