Business hosting is Linux Hosting (with cPanel), but with the power and resources of a private server without the need for a server administrator. Otherwise it's the same cPanel experience as shared hosting.
What's the difference between Linux shared hosting, business hosting, and a VPS?
- Shared hosting is an inexpensive way to get your sites up on the web.
- A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is more powerful, but costs more than shared hosting, and requires experience with server administration.
- Business hosting is a balance between the two, offering the power of a VPS with the ease of shared hosting.
You can use this chart to see the major differences between each type of Linux hosting:
|Shared Hosting||Business Hosting||VPS Hosting|
|Level of technical skills||Basic||Basic||Advanced - knowledge of WHM and Linux command line needed|
|Suited for||Basic websites, low resource applications||E-commerce, high traffic or data-intensive sites and applications||Resource intensive web apps, full control of the server, ability to customize|
|Site Visitors||Low to moderate||High||High|
|Platform||LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)||LAMP||LAMP (Can install and use others such as NGINX, Node.js, Ruby on Rails)|
|Control Panel||cPanel||cPanel||cPanel and WHM|
|Support||24/7 Standard Support||24/7 Standard Support||Self-Managed, Managed, or Fully-Managed|
|Dedicated IP Address||No||1||3 or more|
Resource limits in Shared Hosting and Business Hosting
Your cPanel hosting has a maximum amount of resources it can use, ensuring that no single account on a Shared Hosting server impacts other customers' experiences.
|Shared Hosting Plan||Free Trial 1 & Starter||Economy||Deluxe||Ultimate||Maximum|
|CPU (Accessible cores)||1||1||1||2||2|
(Number of available processing units)
|Disk space||30 GB||100 GB||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Maximum email accounts||10||100||500||Unlimited||Unlimited|
1 Free Trial plans can't be upgraded. You must cancel the Free Trial account, and then purchase and set up a new cPanel Shared Hosting account.
Note: All cPanel Shared Hosting plans are restricted to 500 SMTP relays/hour and 30 concurrent MySQL connections.
If you have Business Hosting with cPanel, you have more resources for your websites and applications. Unlike shared hosting, resource levels in Business Hosting are based on your plan type.
|Business Hosting Plan||Launch||Enhance||Grow||Expand||Established||Mature|
|CPU (Accessible Cores)||1||2||3||4||4||4|
|Memory / RAM (GB)||2||4||6||8||16||32|
|Disk Space (GB) 1||60||90||120||150||240||480|
These resources are not restricted in cPanel Business Hosting:
- Entry Processes
- Disk Write (I/O)
- Files (Inodes)