There are different kinds of hosting solutions suitable for different websites in terms of the system resources or the hosting platform they need. To pick the most proper hosting service for your web site, you need to access what server-side software programs it demands, how many hits per day you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other special requirements that may have to be covered.
Shared Web Hosting - Positive Aspects
The most suitable choice for small websites with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this form of site hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which minimizes the total price per user noticeably. There are diverse web hosting solutions differing from one hosting vendor to another, supplying different amounts of disk storage space and monthly traffic, different email box account quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can obtain an account that will have the resources your site indeed demands. You will not have to pay a lot of cash for a plan you will not use, or end up with a small size package that cannot host the web site. We, at , offer an extensive selection of hosting packages suitable for private or small business pages that even come with pre-activated script-driven systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you begin with a low-end account and you require more resources, upgrading to a more powerful package involves just a mouse click.
Shared Web Hosting - Shortcomings
A weakness of the shared website hosting environment is that the web servers have some software installed on them and you cannot activate additional software applications. Some websites, particularly online storefronts, need applications to be present on the hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting plan, you can install solely software programs that do not require complete server root access.
VPS Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For web pages that require full server root access, or if your online portal has many 1000's or even millions of daily hits, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated web server and it behaves in absolutely the same manner.
Both environments normally come with root access and can be restarted through a software interface by the customer, independently from the hosting provider. Much like the shared website hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated web server plans comprise diverse functionalities depending on what the web hosting provider offers. A virtual hosting server plan has guaranteed server storage, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be expanded for brief spans of time if there are unused system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware configuration it is using, and it can be revamped by altering or adding components. A VPS web hosting server is simpler to manage as it includes a virtualization software platform, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install applications, examine stats, etc. The management of a dedicated server is more complicated, so such a solution would rather be utilized by proficient clients.
Still, some hosting corporations offer managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they complete server management procedures on behalf of the client. This can be a part of plan or an additional upgrade.
Before You Choose...
Selecting the top hosting package is essential as it can influence the stable work of a online portal. Prior to picking a package, weigh the pros and cons, examine carefully all the requirements for the web portal to work properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still not sure 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 assist you and answer all your questions.