I ran into a hosting company called www.Squashhost.com that I hadn’t heard of before and saw they are one of the fewer hosting companies that offer not only shared hosting (pretty inexpensive plan at that) but also offer, VPS, semi-dedicated and dedicated server solutions. Semi-Dedicated caught my eye specifically as I had not heard of this term before ever in running across hosting providers.
Semi-Dedicated hosting is like sharing a dedicated server with a limited number of other users, you get more system resources, disk space than you do with a VPS but don’t have an entire physical system dedicated to your websites. It seemed like a solution that could make sense for those who aren’t quite ready for a full dedicated solution which can cost more than $100 per month and want to stay under the $50 per month for a web hosting plan that far exceeds shared hosting.
As always I choose a hosting company where CPanel is an option and I see it is an available option for Squashhost but it does cost an additional charge per month to use CPanel instead of Hepsia or DirectAdmin (both of which I am not very familiar with).
What Do You Look for in a Web Hosting Provider?
When looking for a web hosting provider are you in the market for what is the least expensive per month? Or are you looking for power/performance for the web server platforms you are hosting? Do you look for CPanel specifically, Windows or Linux servers or don’t really care as long as the price is in line with your budget?