The following table should clarify the differences between Hostwinds Shared and Business Hosting services:
|Clients Per Server||60||50|
|Excessive Resource Suspension||Yes, after five (5) warnings you will need to upgrade to Business||None|
|Virus/Malware Scans||Twice monthly||Weekly|
|PHP Memory Limit||256 MB||512 MB|
|Inode limit (file limits)||250,000||600,000|
|Hourly Outbound Email Limit||25||250|
Resource Limits Reached may happen with our Shared Web Hosting services for various reasons. This can mean several different things based on your Entry Processes and Memory usage, so if the Entry Processes are high, it is a natural progression to upgrade to a Business Hosting plan so you have more resources and can continue your site’s growth and success.
- Clients Per Server – The number of clients that we place on each shared or business server
- Excessive Resource Suspension – As our servers are shared among users, those who abuse the system may receive a suspension. Generally you will be warned before any suspension
- Virus/Malware Scans – We run these often, however you can also run your own: https://www.hostwinds.com/guide//cpanel-virus-scan/
Our Business Plans are monitored for resources, but they are not automatically suspended for Excessive Resource Usage like the Shared Plans. If you begin using too many resources and you are ready to continue to grow, you would want to upgrade to no less than a Level 5 cloud server in order to see upgraded performance and continue your growth and success.
Our Shared Web Hosting Plans are also monitored for resources if the limit is hit more than 5 times in a month the account will be automatically suspended and an account upgrade would be highly suggested. This is suggested in order to prevent any further interruptions and to ensure you have the resources you need to continue growing your website. A natural progression from Shared Hosting is to our Business Hosting Plan and is what we would suggest as the next step from Shared Web Hosting.