What is the difference between WordPress and VPS Hosting?

Our WordPress hosting is a shared environment. It allows you to share resource and software licensing costs with other users to get a better bang for your buck. For many WordPress sites this is a great solution.

We use Cloud Linux software on our WordPress servers to segregate your website. That means that even though your website is hosted on the same server as other WordPress websites, it has a virtual cage around it to keep you safe and separated from other websites.

However, if you have a site that regularly uses a large amount of resources or you need some special configuration a VPS is our solution. Each VPS can be configured independently and you can request much higher resource limits than our WordPress plans.

Does your hosting come with a control panel?

Yes, our WordPress and VPS plans include cPanel.

Do you have servers in my country?

Our WordPress hosting plans are ran on servers based in the United States. Our VPS plans are all setup as custom configurations. Because of this, we can host them in any country our hardware partners service.

Outside of the United States we can currently launch VPS servers in:

  • Australia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • More to come

Do I need to transfer my domain to you?

No, we don’t require you to transfer your domain. You just need to point your DNS record(s) to our servers.

Do you offer reseller hosting?

While you can host multiple sites on our larger plans and VPS plans, we don’t officially support reseller hosting. You are free to sell sites to your customers but you must provide them with support. We will only provide support to the account owner.

Can I have an e-commerce store on Iridium Hosting?

Absolutely, we are huge fans of WooCommerce. WooCommerce is an add on for WordPress that allows you to turn your WordPress website into a full fledged e-commerce site.

Do you offer “unlimited” space?

No we do not. Any host that says they do is lying. They will have some form of limiting you even if they don’t explicitly say a number of GB in regards to space. Our limits are clearly posted for each plan.

Can I have shell access?

We allow shell access on our VPS plans. We do not currently allow shell access on our WordPress hosting plans.

Can I have root access?

We allow root access on our VPS plans. We will not allow root access on our WordPress hosting plans.

Can I use Cloudflare?

Yes and we encourage it. Using Cloudflare is an added security layer for your site and in most cases it will also help your site load faster for visitors all over the globe.

What web server do you use?

Our WordPress hosting plans use Litespeed web server. Litespeed is much faster than Apache. Some people claim it is 20x faster than Apache. With our VPS plans, you can choose which web server you want to use. We can support Apache, NGINX, Litespeed and Open Litespeed. Because each Litespeed install requires a paid license, it has an additional cost on VPS plans.