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There are various varieties of hosting services suitable for different web pages when it comes to the system resources or the hosting platform they need. To select the best hosting service for your web site, you must calculate what server-side software it needs, how many daily visits you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special demands that may need to be covered.
Shared web hosting - Positive Aspects
The best choice for small sized sites with a few hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this type of webspace hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which lowers the total price per person substantially. There are different web hosting solutions varying from one hosting corporation to another, providing different quotas of web storage space and monthly bandwidth, different e-mailbox account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can pay for a package that will offer the resources your online portal in fact demands. You will not need to pay lots of money for a package you will not utilize, or end up with a small size account that cannot shelter the online portal. We, at Web Hosting and Servers, offer a wide variety of hosting accounts suitable for private or small business web portals that even offer pre-installed script-powered systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you commence with a low-price plan and you require more features, upgrading to a more powerful package takes just a click.
Shared web hosting - Weaknesses
A weakness of the shared hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to activate new software programs. Some websites, particularly online stores, demand software applications to be present on the web hosting server for them to run, and with a shared website hosting plan, you can activate only software that does not demand server root access.
Private Virtual Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For online portals that demand full server root access, or if your website has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of daily visitors, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS server is a software emulation of a dedicated machine and it performs in precisely the same manner.
Virtual Hosting Servers
Both solutions commonly give full server root access and can be restarted via a software program by the user, independently from the hosting supplier. Similar to the shared website hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting plans include different functionalities based on what the hosting supplier has to offer. A VPS server account offers guaranteed hard disk storage space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can at times be boosted for short stretches of time provided that there are available resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limitation is the hardware it is availing of, and it can be revved up by changing or adding components. A VPS is easier to tackle as it includes virtualization software, which can be utilized to restart it, to install applications, check stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web server is more complex, so such a plan would rather be used by practiced users.
However, some hosting firms provide managed dedicated hosting solutions where they implement dedicated hosting server management tasks instead of the client. This can be a part of package or an additional feature.
Before You Select...
Picking the top hosting plan is crucial as it can have an effect on the stable performance of a website. Prior to selecting a package, weigh the pros and cons, study carefully all the prerequisites for the online portal to work properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still unsure which one is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.