There are different types of hosting accounts appropriate for different websites with regard to the resources or the hosting platform they need. To select the most relevant hosting service for your web site, you have to evaluate what server-side software programs it needs, how many daily hits you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific demands that may need to be satisfied.
Shared Web Hosting - Perquisites
The most suitable option for small size websites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this form of web hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which reduces the total price per customer critically. There are different web hosting plans varying from one web hosting vendor to another, furnishing different quotas of storage space and monthly bandwidth, different email quotas and so on. The good point is that you can purchase a package that will have the specifications your site really demands. You will not need to pay a lot of money for an account you will not utilize, or wind up with a small scale account that cannot shelter the site. We, at , offer a large choice of hosting accounts appropriate for private or small business web portals that even include pre-activated script-driven systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you commence with a less powerful package and you need more functionalities, moving to a more advanced account takes only a mouse click.
Shared web hosting - Drawbacks
A downside of the shared web hosting platform is that the servers have some software programs installed on them and you are unable to install additional software programs. Given web sites, above all online shops, need applications to be installed on the web server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting environment, you can activate only software that does not need complete root-level access.
VPS Servers and Dedicated Servers
For portals that demand full root-level access, or if your web portal has many 1000's or even millions of visits per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual web hosting server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated hosting server and it functions in strictly the same manner.
Virtual Web Servers
Both platforms normally give full root-level access and can be restarted via a software platform by the user, autonomously from the hosting provider. Much like the shared web hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated web server hosting accounts comprise different features based on what the hosting company offers. A Virtual Private Server web hosting package contains guaranteed hard disk storage space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can at times be enhanced for short stretches of time on condition that there are unused resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limiting factor is the hardware configuration it is making use of, and it can be revved up by changing or appending components. A virtual web hosting server is simpler to manage as it comes with a virtualization console, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, monitor stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more elaborate, so such a package would rather be used by qualified clients.
Still, certain web hosting suppliers provide managed dedicated web server hosting services where they perform server management operations instead of the customer. This can be a part of plan or an additional option.
Before You Choose...
Opting for the top hosting package is crucial as it can have an influence on the proper operation of a web page. Prior to selecting an account, weigh the pros and cons, explore thoroughly all the preconditions for the website to run properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.