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How can I choose the right web hosting package?

To choose the package that will serve your site, there are some factors that you should pay attention to.

Site traffic

Before buying your package, it is necessary to make an estimate of the traffic you expect to have at the beginning. As is logical, any site that starts its operation for the first time, does not require large resources and can be comfortably hosted in a web hosting package, which can later be upgraded if the site's requirements increase. 

But if, for some reason, you expect a lot of traffic on your site from the beginning, it's a good idea to invest in a package that will be able to support such a thing. The ideal solution, in case you do not have the necessary technical knowledge, are Top.Host's semi-dedicated packages, which have increased resources compared to web hosting packages, but do not require technical skills. 

Country where the server is located

Another important factor to consider is the audience you will be targeting and the country they are in - at least the majority. With this information, you can more correctly choose the country in which to host your site, as the best practice is to keep hosting as close as possible to your audience.

If, for example, you have a store that operates and sells in Greece, to a Greek audience, then you need to choose hosting in Greece, as the data should travel the shortest possible distance between your site and the end user. If the country you want to target is not provided as a solution, it is recommended to select the closest location to it.

Available resources

Especially in a web hosting package, where resources are shared between users hosted on the same server, it is necessary to have as many resources available for your site as possible. At Top.Host we follow a policy of providing unmetered resources in terms of disk space & traffic, which practically means that we do not measure them, but offer you as much as you need. Also, each package has specific resources in terms of CPU, Entry Processes, RAM, I/O etc., where depending on the processes running and based on the log files, you should choose the package that best meets the requirements of your site, taking into account both the present and the requirements it may acquire in the future.

Linux or Windows hosting?

Linux and Windows are two different operating systems, with Linux being the one most commonly used on web servers, where your site will be hosted. Because of this preference on the server side, Linux hosting tends to be more popular, as it offers features that are more helpful in designing a website. Therefore, if there is no need to choose Windows hosting, we would recommend the Linux solution, especially when you are going to design a site using well-known CMS, such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Prestashop, etc.

It is worth noting that the type of operating system you choose has nothing to do with the operating system you use on your computer (Windows, Mac, etc.

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