Is Business Hosting Right For Me?

Small business owners will be excited about our Business Hosting at Asporea. Here’s how it’s different from other hosting platforms.  Asporea’s Business Hosting offers premium server performance and an easy to use cPanel. You don’t need advanced technical knowledge.

In short, all the power of having your own server with zero effort. You don’t have to hire a server technician to have a great website platform for your small business.

Small business owners are busy – you’re the leader, the bookkeeper, the office manager and the sales team all wrapped into one. You don’t need to be a server administrator too. With just a little tech knowledge you can be a server administrator without having to get complicated.

If you want a hosting platform for your small business without the stress, then our Asporea Business Hosting solution is the answer.

How is Business Hosting Different?

A shared hosting server is like living in an apartment — it’s inexpensive, suitable and does most things you need. You are in a shared space, so just like apartment living you could have noise across the hall or return to find someone in your parking space!

A Business Server is like owning a condo. We give you dedicated space, a smaller exclusive group of neighbours and a team of people who keep the fuss to a minimum behind the scenes.

A Business Dedicated server is like having your own house – giving you the flexibility to customise and use that server exactly as you want.

Is Business Hosting for me?

Business Hosting was designed to service users who might have outgrown their traditional shared hosting accounts.

These are some of the reasons
•    Your site uses more than the allocated share of resources.
•    You anticipate increased website traffic in the future
•    You want your response times to be faster
•    You are running eCommerce, or applications that require more memory
•    Your WordPress site has a lot of custom plugins that need processing power

Business Hosting gives you more ‘headroom’ and more resources. It’s not a full dedicated server but sits somewhere in the middle.  It’s a cheaper option to give you more freedom while your business grows. Now you can have the power of a big server without having to manage it yourself.

Here’s what you get with your Business Hosting plan:
•    An easy-to-use cPanel experience
•    Over 300 pre-installed one-click install scripts giving you software on tap
•    Unmetered bandwidth which is great if you’re website numbers are growing.
•    Free email for professional communication including a convenient webmail interface for busy people on the go.
•    Customised Performance options built-in.
•    Free Let’sEncrypt SSL

If this sounds like what you need, check out our Business Hosting plans and get started today.

The Inconvenient Truth about Shared Hosting

The biggest disappointment with Shared Hosting is the vague promise of ‘unlimited’ resource which can ultimately end up in frustration because of the limiting realities of being on a shared server.  The purpose of this article is to explain how shared hosting works so that you have the full picture.

WordPress users flock to Shared Web Hosting because it is affordable and welcome’s the uninitiated with open arms.  Often used by individuals and small businesses to take their first steps onto the web, shared hosting is welcoming and easy to setup. The lure for small business is enticing: a few clicks, a credit card transaction, a one-click install and you’re on the web.

The way shared hosting works is that multiple companies share a large web server. The costs of running the web server are shared between all the users on the machine, which means that the resource cost can be spread amongst all the users.  It is an inexpensive way to host your website.  Purchasing your own web server can cost upwards of USD 150 per month, but in reality, for a small business, you’d only be using a fraction of the resource to host your website.  Instead with shared hosting, you purchase a ‘share’ of the site for a fraction of the cost – typically somewhere between USD4-10.

The biggest issue with a lot of the larger web companies is the marketing around shared hosting. Their promises of ‘unlimited bandwidth’, ‘unlimited domains’, ‘unlimited disk space’ sound very enticing, but in reality, these promises are empty and too good to be true. These companies hide behind acceptable use policies to throttle excessive usage of services and limit your capability.

Shared Web Hosting is made for small businesses with a single website and low amounts of traffic and functionality.  Websites with lots of plugins or membership features may not be suitable for this type of server.  Even sites with few plugins can find their service becoming throttled (slowed down) because of the way plugins are written. Badly written plugins can use inordinate amounts of server resource.

So basically you are limited to 1/1000th of the server resource, or whatever upper limit the hosting company puts on their server.  If everyone sticks to their allocation, then everything works well, but when things go wrong, everyone suffers. That’s why hosting companies are very strict on ‘overuse’ of resources. The first you’ll know about it is when you get a notice to say that your service has been throttled. Your site will either run slowly, or it will be taken offline until you fix the problem.  Neither good for your business or your sanity.

The idea with shared web hosting is to give you a starting platform, and then hope you will upgrade. As you begin to use more and more resources the expectation is that you will upgrade to Virtual Private Servers (VPS) or Dedicated Servers to continue running your website.

In our opinion, there are two ways you can go when choosing shared hosting. The first is pick a big name and become another anonymous user in a colossal server farm, with impersonal support and impractical technical support when things go wrong.

The second option is choosing a boutique shared hosting platform like Asporea. What we offer is the opportunity to participate in shared hosting which is carefully and individually managed to ensure the best performance for all participants.  If it becomes time to upgrade, we speak to you about your options and why.  If you need help, we are there to understand your needs and provide technical advice. And most of all we don’t oversell our servers and burn our customers in the name of profits.

The advantage of using our hosting services is that we offer CPanel and one-click installation scripts so that you can access and manage your account, but you always have the flexibility to talk to one of our support agents for help when you need it.

Our hassle-free shared hosting plans start at $9.99/month and include all the features you could need to manage and run your website, online store or blog. Contact us for details about our shared hosting service, free website migrations and ask about our special introductory offer for blog readers.

What To Do After You Transfer Your Website

Before you make the leap from your old web hosting provider, you should do your homework. Make sure they do the things your old provider couldn’t, and make sure they give you enough bandwidth (web traffic) and disk space to support your growth.

When you find the right hosting provider – make the transfer and wait for your new site to be delivered by the new hosting company. It’s reasonably effortless process in nearly all cases. Remember these important tips to make your transition smooth.


Backups are the first thing you should initiate on your cPanel. With Asporea backups are free, and it means that if something does happen to your site, it can easily be restored. Once you’ve started taking, downloads make certain you keep the occasional copy on your computer – just in case.



When you migrate your site to a new web host, there is a period where both sites could be served simultaneously. In the first 48 hours most of your visitors will still go the same old site – that’s because not every site has picked up the news of your new web host. In some cases, this can last up to 30 days.When you’re ready you can tell your provider to cancel the service, just don’t do it too soon.

DNS Propagation is the time it takes for your new server details to travel the world and update on each name server. In some cases, you’ll notice changes in 20 minutes, but it can take longer in some cases. Even though you can see your new content, it’s best to wait 48 hours before you start adding new content. This will ensure that the new content appears on your new site (rather than your old one).

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Make sure your new site is working correctly. Do a complete check to ensure that all the images, links and plugins work as they should. If you’re a WordPress user, then check things like caching plugins which are notoriously bad at cleanly migrating. Doing these checks makes sure your site is 100% ready for new visitors.



If you have a newsletter or a social site, let your customers know. And that’s especially the case if you’re transferring your website to Asporea. Some customers may have been frustrated with the slowness or unavailability of your old site. Letting them know tells them you’re expecting a fresh start and it will encourage them to come back.

We’d be happy to talk to you about web hosting service transfers. Leave a comment below or contact our sales team for information on our super fast website hosting services.


How Much Should Hosting Cost?

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There are many different prices for hosting.  Some charge $1 for hosting and while others cost over $200 a year. Some companies will try to charge what they think they can get away with, but not all hosting is equal. When you are comparing a $1 a year hosting, with $200+ per year, it’s likely you are not comparing apples to apples.

Factors that influence the cost of your hosting

1.  The level of security: if your site hasn’t been hacked, or you haven’t had a security concern then you’ve probably had a good designer and web host.

2. The amount of Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the amount web traffic consumed by visitors to your site.  Sites with lots of visitors each month will use more server capacity and broadband connection to deliver your site’s information.

3. What content do you show on your site? Video and podcasts take a long time to download and use a lot of bandwidth. If you have a low-priced hosting plan this content may not display properly.

4. Does your hosting plan include support?  Some web designers might charge you more for hosting but bundle extra services like free upgrades and performance monitoring. If they are doing this, $250 is not a lot of money, because hiring technical resources to do this type of work is not cheap.

For example, if you have a website which is only getting a few visitors a day then you might be able to get away with a $1 a year hosting plan. People can charge such a small amount by reselling their hosting space to many, many small website owners. They will all be on a single web hosting plan.

Many websites will use the same bandwidth and traffic allowances as one regular website.  If one of these many websites becomes “resource-hungry”, then everyone hosted on the same account will suffer.  In reality, there is virtually no way of managing your quality of service.

If you search for $20 a year hosting offers, you’ll find providers like Dreamhost will provide you with this service, but it’s only for the first year.  Is it worth all the inconvenience (and cost) of moving your website to save $130 for only one year?

If the hosting you choose doesn’t offer free migration, then hiring the tech-person to move your website might cost you $100-$200

And there are hidden costs too…

Every hosting setup is different. If your tech people are used to one host and you choose another it may make their job harder. If something goes wrong, and it’s not a system they’re familiar with, then even the simplest of requests could take longer and be more expensive by the hour.

Don’t be discouraged; it pays to shop around. It’s important however to understand all your hosting features and benefits. Some of those benefits may not be readily apparent (especially if everything has been running smoothly).

All hosting is not equal, especially the cheaper hosting.  If something is not broken and you can afford the cost, why change?

If your website is not working, that’s another story.  You need to find a web host that is reliable, that is it doesn’t have security issues and where your website is ‘up’ most of the time. If you have that, then you are onto a good thing.

Think for a moment about the cost of your website going down. What does it do for your online reputation when people can’t reach your site?  How much frustration does it cause you?  If you had to worry about security breaches, hacking or defacing of your website how much sleep would you lose? These are all things to consider before you buy cheap website hosting.

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