February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021
Here at Hostinger, we have a large variety of web hosting plans to help you achieve success online. But we also understand that having many options can make it difficult to decide which is the right one for you.
In this article, we will provide an in-depth rundown of our hosting plans, their notable features, and what they’re most suitable for. By the end of this article, you’ll be able to choose the best hosting plan for your needs.
Let’s get started.
Shared hosting is a type of hosting where multiple websites are hosted on the same server, sharing its resources.
Think of it like renting an apartment with roommates – you get your own space, but, in most cases, you’ll have to share some facilities like the kitchen and the bathroom.
Shared hosting is also the most affordable type of hosting, making it very popular for small and medium-sized websites.
At Hostinger, we offer three different shared hosting plans:
Each plan has a different set of features, and their pricing reflects the number of features included with them. For instance, the Premium Shared Hosting plan packs more features when compared to Single Shared Hosting.
As your website grows, you might find yourself needing more features in the future. Our Shared Hosting plans are easily upgradable, so you can painlessly switch to a more powerful Shared Hosting or even to a Cloud Hosting plan.
Let’s learn more about each of our shared hosting plans.
Single Shared Hosting is a suitable plan for those who only want to host one website and one email account. It is our most affordable plan, starting at $0.99/mo.
With Single Shared Hosting, you’ll get 10 GB SSD storage, 100 GB bandwidth, weekly backups, and a free SSL certificate. You can create one FTP account and up to two subdomains.
Even with its low price, Single Shared Hosting is also a managed plan, which means you’ll receive full support from us. But keep in mind that our free domain offer is not eligible on this entry-level plan.
Premium Shared Hosting allows you to host up to 100 websites simultaneously. It’s a cost-effective option for those who want to use one plan to host multiple websites. Premium Shared Hosting starts at $1.99/mo.
While you can host multiple websites, keep in mind that this is still a Shared Hosting plan. If you plan to host a great number of resource-intensive websites, you might need a different plan.
Still, Premium Shared Hosting should be enough to host resource-efficient websites.
With Premium Shared Hosting, you still get weekly backups instead of daily, but you’ll receive considerable upgrades compared to Single Shared Hosting.
They include 20 GB SSD storage, unlimited bandwidth, a free SSL certificate, unlimited FTP accounts, 100 email accounts, a free domain name for one year, and Google Ads credit (worth up to $150).
And like the rest of our Shared Hosting plans, we also offer full support for Premium Shared Hosting users.
Business Shared Hosting is our most powerful Shared Hosting plan, starting at $3.99/mo.
The large storage space and other features offered with this plan allow users to host more websites that are significantly resource-intensive. It’s the best we have to offer when it comes to Shared Hosting.
You’ll get to enjoy all features from Premium Shared Hosting and additional major upgrades.
Business Shared Hosting offers 100 GB SSD storage, unlimited bandwidth, a free domain for one year, a free SSL certificate, 24/7 support, daily backups (worth $11.40), and a free content delivery network (worth $9.95) for blazing-fast load times.
Cloud Hosting is a type of hosting where you get dedicated resources from a network of servers to ensure maximum performance and uptime. No more sharing resources with other websites or users and risking downtime.
The dedicated resources you get with Cloud Hosting are comparable to Virtual Private Server (VPS). But, unlike the latter, you don’t need technical knowledge to manage Cloud Hosting. Setting up and managing Cloud Hosting is as easy as with Shared Hosting.
In a nutshell, Cloud Hosting is an extremely powerful yet simple-to-use type of hosting.
The Cloud Hosting architecture that Hostinger uses is the CloudLinux with LVE containers. Each user gets a dedicated container that has resource boundaries to maintain everything working smoothly. Even if a host has to be put down, account migration to a different host happens seamlessly, helping to avoid downtime.
At Hostinger, we offer three different Cloud Hosting plans:
If you previously used Shared Hosting, you may need to upgrade to Cloud Hosting when your website grows bigger and needs more resources. With Hostinger, you can upgrade from Shared Hosting or to a higher Cloud Hosting plan with ease.
Cloud Startup, which starts at $9.99/mo, is our entry-level Cloud Hosting plan. While it’s our most basic Cloud Hosting plan, it offers substantial resource upgrades from our Shared Hosting.
With Cloud Startup, you get numerous features, including the ability to host up to 300 websites, 100 GB SSD storage, 2 CPU cores, 3 GB RAM, unlimited bandwidth, and 24/7 support. The plan also provides a free domain for one year, a free SSL certificate, daily backups (worth $11.40), and a free CDN (worth $9.95).
If you’re looking for even more power, take a look at our higher Cloud Hosting plans.
Cloud Professional is our mid-tier Cloud Hosting plan. It has the resources to power large eCommerce websites and complex projects. It’s nearly the best we can offer when it comes to Cloud Hosting, with a starting price of $18.99/mo.
With Cloud Professional, you get all features in Cloud Startup plus several upgrades. It includes 140 GB SSD storage, 4 CPU cores, 6 GB RAM, and a 2X speed boost thanks to our custom-built infrastructure.
Cloud Global is not only our most powerful Cloud Hosting plan but also Hostinger’s most powerful product overall. It harnesses the power of Google Cloud servers to ensure top performance. If regular Cloud Hosting doesn’t cut it for you, Cloud Global – priced at $69.99/mo – undoubtedly will.
Cloud Global offers an extensive lineup of specifications, including 200 GB SSD storage, 8 CPU cores, 16 GB RAM, and all the features that come bundled with Cloud Professional. Cloud Global ensures a 4X speed boost, which is twice as fast as Cloud Professional.
WordPress Hosting caters specifically to websites built on WordPress. The features we include with WordPress Hosting plans ensure high performance and top-notch optimization for any WordPress site.
At Hostinger, we offer four different WordPress Hosting plans:
The difference between Shared, Cloud, and WordPress hosting lies in the preconfigured settings we’ve put in place.
Unlike Shared or Cloud Hosting, WordPress hosting comes with machine-level adjustments, plugins, and memory tweaks to achieve maximum performance on WordPress. You also get 24/7 support from a team of WordPress specialists.
WordPress Hosting also includes additional features built-in to the hPanel (Hostinger’s control panel). For example, you can disable or enable plugins from hPanel – no need to log into your WordPress admin dashboard to do this simple task.
Single WordPress is our most basic and affordable WordPress Hosting. Starting at $1.59/mo, it can power one website and one email account, making it an ideal choice for WordPress beginners.
For an entry-level plan, Single WordPress packs all the necessary features to run a single site. You get 10 GB SSD storage, 100 GB bandwidth, a free SSL certificate, weekly backups, up to two subdomains, one FTP account, and a free domain name for one year (purchasing a 48-month subscription or longer).
Keep in mind that Single WordPress doesn’t support WordPress multisite. So, with this plan, you’re unable to run multiple websites using the same WordPress installation.
Even though it’s our most affordable WordPress Hosting plan, it’s still a managed plan, which means you’ll get to enjoy support from our team of WordPress specialists.
WordPress Starter can host up to 100 WordPress sites. This plan starts at $2.99/mo, an affordable option if you’re looking to host multiple WordPress sites with a single plan.
Even though it’s possible to host many WordPress sites with this plan, keep in mind that WordPress Starter uses the shared hosting architecture. This means you’ll still be sharing resources with other websites and users. If you want to host multiple WordPress sites with this plan, make sure they’re resource-efficient to avoid dips in performance.
WordPress Starter offers many upgrades from the Single WordPress plan, including 20 GB SSD storage, unlimited bandwidth, a free SSL certificate, up to 100 subdomains, up to 100 email accounts, and a free domain name for one year.
And like the rest of our WordPress Hosting lineup, our WordPress specialists are ready to help the plan’s subscribers.
Business WordPress is a suitable choice for small to medium-sized businesses on WordPress. Starting at $7.99/mo, you’ll get 5x the WordPress Starter’s storage space and other features that allow you to maintain more websites and data.
With Business WordPress, you get significant boosts plus extra perks, including 100 GB SSD storage, unlimited bandwidth, a free domain for one year, and a free SSL certificate. Additionally, it comes with 24/7 support, daily backups (worth $11.40), and a free CDN (worth $9.95) to increase loading speeds.
WordPress Pro is our top-tier WordPress Hosting plan. It starts at $11.59/mo and provides significant upgrades from Business WordPress, namely the ability to host 3x more websites and handle 3x more traffic per month.
Unlike other WordPress Hosting plans, Business WordPress is built on a Cloud Hosting infrastructure.
It’s a great choice for those who own an extensive portfolio of small to medium-sized businesses or those who are simply looking for the most powerful WordPress Hosting.
With WordPress Pro, you have all the features from Business WordPress and additional upgrades.
You’ll get 100 GB SSD storage, unlimited bandwidth, a free domain for one year, a free SSL certificate, daily backups (worth $11.40), and a free CDN (worth $9.95). You’ll also be able to host up to 300 websites, and obtain Jetpack Personal, a premium plugin for security, performance, and marketing needs, for free.
Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting is a type of hosting where you gain full access to dedicated resources from a server’s virtual partition. You don’t need to share resources with anyone, and you can tweak everything in our Linux-based servers to fit your needs.
The main benefits of VPS hosting, besides the dedicated resources, are stability and flexibility.
Besides being able to work on resource-intensive projects, you’ll also get root access, which ensures total control over your hosting. You don’t get this level of freedom with managed products like Shared and Cloud Hosting.
While VPS is the preferred type of hosting for many technical experts, it’s not recommended for complete beginners. VPS Hosting requires some level of technical knowledge to utilize it fully.
Due to its semi-managed nature, you only get partial support with our VPS Hosting. Our support team can only help with inquiries related to VPS management and a few other back-end issues.
We have a total of six different VPS plans starting from $3.95/mo, each with a different set of specifications. The higher the plan, the more resources you’ll get.
Our VPS hosting is easily scalable, so you can upgrade to a higher plan whenever you want.
In addition to VPS Hosting using Linux-based servers, we also have a Windows VPS plan, starting at $26/mo, for those who want to use Windows-based VPS hosting.
Compared to the Linux-based VPS Hosting, some of the Windows VPS’s benefits are the familiar interface and compatibility.
Our Windows VPS uses the Windows Server 2012 R2 version, based on Windows 8. This makes managing the VPS easier for people who are already familiar with the Windows desktop experience but aren’t well-versed in Linux.
Our support team is ready to help you set up your Windows VPS plan and to assist you in other issues you may encounter in the future. But, since this is a VPS plan, you are responsible for managing it.
Minecraft Hosting allows you to set up a server for the popular video game Minecraft. Hosting your own server offers extensive flexibility and scalability when playing on Minecraft’s multiplayer mode.
We offer five different plans in our Minecraft Hosting lineup, starting at $8.95/mo. They’re built on cloud-based VPS servers, which gives you dedicated resources with every plan. If necessary, you can also upgrade to a higher plan whenever you want.
We use the Multicraft panel, which makes the setup and management of our Minecraft Hosting very easy. You’ll also get full root access to the server, allowing you to install any mods or plugins.
Besides, we pre-installed some mods that you can enable or disable easily from the Multicraft panel.
Our Minecraft Hosting servers are located in five locations: United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Lithuania, and Singapore, for a smooth performance with minimal latency. It is also possible to change your server’s location – our support team is ready to help.
We have servers in seven regions of the world: United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Netherlands, Singapore, Indonesia, and Lithuania.
Our servers are limited to the United States and the United Kingdom for the Cloud Global plan, while our Windows VPS servers are located in the United States only.
At Hostinger, we offer hosting services for all kinds of needs. Here’s a summary of your options:
Now that you’ve learned the ins and outs of each of our hosting plans, we hope you’ll be able to make the right decision.
If you have more questions about our plans, feel free to contact us – we’d love to help.