The host is also called server, the foreign name is hosting, server. foreign trade host is one of the most most important factors in the construction of independent foreign trade station, it directly determines the stability of the site and page speed. According to our experience, most of the website problems are caused by the quality of the server, and many website operations need to enter the server management background. Google speed test will sometimes prompt "please shorten the initial server response time", the use of a good server can solve this problem.
Most people buy foreign trade hosts are listening to others or read some articles, but most people only talk about the advantages without mentioning the disadvantages, and so the server to buy back only to find that it is not suitable for their website. God of information Sam recommended Linode, Yan Sir recommended Hostinger, Hunk recommended Siteground, and many bloggers recommended Vultr.
We use our customers' own servers to build websites and have come across many brands of servers and learned about the advantages and disadvantages of different servers. Bringing it all together to write this article helps you make a judgment and pick the right server/host for your business. Let's start withLearn about the pros and cons of shared hosting and VPS hosting.
What is shared hosting?
Shared hosting, also called web hosting, splits a standalone server into many shared servers. Many shared servers share a common IP address, CPU, memory, disk, etc. (so shared hosting generally does not list the parameters of the server configuration), and different hosts will affect each other's performance, speed and security.
A shared server is similar to a shared room, where each person has a bed and shares the living room, toilet, washing machine, etc. Therefore, shared hosting is the cheapest hosting on the market, and the performance is also the worst. In order to balance the performance and resources of each shared server, the hosting merchant will set various restrictions, such as limiting CPU usage, disk read/write rate, number of websites, number of monthly visits, etc. The excess will prompt an upgrade package.
Shared web hosts are often slow because they cram hundreds of clients/websites into the same server (maximizing profits). This can increase slowdowns, unexpected crashes or server reboots, security attacks, and your email IP being flagged as spam.
Shared hosting environments are also usually slow because many scripts/modules are loaded to provide maximum compatibility for as many users as possible. Without dedicated resources, your visitors will end up waiting in line while the server is busy with other sites.
- Good service, with online customer service, free website relocation and other services.
- Regular automatic backup function, so that problems can be restored with one click.
- Free enterprise mailboxes are generally available (with low mail receipt and delivery arrival rates).
- Usually free domain names are given away, but the renewal price is much higher, and the overall calculation is better than going toNamesiloRegistration of your.
- Pre-deployed server environment (LNMP, LAMP, etc.), ready to use out of the box.
- Pre-optimized servers with generally good site security, speed, etc., such as Siteground.
- Easy to manage. Ease of operation with Cpanel.
- Share ip address, CPU, memory, etc. with other websites. Security, speed, and performance will be affected.
- CPU performance, disk read/write rate, and monthly access volume are limited, and overage requires package upgrade.
- Better service and more features, and therefore 1-3 times more expensive than VPS hosting of the same configuration.
- Many restrictions in various aspects, unlike VPS, which can be tossed around and installed with various extensions and applications.
- Deep schemes, various schemes for customers to upgrade their packages and more than 2 times the renewal price.
- Generally charged on a yearly basis, with no refunds for midway returns.
The main target customers of shared hosting are white people, who do not have high requirements for servers and do not know how to configure the environment, and their main demand is convenience. Profit-seeking is the nature of capital, and shared hosting cannot avoid overselling, being limited in performance, etc. It is not suitable for building Elementor, Woocommerce and other websites with high performance requirements.
What is VPS hosting?
VPS (Virtual Private Server)It is a (virtual) dedicated hosting/server, where a merchant splits a server into many virtual private servers. Unlike shared servers, each VPS server is assigned a separate IP address, separate operating system, separate space, separate memory, separate CPU, separate bandwidth, etc. The servers are completely independent from each other and do not limit performance or anything like that.
VPS hosts usually only give a bare machine, no management panel and environment installed, customers need to build their own environment, optimization settings, etc.. Customer service is also only responsible for some basic maintenance, does not provide technical support maintenance and other services, so the vast majority of server problems encountered need to deal with themselves. If you do not know how to configure the server, you can go on Taobao and spend a few dozen dollars to find someone to get it and install WordPress.
- independent ip, so that search engines faster and more friendly crawl > index > included, suitable for e-commerce sites.
- Good performance and high stability. Independent CPU, memory, disk, no limitations like read/write rates.
- Cheap price, onlySame performanceHalf the price of a shared server, or even less.
- Having more control, scalability and the ability to build many functions.
- There is no financial pressure to charge monthly, while shared hosting generally charges annually with high financial pressure.
- Need to deploy their own environment (LNMP, etc.), build features, optimize the server, and discourage small white people.
- No online customer service, problems can only check their own documents or submit work orders to contact customer service.
- not provide free enterprise mailbox service, and need to install it by themselves.
- The automatic backup/restore feature is available for an additional fee, or you can install it yourself.
Taken togetherVPS is definitely the first choice for building a websiteIt is especially suitable for cross-border e-commerce independent websites or websites with more visitors. If you find us to build a website, we will help you deploy a good server environment for free, install the site automatic backup function, etc., package long-term free maintenance. All customers we recommend that they rent VPS server, absolutely do not touch the shared server, a whole lot of problems later we all trouble.
Hosted VPS Hosting
VPS is good for everything, but you need to install your own system, environment configuration parameters, etc. It's not suitable for white people. But what if you have high requirements for website performance and speed and want to use VPS, but don't want to (or won't) deploy/maintain/optimize the server? This situation is suitable for purchasingHosted VPS.
Hosted VPS simply means that some companies buy/rent a dedicated server, deploy their own environment, add features, optimize speed and security, etc., and then rent it out to the public, providing comprehensive 7x24 service support.
The benefit of a hosted VPS is that it combines all the advantages of both a VPS server and a shared server, providing unparalleled speed and security optimization. It is especially suitable for cross-border e-commerce websites as well as high traffic websites, and is preferred by high-end users/large websites. The only drawback is that the price is twice as expensive as a regular VPS with the same configuration.
Kinsta, , , Cloudways Cloudways is known as the fastest Wordpress host and is one of the hottest hosting merchants in recent years. It hovers in the first and second position in Facebook's most popular hosting poll, please move to the following introduction for more details.
LiteSpeed LiteSpeed is similar to Apache and Nginx and is the name of a server software.
The LiteSpeed host that everyone is talking about is actually the host with LiteSpeed software installed, which is basicallyShared Hosting. You can also rent your own VPS host and install LiteSpeed software to turn it into LiteSpeed hosting.
Apache, Nginx, compared to the least CPU, LiteSpeed, better performance, faster, better security, and deep optimization of WordPress. Apache, Nginx is the open source free version, you can use as you like. But LiteSpeed is a commercial software, you need to pay to buy, the price is more expensive than VPS server!
LiteSpeed has a free version called OpenLiteSpeed, which is less powerful and less performant than LiteSpeed, but still faster than Apache and Nginx.
Because of the high price, the LiteSpeed servers sold on the market are basicallyShared Hosting. Because shared hosting can install many websites, the cost is greatly reduced, and the gimmick of LiteSpeed is also helpful for sales.
The most "famous" of the many LiteSpeed servers is Hostinger. "Famous" has two meanings, one is the highest visibility many people know, and the other is a bad reputation by the whole network. See below for more details on Hostinger hosting.
Do not overly pursue LiteSpeed server, it is fast, but compatibility and stability remains to be seen, and the pagoda panel is not yet fully compatible with it. The masses of white users still use Nginx to stabilize a little.
Mainstream foreign trade host recommendation comparison
Kinsta, Wpengine The server performance is good and fast belonging to the high-end host, but the price is high (minimum 20 U.S. dollars / month) to build a foreign trade website cost is too high, not recommended. The following comparison of servers are more well-known, cost-effective for building foreign trade stand-alone sites, cross-border e-commerce sites.
First, the conclusion.
Build B2B independent website and B2C e-commerce website recommendationUseVultr VPS Server. Good performance, low price ($6/month), fast, stable, and supports payment by Alipay. If you are a white person will not install their own pagoda panel, WordPress program, it is recommended that Taobao spend a few dozen dollars to find someone to install.
Sign up for Vultr hosting through our link, we offer $39 package to install Pagoda Panel + server optimization + install WordPress program service +GiftThis site a 25 yuan toDownPaid plug-ins.
VPS hosting, the oldest and largest manufacturer, formerly a server brother, one of the most conscientious server merchants, its servers have been playing stable for so many years, supporting refunds within 7 days. Later, DigitalOcean was born with a low-cost high-performance server appeared to bring down the server price, Linode price also reduced. Then Vultr appeared with high-frequency servers to challenge DigitalOcean, and as a result, the price of Linode was knocked down.
Now Linode 1G1H VPS hosting price is only $5/month, while maintaining high performance.Linode is a very good host, and it is also recommended by the god of rice class material in his personal blog.Diamo also used Linode to build the site at the beginning, and it is a good experience in all aspects of use, no problem. The server will automatically help you back up your website data before you delete the server in arrears, and the server can also be restored by backup, which is super considerate.
We build the site using the customer's own server, because it does not support payment methods such as Alipay, and binding credit cards can not be unbundled for many customers is very inconvenient; plus the connection SMTP to send mail to port 465 closed by default, you need to submit a work order + set rdns contact customer service to open a bit of trouble, so now we do not actively recommend customers to use.
Akamai's main business is CDN, mainly for large enterprise customers, so hopefully this acquisition will not have a bad impact on Linode's small and medium-sized user sites.
The world's fourth largest VPS hosting business, hosting and Linode as good as the industry conscience, excellent performance, stability, support for refunds within 7 days. Performance and cost performance and Linode, Vultr about the same, to build a foreign trade website is also very good.
DO not support WeChat, Alipay payment, no DDOS protection, it is not recommended to build foreign trade independent station. The same as Linode does not open the ladder software access speed is not very good, its affiliate marketing commissions can not be withdrawn so few domestic bloggers to promote their machines.
Premium high frequency NVME SSD hosting ($6/month) was launched in '21 to rival Vultr's high frequency NVME hosting ($6/month). Some bloggers tested it and found that Vultr's performance and response time is better.
VPS server, by far the most cost-effective high main frequency NVME hosting. One of the most popular servers used by national people to build websites.Multiple awards for best VPS under $10. 1G1H SSD regular performance VPS hosting price $5/month, 1G1H NVME high performance VPS hosting $6/month. It has grown rapidly over the years, and its total number of servers has surpassed Linode and DigitalOcean combined.
Vultr registration is recommended because of the following advantages compared to servers such as Linode.
- High frequency servers use NVMe hard drives that are faster than SSD drivesMany times faster;.
- Easy and inexpensive snapshot backup function.
- Accepting payment by Alipay.
- Support for refunds at any time (return of the machine), Paypal payments are only supported within 90 days.
- Good performance, speed, cost effectiveness and reputation.
- Direct access speed without opening the ladder software mainland can be.
- The SSL 465 port for sending mail is not closed.
- Easy one-click configuration upgrade, with separate upgrades for hard disk space and bandwidth.
Vultr has also launched OpenLiteSpeed WordPress hosting as shown below, which is much faster than regular hosting!
Diamo now uses Vultr by default to build foreign trade websites, which is stable, high-speed and trouble-free. Many customers' websites run well in Vultr without any problems, so we strongly recommend you to use ☞ .
The graph below shows the GTmetrix speed test results for one of our client sites, which is using Vultr 1G1H HF server + Astra ProTopics + Elementor ProBuild. After our speed optimization the home page is completely loaded in 0.6 seconds and the first screen content is displayed in 0.4 seconds, which is very fast.
Cloudways is one of the best reputation + best performance managed VPS hosting, in some aspects even better than high-end Kinsta hosting, supporting refunds at any time. Stable performance, super-fast speed plus great service make Cloudways a hit with major foreign bloggers.
You can see many users praising it in the Facebook hosting community, and many bloggers abroad recommend using it. It has one thing to praise, if you rent a long-term server at once you can temporarily return the machine, it will return the money for the remaining time, and the renewal fee maintains the original price. Only those who are confident enough in their hosting and services can dare to make such a promise.
Cloudways doesn't have its own servers, it rents the server rooms of 5 companies (below) and optimizes them before renting them out, which is equivalent to a second landlord. Although it is a second landlord, the performance and memory of the servers are exclusive and not limited. Moreover, the original server is optimized by the "landlord".In performance, safety, speedThere has been a significant improvement in all aspects, coupled with the excellent serviceSuper suitable for building a cross-border e-commerce standalone site.
The same Vultr server built website after we optimize the site speed can go to about 0.7 seconds, if you use Cloudways server speed directly up to about 0.5 seconds, and Google speed test cell phone speed test score directly to about 95 points.
Cloudways' Vultr 1G1H high-bandwidth server is the most popular and has the best performance, with a price of $13/month, and was once sold out. If you ask Cloudways what are the disadvantages, I thinkOverpricedIt is one.
If you go directly to Vultr official website to rent the same 1G1Cloudways $13/month price can be rented directly from Vultr official 1G server.2H of HF server.
Cloudways add-on also costs money, so the price is beyond many people's budget, so few people in China can afford to use it. But it also gives a high commission, plus the machine is really good, so there are many bloggers recommended.
Our goal is to make a cost-effective website, so we don't recommend Cloudways, but for the same price, you can buy a higher configuration server (such as Vultr), which is a little bit slower than Cloudways, but also faster.
SiteGround (Not recommended)
SiteGround (SG for short) hosting was the most popular in the previous yearsShared Hosting, ranked #1 in the Facebook poll, uses Google Cloud servers, has fast and stable Asian lines, and many bloggers recommend it. It can be said that it has the best price/performance ratio, speed and balance in the same price range of shared hosting, and it is not unreasonable to get the sales laurels.
- Fast WordPress backend and good frontend speed.
- Higher parameters than other brands of shared hosting for the same configuration.
- Distributed cloud hosting with SSDs.
- Deeply optimized WordPress with 3 levels of caching and good acceleration.
- Moderate prices for the first rental (2.5 times the renewal fee), in line with the public budget.
- Live Chat human service support.
- High security, with professional firewalls and bot blockers, automatic backups.
- 30-day money-back guarantee.
SG has many advantages and is a great shared host, but it has the same obvious disadvantages for every penny.
After 19 years of new investors began to die in pursuit of profits, Facebook group search " SiteGround ", you may see a large number of complaints, even if SG has been removing bad reviews.
The server oversold severely leading to a great performance drop, excessive restrictions on CPU performance. Before also limit the number of bound sites, in order to reduce costs offline Live Chat function customer service quality decline, a look at cPanel price increase immediately switched to Site Tools ...
When you search for SG polls on Facebook, you will find that many SG users are switching to Cloudways, A2 hosting, Kinsta, etc.
- Short-term rentals are very expensive and long-term rentals are financially stressful.
- About 2.5 times the price of renewal!Super expensive.
- Looking for people false propaganda, brush votes, delete bad reviews virtue has a deficit.
- Various restrictions after the visit up, start card(To allow users to upgrade their packages);.
- Limiting the number of sites bound and the number of visits.
- Additional fees for changing rooms.
- Unable to install pagoda panels and the like, too few Site Tool features.
- Use of the Cloudflare CDN requires the use of its domain name resolution service.
- TTFBAs well as long server response time, which is not conducive to speed optimization.
Pricing schemes and various restrictions are the biggest pitfalls of SG servers!The lowest StartUp package can only bundle one website, only 10G hard drive capacity, limited to 10,000 visits per month (crawler visits also count), simply not enough!
There are 4 lengths of time available when you purchase the GrowBig package.Corresponding to 4 kinds of prices(Data as of April 10, 2022).
|Package Length||1 month||12 Months||24 months||36 months|
|Monthly rent||29.99 USD||6.99 USD||14.99 USD||17.49 USD|
|Total package rental||29.99 USD||80.28 USD||359.76 USD||629.64 USD|
See the problem? $29.99 This monthly price can buy a higher-end dedicated hosting with N times higher configuration, this price isReferenceThe price is to set off the other packages. Renting 24 months and 36 months monthly rent instead is more expensive than renting 12 months, this is SG's scheme! Deliberately let people choose the 12-month length package.
Why? Because the price of SG renewal will be about 2.5 times higher, the price of 12-month length package is $6.99/month, and the price of renewal for one year is about $17.49/month, which is more expensive than the price of direct rental for 24 months!
Some people think about changing their account after expiration and continue to buy new servers at a discounted price, but SG's wool is not that easy to pull. The new account cannot be bound to the domain name of the previous account, nor can you use the credit card or other payment of the previous account.
In contrast, Vultr 1H1G HF server is only $6 a month, with monthly payments and the same renewal price. SG provides so many advantages and services, so we will definitely earn it back in various ways.
The SG backend speed is good, after all, the use of Google Cloud Server, but the frontend speed is not as fast as advertised, the test results are not as good as Vultr. if your business just started, you can first rent SG server temporary use, the package expires and then move the site to other servers. Diamo recommends renting a better VPS server directly in one step, recommending .
Note: Woocommerce built cross-border e-commerce standalone site has high hosting requirements, it is not recommended to use SG server to build, because after the visit up SG will limit the CPU, read and write rate, etc.. If you are rich and capricious, when I did not say.
By the way, SG'sRobot InterceptorThere is a bug. there was an accident that blocked the Google ad program, resulting in the Google ad prompt landing page URL is invalid. I sometimes open the ladder software to visit some foreign SG built website, will also be blocked as a robot, turn off the ladder access normal. If the customer access is blocked, most likely turn around and go away.
Bottom line: SG is not the SG it used to be, it has become more expensive, slower, and there are a ton of better alternatives on the market.
It's famous for the past few years and is known as the cheapest LiteSpeed hosting that only accepts refunds within 30 days. The server usesliteSpeed Technology, with LiteSpeed cache plug-in site speed, m classYan SirRecommend it says fast to the scalp.
We actually received a lot of feedback and saw a lot of bloggers' comments about Hostinger. The general feeling is that Hostinger servers are not of good quality and often have problems. The reason is that for the same price Hostinger hosts have less CPU and RAM, slower SATA SSD disks, and longer downtime.
Hostinger was exposed to painting fake sales inTrustPilotWriting fake comments, voting for myself in Facebook polls, being boycotted by a large group of foreign bloggers writing articles, and having a bad reputation.
The following is a quote from a well-known American speed blogger TOM article, clickView original article.
Tom also said Hostinger faked his blog to write articles to promote his own server.
Several clients have rented Hostinger hosting for their own websites.Regular package server feels a bit stuck in the background speed. The build process prompted high disk usage, with 97 times over the peak asking us to rectify.
The entire server is only a brand new half-baked website with no content and no visitors will actually be over-utilized? Contact customer service and say it is a false alarm, in fact, is to scare the white upgrade package.
If you rent a package of $20 / month or more speed is more secure, running a small traffic website is no problem. But the price is so high, or annual rent, it is better to rent Vultr and other better servers, better performance, much cheaper.
Hostinger's pricing strategy is entirely learned from SiteGround, and the monthly payment price is extremely high. The longer you pay, the bigger the discount, and the renewal price goes up by about 2.1 times (pit). This is one of the reasons why we do not recommend it.
The picture below is a text published by Sam, the material god, on the material network, clickView original article.
The following is a screenshot of the original website of another website builder
In short Hostinger hosting quality is not good, the price is not high, and there are many restrictions, customer service is not good, morality is not good, dirty tactics. Will such a company always do a good job with its products and serve its customers well? We don't think so, so we don't recommend using its servers.
The two servers are owned by the same owner, so not many people disagree with calling them the slowest servers, right? Godaddy and Namesilo servers are not recommended either.
It is the nature of capital to seek profit, and servers are worth every penny. Those who blow up the price and cost-effective server also has a lot of hidden pits, buy a balanced in all respects, theChoose a stable and user-first server with a conscience.