What type of web hosting is right for you?

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When it comes to choosing the right web hosting for your website, there are a few things to consider. From the size of your website to your budget and technical expertise, finding the perfect hosting option can be a daunting task. Here at LCN we offer a variety of hosting options that can help your business succeed. By understanding your needs and goals, you can choose the hosting option that is right for you and your business.

Web Hosting (or Shared Hosting)

We offer three different web hosting plans to cater to the specific needs of businesses and individuals. Our shared Web Hosting plans are affordable, and we even offer a no-quibble 30-day money-back guarantee. Whether you’re hosting a simple website with email or unlimited websites on one plan, we have a solution that fits your needs.

You’ll enjoy features like free email and super-fast load times. You can also use one-click software installations such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. Our Web Hosting plans are great for those just starting out, as they require little technical expertise and are friendly on the bank account.

Best for: Web Hosting a suitable solution for someone who wants to host a simple website with email. Examples might be a personal blog, a portfolio, or a small business site. Our web hosting plans are affordable and easy to use, with free email included and a free domain name for 1 and 2 year plans.

WordPress Hosting

WordPress hosting is a specialised type of hosting that is designed specifically for WordPress websites. Our WordPress hosting plans come pre-installed with the latest version of WordPress, free email and access to 1000’s of plugins and themes. Enjoy features like automatic backups, a free SSL certificate, and unlimited bandwidth. This option being perfect for those who want to focus on their website’s content rather than the technical details of hosting.

If you want even more time to focus on running your business, you can try our Managed WordPress plans. They include automatic WordPress and plugin updates, improved website performance and simple one-click restores should anything go wrong. What’s more, you can get the managed plans for the same price as our regular WordPress plans!

Best for: These plans are a suitable solution for someone who wants to create and manage a WordPress site, such as a blog, a magazine, or an ecommerce site. The WordPress hosting plans are optimised for WordPress performance and security, with automatic updates, backups, and malware scanning. Our WordPress hosting plans also include a free domain name on 1 and 2 year plans, a free SSL certificate, and unlimited bandwidth.

Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting

With our VPS hosting plans, you have your own virtual server that is not shared with other websites. This means that you have access to more resources, including CPU, RAM, and storage, which can improve your website’s performance.

Choose from Managed SSD VPS or Self-managed SSD VPS hosting. Both offer more flexibility and control over your hosting environment. With a self-managed plan, you’re responsible for managing everything from the set-up right through to the daily monitoring and maintenance. This means it’s best suited to those who have experience of running a server.

For those who don’t have experience of running a server, we have Managed VPS plans. Our server experts perform the initial set up and look after monitoring and backups for you.

All of our VPS hosting plans are a great choice for businesses that are growing and need more resources and performance than shared hosting can provide.

Best for: This is a great solution for someone who wants more control and flexibility over their web hosting environment, such as a web developer, a web designer, or an advanced user. The VPS plans are unmanaged and allow you to choose your own operating system (Linux or Windows), software, and configuration. The VPS plans offer more storage space, RAM, and CPU cores, than the web hosting or WordPress hosting plans.

So, which hosting option is right for you?

It depends on your specific needs and goals. If you’re just starting out and have a small website or personal blog, one of our Web Hosting plans may be the best option. For businesses that are growing and need more resources and performance, VPS hosting may be a better choice. Of course, if you have a WordPress website, our WordPress hosting plans provide a hassle-free option that is specifically tailored to WordPress websites.

If you’re still not sure what hosting would be best for you, call our Customer Support Team on 0345 363 3637 and they’ll be happy to talk through the different options with you.

Further reading

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Written by

Rich Kenwrick

Rich is passionate about all things marketing and web design related, as well as growing beards. He's part of the LCN furniture and takes pride in keeping our customers updated on our latest product offerings, and how they can take advantage of the current trends in digital marketing.