How to choose the best web hosting solution?

Every project is different and has its specific hosting requirements. But how can you find out what the best web hosting is for you? This guide will help you compare the various web hosting options available to you.

You are looking for the best web hosting solution for your project – whether it is a blog, a web store or any other kind of website, a (web) app or an online IT infrastructure. Making a choice is not an easy task, because there are so many factors you have to take into account.

How much webspace and bandwidth do you need for your website?

Two of the key factors to consider when you are searching for the right web hosting are the webspace and the bandwidth that are included in the price of the hosting package. But how much webspace and bandwidth do you actually need? We are going to help you figure this out… 

General guidelines

To put it simply, you need to have enough space to be able to upload all your files to your web hosting. Your files include HTML files with your content, images, scripts, multimedia files, etc.

The space required depends very much on the type of website you want to create.

What CMS should I use for a web store?

In a previous article, we told you which of the three CMSs (Drupal, Joomla and WordPress) you should choose for your content-based website. There are, however, also specific Content Management Systems for web stores. But which one should you choose? We are going to take a closer look at three of the most popular solutions: PrestaShop, Magento and WooCommerce.

Managed e-commerce platform vs Content Management System: what is the difference?

The first question you should ask yourself when you want to set up a web store is: “Should I choose a CMS that I will host myself, or should I rather go for an e-commerce platform where you can build your web store in the blink of an eye?

Vavato automates online auctions successfully thanks to Combell

The sale by auction, for example of cars, goods from overstocks, liquidations or collections, is increasingly taking place online. Vavato is Belgium's key player in this field, especially after the takeover of its competitor Jorisco. Combell provides a high-performance infrastructure that remains fully operational in all circumstances, especially when an online auction is about to close.

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Every day, large quantities of goods go under the hammer at Vavato. However, this does not happen in a room where prospective buyers place their highest bid for each lot.

Which CMS should you choose for your website: WordPress, Joomla or Drupal?

When you want to build a website, one of the trickiest decisions is: which Content Management System should I choose? WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are the most popular open source systems. All three have been developed using PHP and MySQL and are supported by a large community. And yet, each one has its distinctive features. So, which CMS is best suited to your project?

1. WordPress: perfect for blogs and online news and magazines

WordPress is not as powerful and versatile as Drupal or Joomla, but everyone is able to use it.

Bazookas delivers unique digital experiences thanks to Combell

Bruges-based studio Bazookas helps businesses – from major entertainment brands to social profit organisations – to immerse their target audience in a digital world by developing apps, games and educational concepts for web and mobile devices. When the audience feels deeply connected to the narrative, the experience delivered must, however, remain smooth for everyone. To achieve this, Combell provides high-performance, flexibly scalable hosting.

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Only a few know Bazookas, but many know their creations. As people of all ages are spending more and more time with digital media – on mobile devices, tablets, PCs or even in virtual or augmented reality – the agency makes sure they can enjoy amazing experiences.

Combell customers experience huge performance leap thanks to new hosting infrastructure

A fast, high-performance infrastructure is what can make a difference in user experience for both visitors and customers. And this applies even more to those who offer Internet services themselves. Fortunately, Combell continues to invest in outstanding performance, with powerful and recent hardware, upgrades of its central network nodes and a tailored infrastructure design. And yes, customers clearly notice the difference!

Also read: Combell delivers even more speed and stability thanks to flawless network and data centre upgrades

Three customers, which recently migrated their systems to Combell infrastructure, have been talking about performance.

Call on our Performance Team for optimal performance

When your website, application or software is not working properly, it is sometimes difficult to figure out how to solve the problem. But did you know that Combell gives you the opportunity to call on experts who will help you identify the issues at stake and find ways to solve them? Meet the Combell Performance Team!

Meet our Performance Team

More resources is not always the answer to performance issues

Your website, app or web service is not performing as it should. Slow response, whether or not during traffic peaks, will cause irritation among your users, and you are afraid that they will leave.

Adding dedicated web hosting to your hosting range as a partner

Combell’s hosting solutions now also include dedicated web hosting. This article is specifically for our partners who want to offer this new form of hosting to their customers.

Partners are very important to Combell, which is why we want to make it as easy as possible for you to integrate this into your existing working method. Below, we will discuss the different scenarios and how we added the new hosting to them. No matter if you want to launch a new project on dedicated web hosting or if you want to upgrade an existing package – we have a flow for every situation! 

Oops, have you forgotten to renew your domain name? This can be an expensive affair!

What happens if you forget to renew the registration of your domain name? Combell sends you a renewal invoice well in advance in order to avoid this from happening. But what if this invoice does not reach you or if you forget to make the payment? Is your domain name lost? Do you still have rights? In this post, we will provide you with further information about the all the relevant procedures and tell you more about domain drop catching. Because there is one thing you must absolutely know: letting your domain expire can cost you a lot of money!

What is SACK Panic and what does Combell do about it?

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Nowadays, every new bug gets a cool name instead of a boring number, and the same goes for the recent discoveries made by Netflix researchers. They have found several issues in the kernel of Linux and FreeBSD operating systems, and one of them, which is known as ‘SACK Panic’, seems to be the main source of concern. This is a bug in the implementation of TCP, an important IP protocol used worldwide.

Combell constantly monitors the security of your server and hosting package and therefore takes action.

What building blocks do you need for your website?

What exactly does “web hosting” mean? What types are there? What do you need to consider when choosing a web hosting provider? And what else do you need to get your business online?

Here you will find clear answers to all these questions:

→ Three elements to get your business online
→ The different types of websites
→ Do it yourself or call in specialists
→ The different types of hosting
→ The specifications that determine your choice of web hosting
→ Elements that your hosting provider must imperatively offer

The three elements you need to get your business online