Web Hosting in Nepal

What is web hosting ?

Web hosting service is a type of internet service that allows an individual or organization to make their website visible and accessible via the internet on the WWW (World Wide Web). Web hosting service providers are the companies that provide space on their servers to the clients (website owners) through internet connectivity. These servers are managed on the hosting provider’s Data centers. But the server owned or leased by the client are managed by the clients and can be accessible 24*7 through the internet. 

Servers are nothing but virtual computer located somewhere in the data centers of hosting companies and we can get access to the virtual computer remotely. Once a client gets access to the server then clients have to keep their website data onto the server and have to link the server with their website Domain. There are many ways to migrate files from our local computer onto the server like FTP servers e.g. WinSCP, FileZilla, etc. these all work on FTP, SFTP, and other protocols. 

Types of Hosting

There are different types of web hosting in Nepal. Since there are not enough big websites, companies choose VPS, shared hosting, cloud hosting, or rarely dedicated hosting. Some of the types of hosting services are explained here.

Shared web hosting service: 

There are multiple websites hosted into a single server sharing all common resources like RAM, Storage, processor, etc. called shared hosting. This service is affordable as a single server is shared among multiple clients.  The features available with this type of service can be quite basic and not flexible in terms of software and updates.  . There are some downsides of the service like: If a server gets affected by any other website then all other websites have its effect, it is slow, etc.

Virtual Dedicated Server

Also known as virtual private server. In this service, the client gets a single private server with root access. Clients have to manage everything by themselves from installing software to its updates, managing security, and all. Clients can have full access to the virtual space so that client can host multiple websites on this virtual server. It is comparatively more expensive than shared hosting.

Dedicated hosting

The user gets its own web server and has full control over it and that makes it faster enough. Since the client owns the server, the client is responsible for the cost of server operation entirely. This is a good choice of websites that require a lot of system requirements or a higher level of security.  

Cloud hosting

This is a new type of hosting where a server is not located physically in a single data center. There will be a number of servers connected together and acted as one server. In this service applications and websites will be accessible using cloud resources. This service is comparatively faster and more secure than traditional hosting services. 

How to choose best hosting service?

Choosing the best hosting service for your business means making decisions about whether shared hosting, virtual private server, or cloud-based server. 

Very small businesses usually go with a shared hosting service or managed service. This service is comparatively cheap and easy to handle. The service provider will manage all the basic installments for you and you are given basic access to the server just to access files, emails, database, and all. You don’t have to configure any process or need any advanced knowledge of the server. 

A dedicated server, as its name says, you own a full dedicated server where you have managed all the basic configuration and settings of the software. This is needed for the big companies or the geeks who know how to manage servers and how to handle websites inside the server. For an organization to use the service, a qualified dedicated server manager is required. You can even host multiple websites inside your dedicated server without paying extra money to the server provider.

Cloud-based service provides a major impact on the business website and its hosting. Cloud is said to be more secure than traditional service providers. It provides more security, flexibility, availability, and speed. 

How to choose best hosting provider?

If you know which service is good for your company then the major area of concern is which service provider is better in the market. There are a number of service providers in Nepal with almost similar pricing, similar offers, and features. But the major area you should look at while selecting the service provider are: 

Price:

Of course, this is the first and major factor to be considered. To compare some of the hosting provider’s pricing and select one of the affordable ones. There are some companies that provide good services within very minimum pricing.

Uptime:

Just imagine when you click your website and you are just waiting to get a response for minutes. That’s not good right! Just select a better service provider which will give excellent Uptime and availability. 

Data security:

This should be a prior factor to be considered. Just select the hosting provider which provides good security of your data either in shared hosting, dedicated server, or any other service. 

Monthly traffic: 

You should know that some website hosting services have a monthly traffic limit. This means that after a specific amount of access, the server will charge an additional fee for “extra visitors” or will stop displaying your website on the web.

So check the monthly traffic details given by the web hosting provider and your website monthly traffic. Choose the plan according to your monthly traffic.

Customer support:

A hosting provider may provide a delicious package at affordable pricing. But do check their customer support and response time. This will matter a lot when you manage your server or you will use a dedicated server. In case of some crisis say: malware attack, server hacked, or data loss, you do need hosting provider support instantly. So consider this factor as important as others or even more.

Extra features:

There are a number of hosting providers so the market is full of competitors. Some of the hosting providers provide extra features within the same range of price. To discover some of the hosting providers that will give some extra features.

Hosting service providers in Nepal

Himalayan host

Babal host provides domain name and also provides hosting service. It has some major features like Unlimited hosting, Cloud Server, Cloud Reseller Hosting, WordPress hosting, Node.js Hosting, Python Hosting, Domain Registration

For the price and more details you can check it here: https://babal.host/

Nest Nepal:

Nest Nepal provides web hosting services and other hosting services such as WordPress hosting, Blog hosting, or Online Store hosting. The company has been providing services in the market since 2017. The company provides some basic services like:

  • Dedicated Hosting
  • VPS Hosting
  • Reseller Hosting

Agm web hosting:

AGM web hosting is one of the largest service providers in Nepal. It provides many services in the IT industry. It provides a domain for your website and also it hosts your website. Some of the features of agm web host are: Linux, hosting, windows hosting, reseller hosting, WordPress hosting, domain registration, and so on.

Prabhu host:

Prabhu host is a web hosting provider in Nepal and has started the service in 2018 A.D. Within a short period of time, Prabhu’s host has made its space in the crowd. It provides good services at a better price rate. We provide domain registration, Web Hosting, Cloud VPS, Dedicated Server, Managed AWS hosting, Managed Digitalocean Hosting, and Google Cloud Service in Nepal.

Web host Nepal:

Webhost Nepal provides website hosting services in various price ranges with varieties of service packages. It provides domain registration services along with web hosting like shared hosting, dedicated hosting or VPS, and so on.

eHosting server:

ehosting server is one of the good service providers with cheaper pricing. It also provides services like   Web Development Service, Domain Registration, App Development, SEO, and all other IT services.

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International Hosting Providers in Nepal

These are some web hosting providers in Nepal and there are more others. Apart from these providers, there are more big service providers internationally. Some of the webserver providers are;

Godaddy.com

Godaddy is one of the big domain name providers and also web hosting service providers. The company has 14 facilities around the globe and is recognized as one of the largest domain registrars.

GoDaddy Pros:

  • Good load time 
  • Average uptime (99.91%)
  • 100 GB website storage
  • cPanel and website builder access
  • Uptime guarantee for 99.90%

GoDaddy Cons:

  • SSL & email costs extra

Digitalocean

It is one of the largest service providers among all hosting service providers. Digitalocean provides vps, cloud hosting, shared hosting, and so on. 

Pros:

  • Monthly plan available
  • Good customer support
  • Affordable pricing
  • Easy to setup system

Blue host web hosting:

Blue host web hosting has been around since 2003 and they now host more than 2,000,000 websites. They are the most popular, low-cost hosting option for new websites.

Blue host Pros:

  • Good uptime (99.95%)
  • Decent speed (713 ms)
  • One-Click-Install for WordPress
  • Easy to use, beginner-friendly
  • Free domain and site builder
  • 24/7 support (chat and phone)

Blue host Cons

  • Discounts for longer plans only

Hostgator

HostGator is one of the most preferred options when it comes to blogging and for small business websites. They are perfect if you’re looking for the most affordable way to begin posting online. Hostgator provides many services with comparatively very low prices.

Hostinger

Hostinger offers extremely affordable hosting plans without compromising too much on the quality and performance of the service.

Pros:

  • Fast load time (382 ms)
  • Cheap pricing ($1.39/mo)
  • Datacenters in US, Europe & Asia
  • Free SSL certificate
  • 24/7 support chat

Cons:

  • No free domain
  • Poor uptime (99.74%)
  • Limited bandwidth on the cheapest plan

Siteground:

Siteground was founded in 2004 A.D. and has been providing services all over the world. It has a lot of good packages and is one of the oldest companies.

SiteGround Pros:

  • Fast load time 
  • Great uptime (99.99%)
  • Good customer support
  • Unlimited email accounts

SiteGround Cons:

  • Limited cheap plan

Dreamhost

DreamHost is one of the oldest web hosting providers. The company hosts over 1.5 million websites, blogs, and applications in more than 100 countries.

Pros:

  • Uptime guarantee
  • Monthly plans available
  • 97-day money back guarantee
  • Unlimited bandwidth and storage

Cons:

  • Poor uptime (99.84%)
  • Slow loading time (1350 ms)
  • No cPanel

A2 hosting:

A2 Hosting is reliable and was founded in 2001 A.D. It provides service at one of the cheapest pricing in the market.

Pros:  

  • Fast load time (284 ms)
  • Reliable uptime (99.98%)
  • WordPress optimized servers
  • Unlimited bandwidth and storage
  • 24/7 “Guru” chat support
  • 20+ email accounts

Cons:

  • Higher renewal cost

Hostpapa:

HostPapa was founded in 2006 and now, they’re hosting over 500,000 websites. They offer excellent features, great performance, and value for money.

HostPapa Pros

  • Great uptime (99.98%)
  • Fast average speed (569 ms)
  • Extensive Support Options
  • Proactive Security Features
  • 30-Days Money-Back Guarantee

HostPapa Cons

  • High Renewal Prices

There are more companies in the market that provide free hosting but with some limited features like, 000webhost, google cloud hosting, free hosting, hyperphp etc.