Apache Hosting

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  • Excellent performance
  • State of the art security
  • Unique versatility
  • Broad database support
  • Unrivaled reliability
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Essential Features

  • Free Website Transfer
  • Free Cloudflare CDN
  • Free one-on-one training
  • Free Let's Encrypt SSL
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • Starter Website Builder (2 pages)
  • Softaculous with 400+ Free Apps
  • CloudLinux servers
  • 24/7 Support
  • 99.9% Uptime
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

Essential Features

  • Free Website Transfer
  • Free Cloudflare CDN
  • Free one-on-one training
  • Free Let's Encrypt SSL
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • Business Website Builder (1000 pages)
  • Softaculous with 400+ Free Apps
  • CloudLinux servers
  • 24/7 Support
  • 99.9% Uptime
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

Advanced Features

  • Unlimited add-on domains
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • Unlimited MYSQL databases
  • 2x more CPU and MYSQL resources

Performance Enhancements

  • Rocket Fast Servers
  • 300% Performance Boost
  • Fewer accounts per server
  • Website Builder upgrade to Business plan with 1000 pages
  • 4x more CPU and MYSQL resources

Security Enhancements

  • Premium Wildcard SSL
  • Automated Website Backup
  • SiteLock Detect
  • Domain Privacy

Apache Hosting from HostPapa

HostPapa offers Apache hosting to meet the needs of any business.

Whether you run an e-commerce site, a blog, or any kind of promotional website, you need a secure and reliable web server that's capable of delivering content to site visitors.

For millions of websites, Apache is that web server.

It's a fast, low-cost, stable platform for serving up web content of all types. Its ease-of-use and proven performance have made Apache a popular choice for businesses of all sizes.

HostPapa has Apache hosting plans that give you the power of the world's most popular web server software.

Apache: A Reliable Foundation for Your Website

Web hosting that gives you a secure, reliable way to deliver content to your users doesn't have to be expensive or hard to manage. At the core of the most popular hosting plans is Apache web server software.

HostPapa provides the best Apache hosting plans to meet the needs of any size or type of business. Our Apache hosting solutions give site owners great performance and flexibility with rock-solid security, all in a low-cost, easy-to-use package.

The Advantages of Apache Hosting

Apache dominates the web server category of software, with more installations than any other system. Here's a list of reasons for its overwhelming success.

Reliability

As the most stable web server software available, Apache is responsible for millions of websites experiencing years of uninterrupted service.

State of the Art Apache Security

Apache's highly-trusted and regularly updated security module is a native implementation of a web application firewall. It's extremely effective, in part, because of the vigilant user community that ensures there's never a lapse in the software's ability to keep your data safe.

Flexibility

Due to its module-based structure, Apache can be configured to satisfy the requirements of any web hosting platform, including shared hosting and VPS. Our Linux hosting also ensures that all popular applications you can choose from will run smoothly and that you will have a reliable and strong website!

Community and Support

Apache is frequently updated and has a large, active community of web developers that supports the software.

Ease-of-use

Apache is easy to configure and simple for beginners to learn. In fact, you can work with popular CMSs like WordPress on an Apache web server without doing any customization at all.

Cost-Effective Apache Hosting

Apache is open-source software, so it's free to use. That means hosting companies can provide it as part of low-cost plans.

Broad Database Support for Apache

Apache works with a wide range of popular open-source databases, including MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Platform Independence

Although it's most widely used on UNIX-based operating systems, Apache will run on Windows servers as well.

As you can see, an Apache web server is an excellent choice for any business that needs a versatile, secure, and stable platform that's capable of delivering content to its site's visitors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Apache hosting is web hosting built around the powerful server software, Apache. Apache is open-source web server software that powers a huge number of websites. Since 1995, it's been building a reputation as the best web server available.

All around the globe, when a user types a URL into the address bar or clicks a link, Apache is usually responsible for delivering the requested content. Apache serves the content to the user, so the name "web server" applies perfectly.

In the web server category, Apache beats all competitors, but how can it be so much better than other web server software? To really appreciate the value of Apache, it helps to know how web servers work. In the next section, we'll take a quick look at their basic functionality.

First, we should acknowledge the hardware/software distinction. Hosting providers manage large, air-conditioned rooms full of rack-mounted computers called "servers."

Those machines run web server software that can access content stored on them and serve it to website visitors. Servers are also used to run software that performs more specialized functions, like dedicated email server software, for example.

When discussing a web server, people mean the software.

Web server software is not just a utility application that sends out HTML files upon request; its functionality is far more sophisticated than that.

A web server establishes and maintains a connection for sending content and managing communication between the server and visitors' browsers. It's responsible for ensuring that the information is transferred back and forth in a secure way, and it's able to process requests based on instructions embedded in HTML files. Lines of code written in programming languages like PHP instruct web servers in the dynamic delivery of content.

Apache is web server software of the highest quality. It's stable and lightning-fast, plus its module-based structure makes it easy to enable and disable specialized functionality, fine-tune how URLs are handled, define security options, optimize data caching, etc.

Now, with some needed background information in place, let's examine how Apache stacks up against some other popular web servers.

Apache isn't the only web server out there. Although it's the most widely used, there are alternatives.

One popular web server is Nginx. It's open-source like Apache, was first released in 2004, and has earned a large user community. It's known for being able to handle a huge number of simultaneous connections. For most businesses, Apache's performance in that regard is more than sufficient.

Most websites are hosted on Linux or another UNIX-based OS, an environment where open-source software like Apache and Nginx are designed to run.

In the world of commercial software solutions, you'll find Microsoft's web server software, ISS.

Unlike Apache, which is made to integrate with open source programming languages like PHP and databases like MySQL, IIS is made to work with ASP.NET and MSSQL databases. While some tests have shown that IIS is faster and better at managing server resources than Apache, any such performance gains are not worth the cost of ignoring web hosting that takes advantage of open-source software.

So, to answer the question, for most small- and medium-sized businesses, Apache is the best choice among web server options. Now, let's drill down on that idea and explore some of the advantages of Apache hosting.

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Think of web hosting as renting a piece of land to build an online presence. When you buy web hosting you are buying space and resources on a server needed to build and present a website. HostPapa's web hosting plan gives you the space and a ton of support features, tools and expert support so you can have the website of your dreams.

HostPapa offers many great tools that can help you make a professional website. Our favorite is the HostPapa Website Builder which is included free with all shared web hosting plans. HostPapa’s Website Builder will help you get a professional-looking website off the ground in minutes. You can also use WordPress, Joomla! or any of the many website building tools offered for free with our 1-click script installer, Softaculous.

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HostPapa is pleased to offer our clients a free domain registration when they sign up for a minimum one-year term. The free domain registration offer is valid with all annual plans for the first year you are a HostPapa client.

HostPapa's web hosting plans are feature-rich and have been crafted to offer a wide range of tools and services for beginners, expert webmasters, and everyone in between. All you have to do is pick a plan based on the features that you want. If you change your mind you can always contact our 24/7/365 support team and they will get you set up with the solution that you choose. HostPapa also offers add-on options so you can customize the perfect web hosting solution - just for you!

All HostPapa customers receive access to our free, proprietary Hostpapa Dashboard which will allow you to easily manage your billing, domains and addon services in addition to being your gateway to HostPapa’s award-winning team of PapaSquad customer service and support representatives. Of course, the HostPapa Dashboard is also where you’ll get the latest HostPapa news, account notifications, promotions, and exclusive customer-only discounts.

Rocket Fast Premium Servers (included in the Business Pro web hosting plan) have up to 300% better performance than regular servers with double the RAM and double the hard drives.

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Welcome to the HostPapa family! After signing up with HostPapa, you will receive two emails at the address you provided on the signup form: a signup email and a billing notification email.

Once the payment is processed you will receive a welcome email with your login information (all the information you need to access your HostPapa hosting account), along with useful links to help you get started. When you receive this email your hosting account is ready for use.

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With our Business and Business Pro plans you can host as many domains and websites as you like. With our Starter plan, you can host up to two websites, which is why it’s perfect for new business or startups that are in need of an online presence fast and economically. And of course, as you grow, you are more than welcome to upgrade to a more powerful and flexible plan to suit your expanding business needs.

HostPapa is pleased to offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on our web hosting plans. For more information please see our Canncellation Policy.

  • The initial discounted pricing applies to the first billing cycle for new online orders only and does not apply to renewals or upgrades. Price is subject to change.
  • Unlimited as it applies to regular small business use, in accordance with our Acceptable Use Policy.

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So, you want to get technical? At HostPapa, we pride ourselves on the power, security and reliability of our server architecture which means we love it when customers want to dig even deeper into our detailed specs.

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  • All the hosting basics you need to succeed:
  • Number of websites
  • SSD storage
  • Bandwidth usage
  • Free domain registration†
  • Create the website of your dreams with builders and apps:
  • Website Builder Edition
  • Mobile-friendly responsive design templates
  • One-click app install (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal)
  • Stay connected with robust email features:
  • Email accounts
  • Email forwarding accounts
  • Email autoresponders
  • IMAP/IMAP-SSL connections
  • Private Nameservers
  • SMTP/SMTP-SSL connections
  • Email aliases
  • Email virus scanning
  • SpamAssassin spam protection
  • SpamExperts
  • Web Disk (WebDAV)
  • Business grade email available
  • Individual mailbox storage
  • Overall mailbox storage
  • Email sends per hour
  • Email attachment size
  • Sell products and generate revenue right from your website:
  • Free Joomla (1-click setup)
  • HostPapa Website Builder
  • PayPal merchant compatible
  • OS Commerce Cart (1-click setup)
  • Open Cart (1-click setup)
  • Prestashop (1-click setup)
  • AbanteCart
  • CubeCart (1-click setup)
  • Increase website functionality with the latest software:
  • 24/7 FTP access
  • FTPS (SSL/TLS)
  • phpMyAdmin
  • MySQL 5.6 databases
  • PHP 5.6, 7.0 (Choose Your Version)
  • Blogs (WordPress, b2evolution +)
  • HostPapa Website Builder
  • WordPress (1-click setup)
  • Joomla (1-click setup)
  • Drupal (1-click setup)
  • Image Magick, NetPRM, GD
  • Softaculous script installer (400+ Scripts FREE)
  • Image galleries (Gallery2, Coppermine, & more)
  • Content management systems (PHPNuke, Mambo, Joomla!, Moodle, & more)
  • Wiki (Tiki Wiki & more)
  • Custom cron jobs
  • Custom error pages
  • Improve customer experience and search rankings with fast load speeds:
  • State-of-the-art performance servers and equipment
  • Enhanced SSD drives
  • Cloudflare Content Delivery Network - faster page load speeds
  • Rocket fast premium servers
  • More resources allocated per account
  • Fewer accounts on server
  • Enhanced performance
  • Grow your brand with added domains:
  • Hosted domains
  • Sub domains
  • Unlimited addon domains
  • Unlimited parked domains
  • International domains
  • Domain forwarding
  • Free registrar transfers
  • Easy account management and a user-friendly control panel:
  • HostPapa dashboard
  • cPanel control panel
  • Domain manager
  • Softaculous (1-Click Drupal, WordPress & Joomla Install)
  • Cloudflare Free CDN (Faster Page Loads)
  • DNS management
  • Easy web based file manager
  • Account statistics
  • Graphical web stats (AWstats)
  • Access to raw log files
  • Multiple FTP accounts
  • Keep your data and customer information safe and secure:
  • Server firewall, monitoring and intrusion detection
  • DDoS attack prevention and responses
  • Secured entrance/exit
  • RAID-10 redundancy
  • Redundant carriers
  • Network monitoring
  • Brute force detection
  • CloudLinux O/S protection
  • Patchman enhanced auto-security
  • ModSecurity
  • Let's Encrypt SSL
  • Advanced security features
  • Domain Privacy protection
  • Premium Wildcard SSL certificate
  • Automated Website Backup (1GB)
  • SiteLock Detect
  • Dedicated IP address
  • Server resources
  • 32 GB RAM Storage per server minimum
  • 32 core minimum per server
  • Award-winning customer support in four languages:
  • Award-winning PapaSquad Support team available 24/7
  • Free 30-minute training sessions
  • Free website migrations - handsfree
  • 24/7 live telephone support
  • Multilingual Support (English, French, Spanish & German)
  • 24/7 email support
  • 24/7 live chat support
  • Knowledge base
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee†
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • BBB Accredited - A+ rating
  • Verified over 5000+ 5-star ratings

Server Resources

  • Entry points: 10
  • CPU cores: 1 core
  • MySQL Usage: 1 core MySQL
  • Memory per process: 1024 MB
  • Inodes: 150,000
  • Minimum Cron Job Interval: 30 minutes
  • Database size: 500 MB
  • Table size: 250 MB

Server Resources

  • Entry points: 20
  • CPU cores: 2 cores
  • MySQL Usage: 2 core MySQL
  • Memory per process: 1024MB
  • Inodes: 300,000
  • Minimum Cron Job Interval: 30 minutes
  • Database size: 1000MB
  • Table size: 500MB

Server Resources

  • Entry points: 40
  • CPU cores: 4 cores
  • MySQL Usage: 4 cores MySQL
  • Memory per process: 1024MB
  • Inodes: 450,000 inodes
  • Minimum Cron Job Interval: 30 minutes
  • Database size: 2000MB
  • Table size: 1000MB

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