Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated: August 24, 2020 2:55 pm

VPS Server #

What is VPS?

A VPS stands for “Virtual Private Server.” Let's break it down: as the name suggests, it is a private server, which means, that it will be exclusively yours. Having a VPS service gives you a set amount of resources that you don’t need to share with anyone. It’s kind of like having your very own dedicated or private server, but virtual.

In this case, “virtual” means that it is a partition on a physical server, that is dedicated to you. This virtual server gives you the chance to gain root access, install your preferred OS and work on your project with unparalleled freedom.

We take care of the back-end business, manage the physical servers, guarantee speed, uptime, and stability, while you can focus entirely on your project.

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What is a Virtual Dedicated Server? How is it different from VPS?

The two services are similar, but there are some fundamental differences. A VPS server will let you create multiple instances on a single dedicated server. While a VDS or Virtual Dedicated Server will do the same, but take up the entirety of the dedicated server.

Virtual Private Server hosting is the perfect price-power option for large projects as it grants large amounts of dedicated resources and the most control while being infinitely cheaper than having your own physical dedicated server.

What is the real advantage of using VPS hosting?

There are a few things that make VPS hosting the best option for specific projects. In short: if you need a lot of resources and unparalleled stability - VPS hosting is for you, but the actual answer is a little bit longer.

First of all, VPS hosting gives you dedicated resources. That means you don’t need to share your CPU power, RAM or disk space. You have an allocated amount that you control at your will, entirely. 

The nature of virtual server hosting guarantees stability. Since all the resources are carefully managed and allocated to the users, you can rest easy knowing that any periods of high usage will not impact your server stability. 

Lastly, arguably the most significant advantage of VPS hosting comes at the highest price. You get root access and unparalleled control of the resources granted. That means that you can install a wide range of operating systems, work on resource-heavy projects and do much more, than with shared hosting. But sadly, the customer support team will only help you with questions relating to VPS hosting management and other back-end related queries.

What are the differences between VPS and Shared Hosting?

VPS and Shared hosting have some similarities, but they’re fundamentally different kinds of services.

Shared hosting packages are aimed for small projects, such as personal blogs and similar sites. Resource intensive or high-traffic projects might encounter issues while using a shared hosting service. Shared hosting is incredibly beginner friendly and fully managed, which means that our customer support team will be able to help out with most issues that might occur with your project. 

VPS hosting, on the other hand, provides you with dedicated resources that you don’t need to share. Every virtual private server hosting plan makes sure that you get the highest control of your resources. Control your CPUs, Burst RAM, manage root access and use your preferred OS. The downside of VPS hosting is that, while we cover the back-end and server monitoring, maintaining it 24/7, we can provide limited help to your project concerning customer support. While all VPS hosting and control panel questions we will help with, programming, coding and other queries of similar nature won't be covered.

What projects does VPS hosting suit best?

Virtual server hosting is aimed towards more tech-savvy users. If you need a small website, you’re probably better off with shared hosting or premium hosting.

But if you require a lot of computing power and maximum control VPS hosting is only second to a dedicated server. Intensive websites, web apps, online game servers, databases and other kinds of complex projects are perfect for a VPS hosting service. VPS hosting provides more control than any other service, as you can install your preferred OS and take advantage of root access.

Does VPS require a lot of technical knowledge?

VPS hosting services are semi-managed, which means that with some issues you’ll have to consult the knowledge base and tutorials, rather than receive help from our customer support.

VPS hosting grants unmatched control of your experience. To use all the power provided effectively, you will have to have technical knowledge.

Will I get any kind of assistance while using VPS?

VPS hosting services are semi-managed. Our customer support team will do their best to help with every single query that might arise and all questions relating to the back-end or control panel will be answered, but project related, front-end questions will not be covered

How to secure a VPS Server?

When you read about VPS hosting, some questions naturally arise. Let's say, if there are multiple users on the same dedicated server, running virtual private servers, will they be able to access my data? That’s a valid question to raise, but in this case, we can happily inform you that you’re safe. All VPS hosting services are safely partitioned by specific software, which guarantees top-notch protection.

In addition, all Ultahost servers are protected by BitNinja, advanced DDoS protection and other custom built tools that both monitor and protect our entire infrastructure.

Do you provide a dedicated IP address for VPS plans?

All VPS hosting plans provide the user with a dedicated IP address.

Can I install custom software on my VPS server?

Yes, you can! That’s the beauty of a VPS hosting service. It gives unparalleled control over your project! On Ultahost you can pick between dozens of different Linux based operating systems to suit your needs.

When should you move to VPS hosting?

The best time to turn to VPS hosting is when you have gathered up the technical knowledge that you may need for this endeavor or when your shared hosting account no longer provides enough resources for your project, and you need to go bigger!

Can I easily upgrade VPS to a higher plan?

Of course! We have prepared many different plans that can fit any project. With every growth period, you can nearly seamlessly pick a more powerful plan and upgrade with no downtime at all.

General #

What is a web hosting service?

Web hosting is, more or less, an agreement between you and a web hosting service provider that you will pay a monthly lease to own and operate a portion of their massive web servers. These are computers that will house all of your data, and will allow others to get a good look at the content you so painstakingly create. Think of it as a storage unit with windows that other Internet users will drive by and take a peep through.

In order to operate a web site you absolutely need a web hosting account, as no site can just live on the Internet without a web server. Since web server usually costs thousands of dollars it is much more affordable to simply lease one from a web hosting provider. Web hosting services give you the opportunity to reach the world wide web without making a significant investment.

How do I find the most suitable hosting plan?

Before you begin your comparison journey, you have to decide what type of web hosting will fit your needs as a webmaster. Your basic choices are shared, reseller, VPS, and dedicated hosting.

If you are just starting out online and you don't have a lot of websites, then you may want to begin comparing cheap shared hosting plans. If you want more freedom over your hosting account, then you may want to choose a more powerful VPS hosting plan instead. Finally, if you're extremely serious about being successful online and you want the best of the best, then you should being comparing dedicated hosting plans.

How much does web hosting cost?

The web hosting industry is extremely competitive, with almost 25 thousand web hosting providers competing for your business at any given point in time. To grab your attention, many of them will offer extremely low prices, while some will simply add more features and benefits to the plans. While price comparisons are generally simple to conduct in other industries, in web hosting, it can be quite confusing, considering all of the plan features that must be compared as well. Many people also fail to realize the differences in payment structure, as well as other pricing factors, such as fees and startup costs.

Web hosting pricing has become very confusing over the last several years, with many web hosting companies changing the way they advertise their plan pricing. It can be discouraging after purchasing a web hosting plan, only to find out that the monthly cost is much higher than was expected. Many web hosting companies are using deceptive marketing tactics to attract new customers without actually lowering the price. It is important to know the various aspects of web hosting pricing before comparing plans. When comparing plans it is best to consider the cost of all the features and the amount of features offered.

Before you pick a web hosting plan based on price, make sure you have a solid understanding of the pricing structure. Try to compare plans of equal value in order to conduct the most accurate and useful comparison possible.

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What kind of hosting do I need?

That depends - what kind of website do you have? And what’s your budget?

As a general rule, shared hosting is the best place to start, and UltaHost’s hosting is suitable for almost any kind of website. Our hosting helps you to keep the costs down during the early days of your website while allowing you to pay only for the resources that you need. If your website starts to take off, you can easily upgrade to higher tier plan and pick up some extra resources.

Ultimately, every website is different. If you’re not sure, why not get in touch with our team so we can chat it through with you and make a personalized suggestion based on your needs?

What’s hosting bandwidth?

You might already be familiar with the term ‘bandwidth’ from your broadband provider. At its most simple level, bandwidth is a term that refers to how much data can pass along an internet connection.

When a user accesses your website, they send a request to the server and the server responds by literally serving up your website. Think of it as like turning on a tap. The more that people visit your website, the more water is flowing along the pipe, until you reach a point at which the pipe is full of water and it’s running at full capacity.

The same idea applies to your website. If too many people are trying to access it at the same time, the pipe is filled up and the site starts to slow down and even to stop working altogether. And your hosting bandwidth is what determines the width of that pipe.

What’s a MySQL Database?

MySQL is an open source database management system that uses structured query language (SQL) to access, add to and manage the content of a database. The fact that it’s an open source tool means that it’s a popular choice for software developers, which is why it forms the backbone of many of the most popular operating systems.

Most modern content management system (such as WordPress, WoWonder, Playtube) use it to store data. Every change that you make in the CMS is recorded in the MySQL database, and then every time a visitor arrives on the site, the content of that database is served up to them.

What’s an SSL certificate?

An SSL certificate is a small data file that uses a cryptographic key to digitally tie your company’s identity with the files that are stored on your webserver. The idea is to prove the identity of the publisher of a webpage and to reduce the likelihood of a visitor accessing sensitive areas of a website without the appropriate security.

When a website has been secured with an SSL certificate, a visitor will see a padlock icon in their web browser and they’ll be connected to the site using the https:// protocol. With the SSL certificate in place and the user accessing the site through https, the connection between the browser and the web server has been secured and sensitive information can safely be transferred.

That’s why people use SSL certificates on e-commerce websites and other types of website that process credit card transactions and other financial information.

We offer free SSL certificates with all of our hosting plans.

Can I transfer my website to UltaHost?

Yes - and we actively encourage it! If you’re using one of the more common CMS platforms such as WordPress or WoWonder or Playtube then there are plenty of tools available to make it easy to export from one host and to import into another. But if you’re not using a common CMS - or if you need a little help along the way - then just let us know. Our staff will do everything they can to help you to make the transfer - and we’ll do it free of charge!!

Can I buy Hosting without a domain name?

Yes, you can. If you want to, you can purchase domain names from elsewhere and point it to your server with UltaHost. If you want to keep your domain name and your website hosting together under a single provider — which we’d recommend for convenience and easier troubleshooting — then you can also transfer an existing domain name to UltaHost. Just get in touch and let us know!

Can I upgrade my hosting plan as my website grows?

Yes! In fact, this is usually what we recommend, and it’s one of the benefits of choosing UltaHost as your hosting provider. We make the upgrade procedure as simple as possible so that you can start on our budget plans and upgrade as your website starts to take off. We’re there alongside you at all times and we’re ready to grow with you!

Many other hosting providers will try to talk you into taking out plans that you neither need nor want. We disagree with that. We believe you should pay only for the resources that you need.

How can I be sure UltaHost hosting is secure?

We take security very seriously because there’s no point having a website if you can’t be sure that it’s safe from attack. We use BitNinja to protect all of our users, and we go out of our way to ensure that our servers are as strong and secure as possible. This includes running advanced, custom-built security software and regularly updating our infrastructure.

Shared Server Hosting #

What is web hosting?

Every website that you visit consists of a domain name and a web host. The easiest way to picture it is to think of the domain name as the address and the hosting as the physical building.

When you’re browsing the web and you type in a URL (i.e. http://www.ultahost.com), your web browser basically queries that domain name (i.e. ultahost.com) and asks it where the website is hosted. The browser then loads up the contents that are stored there.

Hosting is effectively the process of using a server to host a website, and there are all sorts of different types of hosting available out there on the market. Hostinger, just like most web hosts offers different packages so that their customers can pay for just the resources that they need. The more popular the website is, the more resources it’s likely to need to function effectively.

The good news is that with UltaHost, you can scale your hosting package as and when you need it, so you can start off with Single hosting plan and gradually upgrade to Business or even VPS plan later.

How does hosting work?

Your website is basically a collection of files and (in most cases) database that are served up to your visitors as they browse around it. UltaHost will allocate space for you to store your website and database.

When you sign up UltaHost, you’ll receive login details to access your hosting account’s admin panel.

At UltaHost, we offer custom built hosting control panel. Using our control panel you can carry out basic hosting management, monitor resource usage, create email addresses and install content management systems (CMSs) like WordPress. Note that this is different to the admin panel for your website, which will be created when you install a CMS. This is the admin panel for your server as a whole.

Are there different types of hosting services?

Yes! Hosting comes in all different shapes and sizes, with different setups suitable for different types of a webmaster. In general, hosting can be broken up into the following categories:

Shared Hosting: This is usually the cheapest form of hosting because it’s the most economical when it comes to the use of hardware. Shared hosting means that multiple different websites are all hosted on the same server, with each user being allocated a certain amount of storage space and a certain amount of resources. This is often the best option for hobbyists and bloggers.

VPS Hosting: A virtual private server (VPS) setup is like a shared hosting setup on steroids. It generally uses more powerful hardware and takes its name from the fact that while multiple websites are being stored on the same physical hardware, each uses virtualisation software to allow them to operate independently as though they were dedicated mini-servers.

Dedicated Hosting: Dedicated hosting is a good choice for the pros, and like its name suggests, it involves the use of a server that’s dedicated to a single website. In other words, unlike shared and VPS hosting, the user doesn’t have to share storage space and resources with other people and they have a physical piece of hardware all to themselves.

UltaHost provides a mix of shared and VPS hosting. This setup allows us to provide fast hosting with nearly 100% uptime at an unbeatable price.

Do I need to have technical knowledge to use Ultahost hosting?

Not at all! UltaHost makes it as easy as possible for novice users to pick up the basics as they go along. Many of the everyday tasks, such as setting up an email address or installing a content management system (CMS), can be done with just a few clicks and with no technical knowledge whatsoever.

However, don’t let that fool you - while it’s easy to pick up the basics and get going, our hosting packages are also suitable for experienced developers. After all, there’s no reason why something can’t be both user-friendly and powerful at the same time.

If you’re struggling, there’s no shortage of online guides to walk you through the most common tasks that you might want to carry out, and we also have a customer support team who’ll be more than happy to help if you get stuck. But for the majority of our customers, no help is needed - and if you just want to jump in and get started, it’s quicker and easier than signing up for a new social network.

What are the main differences between shared hosting and a VPS?

Good question! A virtual private server (VPS) is a little bit like a cross between shared hosting and a dedicated server. It’s not quite the best of both worlds, but it is a good compromise and it can help you to keep costs down. Some people compare shared hosting to living in an apartment complex and VPS hosting to living in a condo.

With shared hosting, you’re sharing a server and that server’s resources with a bunch of other websites. With a VPS, you’re still sharing some resources because that’s determined by the hardware, but the software itself is set up in such a way that one machine acts like multiple different servers, providing a different virtual server for every user.

For webmasters, using a VPS means that they get the administrative power of a dedicated hosting setup, including the ability to customize their server to suit them.

If you think VPS will be more suitable for you check out our Cheap VPS hosting plans.

How long does it take to set up a UltaHost hosting account?

Not long at all! We’re proud of the fact that setup is instant. That means our new customers can get started straight away without delay. Just create your account and walk through the setup process and you’ll be ready to log in and to start managing your new hosting account immediately.

Dedicated Servers #

What is Dedicated Hosting?

Dedicated hosting is a website hosting environment that provides the highest level of resource allocation, privacy, and control. Dedicated servers are completely isolated from one another, so users get full access to configure their server anyway they want without affecting another user or being affected by the actions of other users.

What are Dedicated Hosting Benefits?

Control, privacy, and guaranteed resources are the primary benefits of both VPS hosting and Dedicated hosting. However dedicated servers are not shared with any other users, so the performance of a Dedicated server customer's website is stable and predictable. Customers with high traffic websites are often the best fit for Dedicated hosting.

What is the difference between VPS vs Dedicated Hosting?

Users of VPS hosting have allocated resources just like Dedicated hosting users, however the amount of available resources on VPS servers may still not be what a website needs. For example, VPS servers often start at 2GB of RAM, whereas Dedicated servers often start with at least 4GB of RAM available. In short, Dedicated hosting allows for the same full customization and control of a VPS server, but with even more horsepower.

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How do I get started with Dedicated Hosting?

Getting started with Dedicated hosting is easy. Simply choose from our ULTA80, ULTA90-NVMe, or ULTA100 XEON Dedicated hosting packages based on the amount of resources your website needs and follow the sign up instructions.

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