There are different types of hosting solutions appropriate for different web pages in terms of the system resources or the hosting platform they demand. To select the most adequate hosting service for your web site, you must judge what server-side software programs it requires, how many visits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other special requirements that may have to be fulfilled.
Shared web hosting - Positive Sides
The most relevant alternative for small scale online portals with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting plan. With this form of website hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which reduces the total price per client considerably. There are diverse web hosting accounts differing from one hosting firm to another, providing different quotas of web space and traffic, different e-mail quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can obtain an account that will offer the resources your web page actually requires. You will not have to pay a lot of cash for an account you will not make use of, or end up with a small scale account that cannot accommodate the web site. We, at , offer an enormous array of hosting packages suitable for personal or small business sites that even include pre-installed script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things easier. If you kick off with a low-price package and you need more resources, moving to a high-end plan requires just a click of the mouse.
Shared web hosting - Disadvantages
A negative side of the shared web hosting environment is that the web hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to activate new software programs. Certain sites, chiefly online stores, demand applications to be present on the web hosting server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting environment, you can activate only software that does not need full root-level access.
Virtual Servers and Dedicated Servers
For sites that demand full server root access, or if your online portal has many thousands or even millions of visits per day, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS web hosting server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated machine and it performs in a precisely identical way.
Both services normally offer root privileges and can be restarted through a software interface by the customer, autonomously from the hosting supplier. Just like the shared website hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting plans comprise diverse characteristics based on what the web hosting company has to offer. A virtual private web server package contains guaranteed web storage space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be enlarged for short spans of time if there are spare resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limit is the hardware it is utilizing, and it can be configured by altering or appending components. A VPS web hosting server is easier to handle as it comes with a virtualization tool, which can be utilized to restart it, to install applications, monitor stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated server is more complicated, so such a package would rather be resorted to by experienced customers.
However, certain hosting vendors provide managed dedicated hosting solutions where they implement dedicated web hosting server administration assignments on behalf of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional option.
Prior To Electing...
Choosing the top hosting package is essential as it can influence the proper functioning of a online portal. Prior to choosing an account, compare the pros and cons, explore completely all the requirements for the site to function properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still unsure which one is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.