WordPress Hosting vs Web Hosting (updated)

WordPress Hosting vs Web Hosting (updated)

Both WordPress hosting and web hosting can serve your website, but they cater to different needs and offer varied benefits. Here’s a breakdown to help you choose the best option for your website:

Web Hosting:

  • Broader term: Web hosting encompasses a variety of services that store your website’s files on a server and make it accessible online. This includes shared hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated hosting, and cloud hosting.
  • Suitable for any website: Works well for static websites built with any technology, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and even CMS platforms like WordPress (although not optimized for their performance).
  • Flexibility: Offers greater control over server settings and software installations, allowing customization for various website types.
  • Pricing: Generally offers tiered pricing based on the resources you need, making it potentially more budget-friendly for simple websites.
  • Technical knowledge: Often requires more technical knowledge for managing server settings and website files.

WordPress Hosting:

  • Specialized service: Specifically designed and optimized for WordPress websites. Provides resources and features tailored to WordPress performance and security.
  • Ease of use: Typically provides one-click WordPress installation, automatic updates, and often managed security measures, making it ideal for beginners.
  • Performance: Configured for efficient WordPress operation, often leading to faster loading times and better overall website performance.
  • Security: Focused on WordPress security vulnerabilities, potentially offering enhanced protection against specific WordPress threats.
  • Pricing: Can be slightly more expensive than basic web hosting due to its specialized features.

In summary:

Choose WordPress hosting if:

  • You’re building a website with WordPress.
  • You value ease of use and automatic maintenance.
  • You prioritize website performance and security.

Choose web hosting if:

  • Your website isn’t built with WordPress or uses a different CMS.
  • You need greater control over server settings and software installations.
  • You’re on a tight budget.

Ultimately, the best choice depends on your specific needs and technical expertise. If you’re unsure, consider starting with shared WordPress hosting, as it offers a good balance of features and affordability for most WordPress websites.

How to Change Server Location in Hostinger

How to Change Server Location in Hostinger

Do you want to change the server location in Hostinger web hosting?

As you know, Hostinger offers 8 server locations for its Web Hosting plans i.e., USA, United Kingdom, France, India, Singapore, Brazil, Lithuania, and the Netherlands

Why do we need to change the Server Location?

In general, you will see a slower response time depending on how far away your website is from the server hosting a website. Therefore, it is advised that you select a server location for your hosting package based on how close your users are to it.

Does server location matter?

As discussed above, definitely server location matters, because many times, your website is based in India, and you have selected the server location as India. But you will have traffic from the USA or UK. So, your website’s users and your website server are at a long distance. And it will impact the loading time of the website. So, you should change the servers to the Country (or nearby Country) from where you are getting more traffic.

Thankfully, Hostinger has the Option to Change server locations.

How to Change Server Location in Hostinger?

Make sure to consider the following before changing the server location because if you change it once then for a month you can change it to another Server.

1. Go to the Analytics Page in Hostinger and check from where you are getting traffic to your website. You can check the top countries from where your website is getting traffic.

Hpanel >> Hosting >> Performance >> Analytics

You will find Analytics on the left-hand bar in Hosting (menu) inside performance as shown in the figure

how to change server location in hostinger?

2. If the visitors to your website are from all over the World.

Then CDN is the best option for your website. It will increase the speed of your website regardless of where you are physically located by storing multiple copies of it on proxy servers across the globe. Additionally, this will strengthen SEO and offer more DDoS defence.

How to Begin a Server Transfer?

If you want to change your website’s server then navigate to Plan details just above the Performance tab as discussed above.

Hpanel >> Hosting >> Hosting>> Plan Details

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You can change the server in 2 ways

1. Hostinger will suggest you as per your analytics Transfer your Server to a specified location. As in the above case, Hostinger is suggesting us to transfer the server from India to the United States. To do that, Just Click on the Transfer Server button to initiate the Transfer.

2. The second way to Transfer your Server to other than the suggested Server location. To achieve this you have to scroll down to server details as shown below

changing name server in hostinger

Click on the pencil button beside Asia (India) as shown in the above image. Then a pop-up box will appear as shown in the image below

change your server location

Select the server from the Choose server location drop-down as shown above. Select your desired location and click on next to Change the server location. Then press Start to initiate the transfer process.

How to find the server location of a website?

The above discussion answered this question. In brief:

Hpanel >> Hosting >> Hosting>> Plan Details

Do double check before transfering your server. 
If you have multiple websites hosted on shared hosting, then be cautious before taking server change decision by analysing only one website.

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