×

Archive

What is the difference between a backup and a restore?

A backup is copying essential files to a separate location from the original.

For example, on a physical disk or external hard drive.

A system restore is an automatic process your computer’s operating system creates at various points in time, that you can come back to if a problem occurs.

For instance, if information on an important document has been updated and an application crash occurs, the restore will take you back to an earlier point in the document’s history.

Backups and restores sound quite similar.

They both allow you to access lost data, but there are some key differences that separate the two.

For instance, backups are not usually automatic whereas restores are.

However through third-party backup services, you can automate the process of backups.

Another key difference is the location of data.

Restores only occur internally within your computer system, whereas backups are saved to an external location.

WordPress Hosting

WordPress is the most widely used website builder and content management system in the world it’s been launched in 2003 and since then it’s been crucial to website making WordPress is super popular 35% of all the web sites and 38.03 percent of top hundred thousand websites are WordPress based however

WordPress still remains a battle zone between a huge community of supporters and contributors who like WordPress because it’s free open-source easy to learn and has more than hundred thousand themes and plug-ins for everything and millions of doubters and haters who mainly criticize WordPress because of its low speed bad security and low Google rankings but what if I tell you there is a hosting especially optimized to better meet WordPress performance and security called WordPress hosting is one of the most important but commonly overlooked aspects of running your website WordPress has been designed for flexibility and scalability on a variety of platforms so you can run your website in any type of host the only technical requirement for running your website is MySQL 5.0. 15 or higher and PHP 5. 2.4 or higher but this does not mean that you should host your website to anywhere processed without a high quality host your website will surely load slowly have high downtime and be less secure by choosing the quality WordPress host you will greatly improve the performance of your site and receive a ton of additional advantages the common advantages are one-click install that allows quickly installed WordPress to your website automatic updates to the WordPress core and WordPress centered support team that can handle any question related to WordPress the two main types of

WordPress hosting are shared hosting and managed hosting shared WordPress hosting is the cheapest form of WordPress hosting you will ever find and this is mainly because you share server resources with other web sites hosting wordpress on a shared server can be an affordable choice for new business owners and smaller sites but for those who are looking for more speed security and support will need managed WordPress hosting managed WordPress hosting takes the stress out of hosting and managing your site usually managed WordPress hosting will use a dedicated server but it can also be configured with VPS hosting cloud hosting or even a shared server environment with managed

WordPress hosting you get high levels of security incredibly fast speed up-to-date server high level of uptime WordPress centered support team the prime drawback of managed hosting has always been high pricing which is already sold with BMFHost a managed WordPress hosting platform powered by

Google Cloud at BMFHost we offer managed hosting with the price of shared hosting the annual pricing starts at $10 a month for one website and can go as low as six dollars for one website in case of 10 websites being hosted so normal shared hosting besides affordable prices BMFHost offers a ton of additional advantages which makes WordPress hosting a hundred percent worth it when you create a webpage on BMFHost or migrate your existing site from elsewhere it will automatically get 95 plus PageSpeed score BMFHost’s backup service is the real time differential backup which automatically backs up your website and keeps it in a very secure AWS s3 storage space also you’re able to automatically schedule your backup BMFHost offers you an elastic scaling in order to handle your traffic spikes with every extra 10,000 visitors or five gigabyte SSD storage you will be charged extra $2.00 at the end of the billing month with BMFHost you will save your time hosting managing and building your websites from a single dashboard where you can manage all your websites with a few clicks with every BMFHost plan you get drag and drop website builder based on Elementor 40 beautiful and mobile-friendly website templates 50 premium plugins for everything security scanners and SEO service BMFHost offers you a 14-day free trial with no credit card required if you just want to try and see so we are sure that BMFHost is the best hosting choice for you and time to sum up so what is WordPress hosting it’s a host that’s been optimized to run

WordPress is it worth it absolutely with WordPress hosting you have tons of advantages for speed security support and much more already wondering whether to choose shared hosting or managed hosting wait well why settle down with bad quality shared hosting if you can get a managed hosting with the same price right as already said BMFHost offers you a 14-day free trial that can help your decision a lot.

What is Web Hosting?

If you have a website then you have web hosting, but what is it exactly? For your website to be visible to the world it needs to be stored, or hosted, on one or more servers, that are always on and always connected to the Internet. A server is a specialized computer that’s designed specifically to run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

To achieve this, web servers are housed in purpose-built facilities called: data centers.

These multi-million-pound buildings provide space for the servers, power, cooling, fire suppression and, of course, massive Internet connectivity. As you can imagine servers and data center facilities can be very expensive, so buying your own servers, and renting data center space, is probably not practical or cost-effective for most businesses. So the majority of website owners rent the space and connectivity they need from a hosting company, and this is what web hosting is.

There are many different options and price points for web hosting, so it can be confusing and often it can be very difficult to properly compare hosting services from different providers, in order to make an educated decision. So let’s dig a little deeper and we’ll help you to know what to look out for. Now typically, web hosting will either be based on sharing resources with others, or having dedicated resources that are exclusive to you.

There are pros and cons to both approaches. Let’s start with the shared hosting. This is where one or more servers provide a hosting environment for many different websites, depending on the size and number of servers that are providing the environment, there may be hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of websites sharing the hosting space.

This type of arrangement helps to keep costs low, and the cheapest web hosting plans are almost always shared hosting. However, shared hosting is not always cheap and it’s not always at entry-level quality. There are many things that will affect the price you pay and the quality of the service you receive.

Now you might alternatively opt for a hosting plan where you have resources that are dedicated to your website exclusively. This could mean one or more dedicated servers that are just for your use, or you might have dedicated space in the form of Virtual Private Servers – VPS – or via a container in a cloud hosting environment. This is a big topic so we’ll cover these in a separate video.

For now, let’s focus on the difference between shared hosting, and dedicated servers. A simple analogy is to think of your web hosting as the home for your website. So, shared hosting; it’s a lot like an apartment block the tenants each have some of the space to themselves but, they share common resources like: stairwells; elevators; laundry rooms; refuse bins; and more.

It can be a great way to live, but you’ve got no control over the tenants that you share the building with, and they may have a big impact on how well the arrangement works for you. On the other hand, dedicated servers, well that’s more like owning your own house, where all the space and the facilities belong to you for your exclusive use. Again, there are pros and cons to each arrangement.

Sticking with the analogy, the home needs to be suitable for those living in it. Moving a family of five into a one-bedroom apartment may well be possible, but it’s probably not the best solution, so you need to consider: what type of website do you need to host? If it’s a small blog, brochure website, or perhaps even a small e-commerce store, then a cheap shared hosting plan may well do the job. On the other hand, if your website is mission-critical to your business, then clearly, you’re going to need something that’s a bit more tailored. There’s no shortage of web hosting companies offering services from just a few dollars per month, and these services can be perfectly fine, but there are some things to watch out for.

Often cheap shared hosting plans are advertised with huge amounts of storage space and they have huge data transfer limits. Hosting companies do this because they know the vast majority of websites will only use a tiny fraction of the space, and those transfer limits. And for most website owners then, comparing and purchasing hosting plans based on these limits and allocations, is pointless.

Instead, you need to think about what matters most to you; what happens when things go wrong? What support options are available if your website goes offline? Can you pick up the phone and speak to someone? Or will you have to use an email ticketing system, with a slow response? Ask whether or not backups are included in the service, and, how easy is it to restore a backup if it’s needed? There’s been some high-profile failures of mainstream shared hosting providers where customers lost all their website data because no backup services were included in the hosting fee. Now many plans are sold with an uptime guarantee, where the hosting company guarantees that the website will be online say, 99.9 percent of the time, some companies even claim 100 percent.

Be aware though, that this doesn’t mean that your website is guaranteed to always be online, it simply means that the company may reimburse part of your hosting fees if they don’t meet the guarantee. So, the speed with which your hosting provider can respond to any issues should be an important consideration. There are so many variables involved in web hosting, and some of these are completely outside of the hosting companies’ control, so no hosting service will ever be perfect, and there will always be times when your website is down. So, support and backups are important to consider. You may even need to go a step further and enter into a Service Level Agreement, or SLA, with your provider to ensure that you’ve got the cover that you need, and this will of course affect the cost that you pay.

A final word of caution, web hosting is different to email hosting, they’re different services with different requirements, many hosting packages try to combine email provision with web hosting and whilst this may be okay in some scenarios, in most cases it’s the wrong approach – that’s again a subject we’ll cover in another video. So choose your web hosting provider carefully, if you rely on your website for business continuity, then you need a trusted partner who can properly assess your needs and provide a package to suit. Why not seek a recommendation from other businesses in your industry?

Which providers do they use? What’s their experience been like? If your requirements go beyond basic shared hosting, it’s probably unlikely that you’ll find your ideal partner with a quick Google search. So hopefully you now have a good idea of what web hosting is and how to select a provider. You might ask: “How much should I pay for web hosting?” Well, business continuity and your peace of mind are going to play a major role in setting a budget for web hosting. Why not consider how much you spend on other key areas of your business, things like telephone and mobile service, insurance and rent, and how does your web hosting budget compare to those?

Ask yourself: “What will it cost me if my website is offline for an hour, four hours, or half a day? How would I recover from a total failure?” All of these questions will help you to discern whether your web hosting offers good value for money.

WP Hosting Explained – Shared vs VPS vs Dedicated vs Managed

We are going to discuss the four main types of WordPress hosting – dedicated, VPS, shared, and managed hosting. And we will try to understand which one is best for your website.

Now let’s get started! The first type of hosting that we’ll be discussing is shared hosting.

Shared Hosting is basically the communism of hostings. You and a bunch of websites – because there are so many out there – are going to share a single space which in this case will be a server. And the thing is with shared hostings that you don’t have any idea what kinds of websites sharing space, this can be a pet barbershop in Utah or a poetry slam website. And each of these websites has certain limitations on their storage, and traffic set by the host, which in our case will be the landlord of this commune. Now let’s talk about the advantages of shared hosting.

Shared hosting is very cheap, which is a huge advantage for newcomers to website ownership and management. It can cost you from $3 to $12 per month to host your website on a shared hosting platform. Another major advantage for newcomers is the fact that a lot of technical aspects of maintaining your website is covered by the shared hosting platform. However, you should keep in mind that there are lots of websites that they need to take care of and maintain so this might not be the best type of website maintenance that you will receive.

This is why if you’re going to pick shared hosting, you better be sure that you can trust this shared hosting company. Now let’s move on to the disadvantages of shared hosting.

Signing up for a shared hosting platform, you may encounter the following problems.

One of the main disadvantages is that your website is going to be very slow in case you hosted with shared hosting. And it is going to be a lot slower than dedicated hosting providers or managed hosting. And this is not only bad because you will lose a lot of potential users coming to your website, and getting tired of it loading very slowly and then leaving, but it is also very bad because you will have lower chances of ranking high on Google. And ranking high on Google is essential because you want to have more traffic and grow your business through that traffic.

Problem 2. Remember we discussed that you will be sharing your server with a bunch of other websites? Well the problem with this is that if one of the websites that sharing the space with is getting hacked, your website will be compromised as well. Share a server, share an issue, right?

Problem 3.

Because you’re sharing space with other websites, and one of the websites suddenly gets a huge amount of traffic coming to their website, your website might be compromised by this. Because its performance might become slower or even it can become unavailable.

Also, even if your website is getting more traffic, your website performance may still not be perfect.

And Problem 4. is the distinct lack of scalability. You’re basically stuck with whatever resources your hosting platform gives you and if you want to have more resources, you simply need to upgrade. There are no scalability or elasticity options for you.

Who should choose shared hosting? I’m tempted to say no one, since it’s the 21st century and we have other accessible options, I don’t think anyone should go with shared hosting. However, if you are an absolute beginner and don’t need a lot of resources, and a great amount of performance, then you might want to start with shared hosting because later on, you are still going to wise up and change your hosting platform. Now Let’s move on to the second type of hosting, which is VPS, short for Virtual Private Server! It is something in between shared and dedicated hostings. And let me explain to you how it works. So you basically have your very own server, which is isolated and placed within a bigger server. So all the websites you share space with are going to have their separate servers isolated and placed within a big server.

You see how this is a bit like shared hosting?

However, it’s also quite a bit like dedicated hosting because you do have this sense of responsibility and illusion of having your own server. However, it is still different.

These are all the advantages of VPS:

Number 1: You have root access and way more options of customization in both hardware and software. Second, VPS offers you better security than shared hosting: meaning the performance of other websites that you are sharing the space with are no longer a concern of yours. Next, VPS typically costs less than dedicated hosting.

Per month you would basically pay about 30 to 40 dollars for VPS hosting. In all technical aspects, including website performance, a VPS is a lot better than shared hosting. Now let’s move on to the disadvantages of a VPS:

The first disadvantage is that you will need more technical knowledge if you are going to choose VPS. If you are not a tech-savvy or you aren’t willing to learn any technical aspects of maintaining, running a website, then VPS is certainly not for you.

Number 2 even though you’re largely isolated from your neighboring sites, you’re still not 100% protected from whatever’s happening in the server that may have an impact on your website. And, finally, of course, you do get some sort of responsibility and ownership of your server. However, this flexibility is not close to what you would get with dedicated hosting. The third type of hosting that we’re going to discuss today is dedicated hosting.

So, what’s dedicated hosting? It kinds of lives up to its name. It is a hosting/ it is a server dedicated to one owner “One server – one owner” is the rule.

Here you get more freedom and responsibility for your server: however, maintaining and setting up the server is not an easy task.

If you’re a major tech nerd, developer, or business owner who has a whole IT team dedicated to that task then you would be fine.

There are plenty of advantages to dedicated hosting:

Firstly, if you switch from shared hosting or VPS to dedicated hosting your website performance will improve a lot , and Google and your visitors will highly appreciate that. Second you get so many choices: Linux or Windows? What software to use? If you know a thing or two about tech, it’s always nice to decide. And of course, those shared hosting worries about other websites’ security, messing up your website security or speed will be long gone. As great as an unmanaged hosting is, there are a couple of disadvantages:

For example, believe it or not, there is a lot of server maintenance and setting up that you will need to do, most people could not have cared less about this. And setting up and maintaining the server is a lot! There are the backups, performances, software, etc, etc. and most business owners prefer to focus on growing their business and growing their traffic rather than focusing on maintaining and setting up the server.

Here comes the biggest disadvantage: Dedicated hostings are surely more expensive than both shared and VPS. Usually, it’s around 150 or 250 dollars a month. Plus, if you ever mess up and need help, the hosting provider will also charge you for that. Pretty hefty, no?

So, dedicated hosting is perfect for big business owners who have their separate IT departments, and want everything done exactly they want and don’t care even for the cost.

And the last type of hosting is Managed WP hosting.

Managed hosting is when all your worries about all your server and website maintenance – just poof, vanish.

It’s like having your own IT staff but for a dismal fee: speed, security, it’s all taken care of by the host. And on top of that, you have your very own isolated environment, meaning you get all the advantages that you would get with the dedicated hosting with none of the disadvantages.

You may be wondering, “What about the cost?” and that is true. Before managed WP hostings would cost you more than dedicated hostings but now – and this one’s a secret for most of the world – you can get managed hosting at the price of shared hosting. Meet BMF Host, the perfect managed WordPress hosting platform powered by Google Cloud.

BMF Host will cost you only $10 per month and usually on average managed hosting costs start at $30 a month.

And you would definitely not be able to find a great managed WordPress Hosting platform with the price of $10 per month. Because if you pay $30 per month, you will also have to pay additional amounts for the rest of plugins and services, and you would need to pay an extra amount for building your website.

However, $10 per month includes all of the plugins, services, website building tools, and widgets, and everything else that you will need for creating and maintaining your website. So basically $10 per month for everything that your website might need. But we’re rushing ahead. Here are the main advantages of managed hosting and BMF Host are:

First of all, BMF Host will make your website a lot faster than any of those other hosting types. I mean Lightning fast. I mean a Google PageSpeed score of 95+ fast! Secondly, you just get more out of everything: more bandwidth and storage, more customization options, more security, 24/7 support, and privacy.

And just everything is great with managed WP hosting. Thirdly, if you already have a website hosted elsewhere, don’t worry. Because you can migrate your website to BMF Host with only one click. The final and most important advantage is the price. With BMF Host you can host your site on the servers of Google Cloud for just $10 per month if you have one website. And it can get as low as 6 dollars a website if you have 10 or more websites. And you can be sure that your website performance is going to be phenomenal. No more shared hosting Also check out the link in the description below to find out more about BMF Host and be able to sign up for a 14-day free trial. As for the disadvantages of managed hosting.

I’m finding it hard to come up with a real disadvantage since the question of high price is already resolved. Okay, let’s face it: There are no negatives about hosting your site on a server that is only dedicated to you, and the resources only dedicated for you and with the price of shared hosting.

×