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Business hosting is a web hosting package on a server shared between other users who have purchased a business hosting package.
These packages provide an affordable solution for individuals or businesses setting up their online presence.
With business hosting, you share the server's resources (CPU, RAM, Disk Space, etc.) and are restricted from making server-wide changes. That's why the cost of business hosting is drastically lower than that of a Cloud Server or Dedicated Server.
All of the following hosting plans fall under business hosting:
The number of domains allowed to be hosted in the only difference between the 3 packages.
Our Business Hosting runs on Linux servers and includes cPanel as a web management tool. Details to your services are sent as a welcome email for logging in and managing your website(s).
Here's some basic but important information about our Business Servers:
All of our business hosting plans provide the following:
Business Servers run the latest version of CloudLinux 7 with cPanel.
This is a common question, and we are pleased to say YES. You can add a domain to your cart while you purchase your hosting plan. This will allow you to start an order for your domain alongside your hosting plan. You can also use this to start a transfer for your domain if you move it from another registrar.
Yes! Once you've ordered your package, submit a support ticket requesting a website migration. You'll need to provide us with your previous hosting details (Hosting package logins), and our support staff will perform the following:
Not sure how to update your nameservers? Let us know! We can do it for you if your domain is already registered with Hostwinds. If not, provide us with your registrar's login details, and our support staff can perform this change for you.
Advanced Website Monitoring
Always be the first to know exactly what's going on with your website. From immediate alerts to detailed reports, we'll keep you aware of your site's status.
Make sure your data is safe. Our Shared Backup service includes plans for crashes and other holdups. We're here to make sure your hard work isn't lost.
You can upgrade and downgrade easily between the 3 available packages (Basic, Advanced and Ultimate). Upgrades and downgrades will occur instantly and require zero interaction by support staff to be completed.
Downgrading to a plan with fewer available domains than what you presently have on their account will result in issues with the downgrade process. For example, your domains may stop resolving.
Example You have 15 domains set up with the Ultimate plan and decide to downgrade to the Advanced plan. But this plan only allows 4 total domains (1 main domain + 3 addon domains). So before downgrading, you should remove domains you aren't going to be using in cPanel. So you should only have 4 domains before actually downgrading. Otherwise, you risk 11 of them stopping working.
Feel free to talk to us via Live Chat if you would like to know how to get your services upgraded or downgraded—our LiveChat Agents for assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Yes, but not directly. These would be considered as cross-plan upgrades, and you'd need to order the new service separately.
Which plans can I upgrade to?
You can upgrade to any of the above plans. With business hosting, you'd get more speed since our Business servers utilize the LiteSpeed Web Server and offer additional PHP memory.
You can also upgrade to either of our Cloud Linux plans (SSD/HDD) or even a dedicated server if your website needs many resources.
Windows is not an upgrade option path, as cPanel business hosting is based on Linux. You can upgrade to a Windows VPS or Dedicated Server, but our support staff does not support cross-OS migrations.
Absolutely! As long as the plan selected is fully managed, Hostwinds will be able to complete your upgrade to your product of choice fully. However, note that you'll need to purchase a cPanel license if you upgrade to a Cloud or Dedicated server. A cPanel license cost starts at $15 for Cloud Servers and $35 for Dedicated Servers.
You can choose to use an alternative control panel or use our LAMP stack application template on a Cloud Server. If you want all the features and options, you have with cPanel. However, we suggest sticking with the control panel you are familiar with.
cPanel is not included with our VPS tiers and requires purchasing a cPanel VPS license starting at $15.00/mo from our store.
Written by Hostwinds Team / June 11, 2021