There are different kinds of hosting accounts appropriate for different sites in terms of the system resources or the hosting platform they need. To select the most appropriate hosting service for your online portal, you must judge what server-side software it needs, how many hits per day you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other special demands that may have to be fulfilled.
Shared Hosting - Virtues
The most relevant choice for small scale web pages with a few hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this type of site hosting, each client pays only for their account, which minimizes the overall cost per user noticeably. There are diverse web hosting accounts differing from one hosting provider to another, delivering different quotas of data storage space and web traffic, different e-mail address account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can order a plan that will offer the specifications your website really demands. You will not have to pay a lot of cash for a plan you will not make use of, or end up with a small plan that cannot shelter the web portal. We, at , offer a great array of hosting plans suitable for personal or small business websites that even come with pre-installed script-driven platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you kick off with a low-end package and you demand more functionalities, upgrading to a more powerful package involves only a click of the mouse.
Shared Website Hosting - Disadvantages
A negative side of the shared hosting solution is that the web servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to activate additional software applications. Specific websites, above all web stores, demand applications to be available on the server for them to operate, and with a shared website hosting package, you can activate solely software applications that do not demand server root access.
VPS Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Servers
For web portals that demand complete server root access, or if your web site has many thousands or even millions of hits per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual private web server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated hosting server and it acts in exactly the same manner.
VPS Hosting Servers
Both environments traditionally include complete server root access and can be rebooted through a software platform by the client, independently from the hosting provider. Just like the shared web hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated web server hosting packages involve diverse specs depending on what the hosting company has to offer. A VPS web server package has guaranteed disk storage, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be extended for short intervals of time in case there are available resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limit is the hardware architecture it is availing of, and it can be upgraded by changing or adding components. A virtual private hosting server is simpler to handle as it arrives with a virtualization software platform, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, check stats, etc. The management of a dedicated web server is more elaborate, so such an account would rather be utilized by experienced customers.
Still, certain web hosting suppliers offer managed dedicated web hosting solutions where they implement web server management tasks on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the package or an additional option.
Prior To Choosing...
Choosing the top hosting package is important as it can have an influence on the stable operation of a web page. Before picking a plan, compare the pros and cons, survey carefully all the prerequisites for the online portal to operate properly, particularly if it is script-based. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.