If your website is growing, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll need more power than shared hosting can provide. Business Hosting delivers the same power and performance as a Virtual Private Server (VPS) without the pain of server administration. You get all the RAM, CPU and bandwidth you need without having to hire an IT pro to manage your server.
I have shared web hosting. How hard is it to upgrade to Business Hosting?
If you already use our web hosting, you can upgrade to Business Hosting with a single click. Your files would be automatically migrated and you don’t need to uninstall and reinstall any files. If you have DNS set up with us, you won’t need to update your DNS manually.
Which default email service comes with it?Business Hosting comes with default cPanel email where you can create unlimited accounts for free. Or you can use the one-user Office 365 plan that’s included free for the first year.
How do I activate my Office 365?Your one-year Office 365 can be activated from your account. If you need help migrating your existing email to office 365 or want to add more email IDs, call the Email Services team at 1-866-882-5482.
What are the benefits of Business Hosting?
Simplicity: You get the same easy-to-use cPanel control panel you’re using with our shared hosting. You don’t need server administration skills to manage Business Hosting.
Dedicated Resources: The memory and disk space that come with your Business Hosting are dedicated so they’ll always be available for your use.
Complete Isolation: Because you have dedicated resources, your website will never be affected by other websites on your server.
How many websites/domains does Business Hosting support?You can host an unlimited number of websites on Business Hosting.
What if I outgrow my Business Hosting plan?Upgrading to a more powerful plan is a one-click affair.
What version of PHP and MySQL do I get with Business Hosting?Business Hosting comes with PHP 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 5.6, 5.5 and MySQL 5.6, the latest versions. This is a key requirement for Magento, CMS-Drupal and OpenCart websites and anyone running multiple WordPress websites.
How soon can I get my Business Hosting?Although the average time for us to provision your account will likely be within minutes, it may take up to 24 hours or more.
What is PCI compliance?The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS or PCI for short) designates security standards to protect cardholders’ credit card data. That means, entities that store, process or transmit credit card information are expected to be compliant to the standards in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards.
How can I accept credit cards online?Our hosting services are a great place to setup your online presence and product catalog. You can then work with a third-party provider to process payments on your behalf to keep credit cards off your server. Whichever path you choose, make sure to be informed of additional requirements to keep your business PCI compliant.
What are the additional requirements I should know about?We recommend you work with your payment provider (e.g., PayPal Checkout, Square Online Checkout and Stripe Checkout) to understand any additional requirements for which you are responsible. If you’re using one of our PCI-certified products, we have a simplified checklist for you here.
What is AutoSSL?AutoSSL is a free alternative to paid SSL certificates. With AutoSSL, your sites are automatically secured with a free, Domain Validated (DV) SSL certificate by Sectigo. Your SSL certificate will stay up-to-date and auto renew on your behalf.
How does AutoSSL work?AutoSSL automatically assigns an DV SSL Certificate to websites created or managed within the cPanel account. With AutoSSL enabled, your websites are automatically secured with a free SSL Certificate. Upon expiration, your new SSL Certificate is automatically requested and assigned.
Is AutoSSL a cost-effective way to keep your sites secure?Yes, AutoSSL is free and included as part of your hosting plan. It automatically assigns and renews an SSL Certificate to your site and every site in your cPanel account will be automatically assigned an SSL Certificate.
How much does an AutoSSL cost?Nothing. AutoSSL is provided as a part of all Business Hosting plans. No additional charge applies.
What if I need help?Business Hosting customers get the same 24/7 premium-level support we offer all our customers. Call 1-866-882-5474 anytime day or night to talk to our award-winning customer care group.
What’s the difference between Linux Hosting, Web Hosting Plus (Business Hosting), and a VPS?
- Shared hosting is an inexpensive way to get your sites up on the web.
- A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is more powerful, but costs more than shared hosting, and requires experience with server administration.
- Web Hosting Plus is a balance between the two, offering the power of a VPS with the ease of shared hosting.
You can use this chart to see the major differences between each type of Linux hosting:
|Linux Hosting||Web Hosting Plus (Business Hositing)||VPS Hosting|
|Level of technical skills||Basic||Basic||Advanced – knowledge of WHM and Linux command line needed|
|Suited for||Basic websites, low resource applications||E-commerce, high traffic or data-intensive sites and applications||Resource intensive web apps, full control of the server, ability to customize|
|Site Visitors||Low to moderate||High||High|
|Platform||LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)||LAMP||LAMP (Can install and use others such as NGINX, Node.js, Ruby on Rails)|
|Control Panel||cPanel||cPanel||cPanel and WHM|
|Support||24/7 Standard Support||24/7 Standard Support||Self-Managed, Managed, or Fully-Managed|
|Dedicated IP Address||No||1||3 or more|
Web Hosting Plus is for new or growing sites that require greater performance, security and typically see higher traffic. You might be powering sophisticated ecommerce sites or hosting videos. However, you don’t want the added complexity of managing a server. Web Hosting Plus is the best of both worlds – the power of a server, but with an easy-to-use control panel that doesn’t require a degree in Computer Science to operate.
With plans that grow with you, Web Hosting Plus offers the power to welcome a tidal wave of monthly visitors.
It’s ideal for high-traffic sites hosting videos, photos, or podcasts — or ecommerce sites that demand lightning-fast page speeds to optimize user experience and increase sales.
Built to drive the apps you frequently use, Web Hosting Plus comes with the latest versions of PHP and MySQL. These are key requirements for WooCommerce, Magento, Drupal, OpenCart, and multiple WordPress websites.
Unmetered bandwidth ensures that monthly costs won’t increase when traffic spikes. As sites get more visitors, you can increase your disk space, RAM, and processing speeds — so users get the performance and experience they expect.
|Number of Websites||50||100||150||200|
|Disk Space (SSD)||100 GB||200 GB||300 GB||400 GB|
|RAM||4 GB||8 GB||16 GB||32 GB|
|CPU (Core Processor)||2||4||8||16|
|Input/ Output (I/O)||50,000 kbps||60,000 kbps||70,00 kbps||80,000 kbps|
|MySQL connection limits||200||200||200||200|
|Number of Files/Inodes||500,00||1,000,000||1,500,000||2,000,000|
|5 Free Microsoft 365 Starter mailboxes||✓
* AutoSSL is enabled for every domain on the Web Hosting Plus. This issues a DV SS for every domain added to the Web Hosting Plus account.
The backbone of any server is processing power.
With up to four virtually allocated CPU cores, even the most advanced and resource-heavy sites deliver a seamless experience.
All the power and resources, at your fingertips.
Stepping up to Business Hosting gives you the resources to support all your demanding sites and web applications.
Host an unlimited number of websites and databases, and enjoy these business-first features:
- Dedicated processing and memory resources
- Unrestricted database and file count limit
- Super-fast provisioning times
- Free, unlimited AutoSSL
- New SSL certificates automatically requested and assigned upon expiry
- Version support for PHP 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1 & MySQL 5.7
- Quickly install over 150 free popular apps like WordPress and Joomla
The easy-to-use cPanel allows you to harness the robust power of a Virtual Private Server, without the technical know-how.
Automated SSL security & cert renewals.
Free, unlimited AutoSSL means every website on your account will have a valid DV certificate for strong encryption. Forget about add-on costs for additional SSLs or renewing old certs. New SSL certificates are automatically requested and assigned on expiry, ensuring all sites are covered.
Upgrade in a single click.
Upgrading to Web Hosting Plus is simple. One click gets you all the dedicated memory, CPU, and disk space you need.
If you ever outgrow your plan, you can upgrade for more power with a single click.
It’s the same cPanel you already know, so you don’t need to waste time trying to learn new technologies.
Support from knowledgeable professionals
Our award-winning support team is only a ticket, call, or chat away. Business Hosting customers get the same 24/7 premium support available to every GoDaddy customer.
Love wasted time? (Neither do we.)
Fumbling for login credentials, running endless updates, explaining product purchases… No thanks. We built The Hub from GoDaddy Pro to save you an average three hours per month for every client site you maintain.
What is Web Hosting Plus?
I’ll break it down for you. Your typical, shared hosting environment is like living in an apartment — it’s affordable, conveniently located and accommodates most of your needs. But you’re in a shared space. You might have noisy neighbours, or visitors might steal your parking.
A virtual private server is like owning a condo. You have dedicated parking, fewer neighbors and usually some kind of HOA or community rules that keep neighbor issues to a minimum. And a full-on dedicated server is like owning the land and building your house from scratch — total customization.
Which brings us to Web Hosting Plus. When you’re ready to leave your condo but you don’t want to worry about the structural nuances of building your own home, you turn to Web Hosting Plus. You opt for the prefabricated house — all the furnishings, none of the setup. Plus, you’ll have more resources for your hosting with less people to crowd your personal space.
Is Web Hosting Plus right for me?
But how do you know if it’s right for your business?
Consider some of the following scenarios:
- Does your site use a lot of resources?
- Do you need elasticity in your plan (i.e., are you projecting growth, increased traffic, etc.)?
- Do you need more power for your hosting, but don’t want to worry about running commands to complete simple tasks?
- Do you have an eCommerce site (Magento, Drupal, Joomla), social media app or any RAM heavy application?
- Do you have a WordPress website with custom plugins that need more processing power?
It’s a middle ground — not as intensive as a full-blown server, but somewhat more technical than traditional shared hosting. With this hosting platform, you’ll have more freedom to design, build, sell, market, or any other of the million things you want to do online.
Web Hosting Plus gives our emerging and growing business customers more power and performance capabilities, all while freeing them from technical complexities found in server environments.
It’s like having a server without the need to manage it.
How is Web Hosting Plus different than existing hosting plans?
I’m glad you asked. I’ll start by rattling off a few features:
- Every account comes preloaded with an easy-to-use cPanel experience.
- If you’re already a GoDaddy hosting customer, we’ve created a one-click upgrade for simplified migrations.
- You’ll receive unmetered bandwidth. If your website has an ever-growing number of visitors, you won’t have to worry about slower load times.
- Free Office 365 email for professional communications.