There are different kinds of hosting accounts appropriate for different websites with regard to the system resources or the hosting environment they need. To choose the most suitable hosting service for your online portal, you must access what server-side software applications it needs, how many hits per day you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other special demands that may have to be met.
Shared website hosting - Perks
The most suitable option for small sized web portals with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting account. With this type of web space hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which decreases the overall cost per client noticeably. There are different web hosting plans differing from one host to another, delivering different quotas of server storage space and monthly bandwidth, different e-mail quotas and so on. The plus is that you can buy a plan that will provide the specs your online portal indeed requires. You will not need to pay a lot for a package you will not use, or wind up with a small account that cannot shelter the online portal. We, at , offer a big collection of hosting plans suitable for personal or small business portals that even include pre-installed script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it simpler. If you kick off with a low-cost account and you need more functionalities, moving to a high-end package requires just a mouse click.
Shared website hosting - Negative Sides
A shortcoming of the shared website hosting solution is that the web servers have some software installed on them and you cannot activate additional software applications. Given web pages, above all web shops, need software applications to be present on the hosting server for them to function, and with a shared web hosting account, you can install only software programs that do not request complete root-level access.
VPS Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For web portals that require complete root access, or if your website has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of hits per day, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS hosting server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated machine and it works in an exactly identical way.
Virtual Private Web Servers
Both services commonly include full root access and can be rebooted through a software tool by the client, independently from the web hosting company. Just like the shared website hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated hosting accounts come with different features based on what the hosting vendor offers. A virtual web hosting server package contains guaranteed web storage space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be extended for short stretches of time provided that there are available system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is making use of, and it can be upgraded by altering or adding components. A virtual web hosting server is easier to run as it includes a virtualization console, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, check stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more intricate, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by trained clients.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Nevertheless, certain web hosting corporations provide managed dedicated web server hosting services where they run web hosting server management tasks on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an additional service.
Prior To Selecting...
Selecting the top hosting plan is important as it can have an effect on the proper performance of a web page. Prior to choosing a package, weigh the pros and cons, inspect carefully all the requirements for the online portal to work properly, especially 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 reps will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.