Understanding the Different Web Hosting Plans

Hosting a website online is easier today than ever before. Even if you don’t have any computer science knowledge, you can still host a powerful and professional website. To get started hosting your website, you’ll need to understand the difference between the various web hosting plans. Each one is designed for a different need. Picking the right one is key to making sure your website runs efficiently and your online presence continues to grow.

Shared Web Hosting Plans

A shared web hosting plan is the most common website hosting option on the market. Most small businesses and personal brands don’t often need more power than a shared plan offers. With a shared hosting plan, you share server space with many other website owners. Because everyone is sharing the server, they’re also sharing the costs. It’s extremely cost-effective and can help you get a website hosted online without needing to create too big of a budget. 

At HostForWeb, we offer three levels of shared hosting, each with improved performance and features.

Mini Plan

The mini shared hosting plan is perfect for simple websites. With this plan, you get:

  • 1 Website

  • 10GB SSD Storage

  • 100GB Traffic

If you don’t need much for your website, it’s a great option to get online for only $69.95/year.

Smart Plan

Our most popular shared hosting plan offers you more options, including:

  • Unlimited Websites

  • Unlimited SSD storage

  • Unlimited Traffic

  • Free Domain ($14.95 Value)

For a little extra power and more hosting options, you can get the smart plan for as low as $4.17/month.

Business Pro Plan

If you run a small business and need some additional help with your website, our business pro plan can help with features such as:

  • Unlimited Websites

  • Unlimited SSD storage

  • Unlimited Traffic

  • Free Domain ($14.95 Value)

  • 2.5 x CPU/Memory Resources

  • Private SSL Certificate ($19.95 Value)

  • Dedicated IP Address ($24 Value)

  • Daily Vulnerability Scan ($99 Value)

With additional security and safety features, the business pro plan can help small businesses host their websites for as little as $9.77/month.

VPS Web Hosting Plans

Virtual Private Server (VPS) web hosting plans offer additional resources and power for websites that need more juice to run. With a VPS hosting plan, you’re still sharing server space with other website owners, thus cutting down on the costs of server maintenance. However, a VPS server only allows a certain number of websites to be hosted at one time. This ensures that a set of dedicated resources are available for your website. Although they cost a little more than a shared hosting plan, they provide the power and resources your website needs to stay up and running. 

At HostForWeb, we offer four levels of VPS hosting options with scaling power and resource allotment.


Starting at $27.97/month, the SSD VPS-1 hosting plan offers:

  • RAM: 2GB RAM

  • Storage: 100GB SSD

  • Bandwidth: 2TB

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Starting at $41.97/month, the SSD VPS-2 hosting plan offers:

  • RAM: 4GB RAM

  • Storage: 120GB SSD

  • Bandwidth: 4TB


Starting at $55.97/month, the SSD VPS-3 hosting plan offers:

  • RAM: 6GB RAM

  • Storage: 150GB SSD

  • Bandwidth: 6TB


Starting at $69.97/month, the SSD VPS-4 hosting plan offers:

  • RAM: 8GB RAM

  • Storage: 200GB SSD

  • Bandwidth: 8TB

With each VPS hosting plan, you get additional management services that help you stay on track of your website. Services such as automatic backups and website monitoring help your business stay online without any extra time or attention required on your end.

Dedicated Web Hosting Plans

For websites with additional needs, or businesses that want to host all of their websites on one server, there are also dedicated web hosting plans available. With a dedicated server, you don’t have to share resources or power with anyone else. This means you can customize and upgrade your server however you see fit, reallocating resources to best serve your website hosting needs. Dedicated servers can be costly. However, if you don’t have the power needed to keep your website running smoothly, then downtimes and slowdowns can harm your overall bottom line.

At HostForWeb, we offer two varieties of dedicated server hosting plans.

Single CPU Intel Xeon Servers

The single CPU Intel Xeon dedicated server offers your business the power it needs at a cost you can afford. At $299.95/month, our most powerful CPU options provides your website with:

  • 32GB DDR4 RAM

  • 2 x 1.92TB SSD HDD

  • Unmetered Bandwidth

  • 2 IP Addresses

Dual CPU Intel Xeon Servers

The dual CPU Intel Xeon dedicated server offers a major boost in hosting power for additional online prowess. At $549.95/month, our most powerful CPU options provides your websites with:

  • 64GB DDR4 RAM

  • 2 x 1.92TB SSD HDD

  • Unmetered Bandwidth

  • 2 IP Addresses

Cloud Web Hosting Plans

One of the most recent types of web hosting plans offers additional security and scaling benefits without needing to expand your budget. Cloud hosting options operate much like VPS hosting plans, but instead of a physical server, websites are hosted on a cloud server. These cloud servers are made up by connecting to nodes on several different physical servers. This adds additional benefits, such as:

  • Scaling power up and down in a matter of minutes

  • Avoiding slowdowns or downtimes if a physical server suffers a malfunction

  • Preventing loss of data if a physical server experiences a problem

  • Instant set-up time

By hosting your website on the cloud for as little as $10/month, you can get your business online cost-effectively.

Web Hosting Plans at HostForWeb

At HostForWeb, we have web hosting plans to fit any budget and website hosting needs. Whether you’re a small business that needs a shared hosting plan or a sprawling company that requires a dedicated server, we’re here to help. With 24/7 customer support and free migration assistance, we can get your website on the right hosting plan as soon as possible. To get started, you can browse our available web hosting plans online or give us a call at 1-833-201-8322 for help with your account.

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