There are different varieties of hosting packages appropriate for different web sites in terms of the system resources or the hosting platform they require. To pick the most optimal hosting service for your website, you have to reckon what server-side software applications it requires, how many daily hits you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special demands that may need to be fulfilled.
Shared web hosting - Virtues
The most proper alternative for small web portals with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this type of website hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which lowers the total price per client markedly. There are different web hosting accounts varying from one web hosting company to another, furnishing different quotas of storage space and monthly bandwidth, different email mailbox account quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can obtain a plan that will have the features your web page really demands. You will not need to pay plenty of cash for a package you will not make use of, or wind up with a small size account that cannot accommodate the web portal. We, at , offer a large array of hosting accounts suitable for personal or small business websites that even offer pre-installed script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you begin with a cheaper account and you require more system resources, moving to a more powerful plan requires just a click.
Shared Hosting - Inconveniences
A disadvantage of the shared web hosting platform is that the servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to install new software. Certain sites, particularly online storefronts, need software applications to be installed on the web hosting server for them to work, and with a shared hosting platform, you can install solely software platforms that do not require root-level access.
Private Virtual Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For online portals that demand server root access, or if your online portal has many 1000's or even millions of visitors per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual private hosting server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated web server and it runs in an exactly identical way.
Private Virtual Web Servers
Both environments commonly offer full server root access and can be restarted through a software interface by the user, autonomously from the hosting supplier. Much like the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting packages include diverse characteristics based on what the web hosting supplier has to offer. A virtual web server account offers guaranteed hard disk storage space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be enlarged for short spells of time in case there are available system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware equipment it is availing of, and it can be revved up by altering or appending components. A virtual server is easier to handle as it comprises a virtualization console, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, examine statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated server is more elaborate, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by qualified customers.
Dedicated Web Servers
Nonetheless, given hosts offer managed dedicated web server hosting services where they perform dedicated web server management tasks on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an extra service.
Before You Choose...
Selecting the top hosting plan is vital as it can affect the stable operation of a web site. Before selecting a plan, compare the pros and cons, check carefully all the preconditions for the website to perform properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.