Frequently asked questions
Dedicated Servers [Questions 4]

What is dedicated hosting and how does it work?

A dedicated hosting service, also known as a dedicated server or managed hosting service, is an Internet hosting service in which a customer rents an entire server that is not shared with someone else. With a dedicated server, you’ll be able to customize your CPU type, operating system, and the total amount of RAM and storage available.


For whom is dedicated hosting intended?

Dedicated server environments, for starters, are designed for more advanced users. It takes a lot of effort to run your own server and keep it productive and stable. As a result, dedicated server hosting is usually used by websites with a lot of traffic, complex applications, or anything else that needs a lot of security. Dedicated hosting is often much more costly than other hosting options, so it's usually only used by businesses or individuals who have successful online businesses.


I can make specific configurations?

You have full access to the server with dedicated hosting. You're actually renting a part of the same server with shared hosting. Consider it in the context of an apartment complex. You are renting a single apartment if you want a shared hosting environment. A dedicated server, on the other hand, will require you to rent the whole building and have every space open for your own needs. It's easy to see why dedicated hosting is so much more costly. Instead of sharing resources with hundreds of other websites on the same list, your website would have complete access to the server's resources.


What makes controlled dedicated hosting different from unmanaged dedicated hosting?

You'll basically be renting a blank server and customising it to your taste with unmanaged dedicated hosting. You'll be in charge of technical tasks such as server maintenance, security, software updates, and everything else needed to keep your server safe and operational. You'll usually get a team of experts to help you set up and maintain your dedicated server with managed dedicated hosting. You'll almost always have to perform some administrative tasks yourself, but they'll be far less than if you had an unmanaged dedicated server.

Cloud Hosting [Questions 3]

What exactly is Cloud Hosting?

The purchase of computing resources from a cloud computing provider or facility to host data, services, and/or solutions is known as cloud hosting. Cloud hosting is a cloud delivery model that uses Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to provide a collection of remote/virtual services.


What are the benefits of cloud hosting?

The cloud is also globally available, convenient, massively scalable, and simple to use, all of which reduce the time it takes to develop and deploy software applications. It enables a slew of newer services, including microservices, containers, serverless computing, machine learning, large-scale data analytics, IoT, and more, to support the most common trends in application architectures and uses.


Is cloud hosting secure?

Since businesses like BestKnownHost, Digital Ocean, Amazon and Google can recruit skilled developers and automate many of their processes, the cloud is usually more reliable than most private data centres. Isolating workloads, encrypting data, and detecting potential threats are all tools and architectural options offered by cloud infrastructure providers.

Shared Hosting [Questions 4]

What is Shared Hosting?

Shared hosting is a common hosting option in which a single physical web server is used to host multiple websites. Since most websites don't use a lot of server resources, shared hosting allows providers to deliver a reliable service at a low cost. If you decide that shared hosting is right for you, you'll have to choose between different types of shared hosting. We have three shared hosting options: cPanel-based Linux plans, Plesk-based Windows plans, and WordPress hosting. Shared hosting allows you to split hosting costs and space with others while still getting the speed and space your small business website needs.


What kind of user will be the most benefited by shared hosting?

Beginners will benefit from shared hosting. If you're new to website development and want to host your own site while outsourcing many of the more complex technical tasks, shared hosting is a great option. If you have a high-traffic or large-scale website, you can consider other hosting solutions such as dedicated servers, VPS hosting, cloud server hosting, or WordPress-specific hosting.


What are the drawbacks to shared hosting?

For every kind of website owner, shared hosting isn't the ideal hosting environment. Sure, it's inexpensive, has a high uptime, and is simple to handle, but it has some flaws, such as: When compared to dedicated server environments, the loading speed can be significantly slower. Other sites using the same server can have an impact on your site's results. If your site's traffic grows, you will notice a performance lag. You won't be able to boost the efficiency of your server environment by customising it.


What are the advantages of hosting your website on a shared server?

Shared hosting is ideal for those who are just getting started with the internet. Since shared hosting is targeted toward beginners, the setup process is generally very easy, and the host takes care of the more difficult tasks. You'll also get the following advantages if you want a shared host: Shared hosting is the cheapest form of hosting available, so you'll save money. In most cases, shared hosting can be quickly upgraded to a higher bundle. There are no technical requirements. Site management is a breeze thanks to the built-in cPanel integration.

SSL Certificates [Questions 2]

What is SSL Certificates?

Your site users and clients are more likely to get their data compromised if you don't use SSL. Without encryption, the site's security is also jeopardised. SSL safeguards websites against phishing scams, data breaches, and a variety of other threats. At the end of the day, it creates a safe atmosphere for both users and site managers.


What is the difference between a Premium Extended Validation (EV) Certificate and a Deluxe SSL Certificate?

The main difference between Premium Extended Validation (EV) and Deluxe SSL certificates is the vetting process that must be completed in order for the Certification Authority (CA) to issue a signed certificate to the requestor. Additionally, websites secured with Premium Extended Validation (EV) certificates will be displayed differently in modern browsers, highlighting a portion of the address bar in green.

Cloud VPS [Questions 4]

What is Cloud VPS

A cloud virtual private server (VPS) is a cloud computing solution built on Linux's Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM). It provides flexible and virtualized services as a commodity, which is usually purchased on a pay-per-use basis... Most of the tools you'll need for your project can be found in a matter of minutes.


What are the benefits of Cloud VPS?

Users can alter or modify the choices or settings on a Cloud VPS to make your website more appealing to visitors. There will be no downtime if you add more storage, increase RAM, or increase CPU speed on your VPS. There will be no need to migrate the website as well.


How long does it take to provision my server?

While it is probable that we could provision your account in minutes, it could take up to 24 hours or more. However, if you need immediate hosting, please contact us and we will do everything possible to accommodate you.


Where are the servers located?

BestKnownHost has servers all over the world. During setup, you can choose between North America, Europe, or Asia-Pacific for your server site.