Pair Networks Blog Quizzes Quiz: Which Type of Web Hosting Is Right for You?

Quiz: Which Type of Web Hosting Is Right for You?

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Updated: May 3, 2018

If you’re not sure what type of web hosting you need, take our quiz! With a few simple questions, we can help you decide among Shared, WordPress, VPS, and Dedicated hosting. Get started here:

which type of web hosting do you need? Take our quiz!

Take Our Web Hosting Quiz

1. What is your monthly budget for web hosting?

a. $5 – $10

b. $15 – $30

c. $30 – $200

d. $200+

2. What kind of website or websites do you have?

a. Personal blog or portfolio

b. WordPress site

c. Ecommerce site

d. Business or enterprise-level websites

3. What kind of support do you want?

a. Phone, email, and live chat / unlimited

b. Phone and email / limited support

c. Email only / almost no support

d. No support needed

4. How many websites do you have?

a. 1

b. 2 or 3

c. 5 – 20

d. 20+

5. On average, how much monthly traffic do you have or anticipate having?

a. 0-1,000 sessions

b. 1,000-5,000 sessions

c. 5,000-10,000 sessions

d. 10,000+ sessions

6. How much storage do you need?

a. I’m not sure

b. 20 GB

c. 30 GB

d. 500 GB

7. Do you need help migrating your website?

a. I’m not sure

b. Yes

c. Only limited assistance

d. No

8. Do you need regular website backups?

a. No, I don’t think so

b. Yes, daily

c. Yes, weekly

d. Yes, but only when requested

9. Will you also need an SSL Certificate?

a. No, I don’t think so

b. Yes, as long as it’s free

c. Yes, as long as it’s not too expensive

d. Yes, I need to secure my site at any cost


Congrats! You’ve completed the quiz! To get your results, continue reading the sections below that correlate with the majority of your responses to find your perfect web hosting match.

Mostly A

If the majority of your responses were option A, Shared hosting will likely meet your needs. Shared hosting will fit your budget at only $5.95/month and it’s ideal for personal websites, blogs, or portfolios. It’s also a good starting point if you’re not sure how much storage or bandwidth you need yet. Our Shared hosting packages include unlimited domain hosting, 500 custom email addresses, and are easily scalable. So, if you need more resources later on, you can upgrade your account quickly.

Mostly B

If most of your responses were option B, especially for questions one and two, then WordPress hosting will likely work best for you. Our WordPress packages are specially customized to work for WordPress websites and include automatic WP core updates, staging, automated backups, and Let’s Encrypt access. WP plans are also easily scalable. As your site grows and your website traffic increases, you can upgrade your plan as needed. Get started with our WP hosting plans at only $14.95/month with daily backups and the WordFence plugin included.

All pair Networks plans come with access to a one-click WordPress installation tool called pairSIM (pair’s Software Installation Manager). So, no matter what hosting plan you choose, you can add pairSIM to install, upgrade, and manage WordPress.

Mostly C

If most of your responses were option C, VPS or virtual private server hosting will work best for you. VPS hosting provides enough resources and effective security for growing ecommerce sites. Whether you’re just starting your online business or are already seeing significant spikes in web traffic, you can benefit from VPS hosting. With your VPS hosting plan, you can host unlimited domains and websites on fully-managed servers running on SSD.

Starting at only $29.95/month, our flexible VPS plans allow you to upgrade or downgrade services with seasonal traffic. For example, if you sell Halloween costumes on your ecommerce site, you’ll likely see more traffic in October than the rest of the year. With pair Networks, you can increase your services for the month of October and then downgrade for the rest of the year when you expect less traffic on your site.

Mostly D

If most of your responses were option D, you have multiple websites with tons of web traffic that only a Dedicated hosting plan can handle. Often, businesses or large corporations will use Dedicated servers to manage their websites, because they offer the most storage and security. You can get started with Dedicated server hosting at only $199.95/month. Our fully-managed Dedicated servers also include unlimited mailboxes, full development environment, and custom-built hardware designed to ensure quality.

Many websites requiring a Dedicated server, also require custom hosting solutions. You can contact us and we’ll can work together to build the perfect hosting plan for you.

SSL Certificates

No matter what option you chose for question nine, you can add a pairSSL certificate to all of the types of web hosting plans. Starting at only $10/year, pairSSL will help keep your site secure and even improve your search ranking. You can also add a free Let’s Encrypt certificate to your plan, but it may have more limitations when it comes to the relying party warranty and number of domains.

Thank you for taking our quiz! If you’re still not sure which web hosting plan you need, contact us! With a little more information about your website, we can help you find the best plan to fit your needs. Email us at [email protected] or give us a call at 1.877.724.7638. We look forward to hearing from you!

Suggested Reading:

Shared, VPS, & Dedicated Hosting Platforms – What’s the Difference?

Web Hosting Support vs. Reliability

An Introduction to SSL Certificates