There are different varieties of hosting accounts suitable for different web sites with regard to the resources or the hosting environment they need. To select the most proper hosting service for your online portal, you have to judge what server-side software it demands, how many visits per day you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific needs that may need to be met.
Shared Web Hosting - Perquisites
The most relevant option for small size websites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting plan. With this form of web hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which lowers the total price per customer markedly. There are different web hosting packages varying from one provider to another, delivering different amounts of disk storage and bandwidth, different mailbox account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can pay for a plan that will provide the specs your web page really demands. 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 package that cannot host the web page. We, at , offer a vast selection of hosting accounts appropriate for private or small business web sites that even offer pre-installed script-powered platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it easier. If you begin with a less powerful package and you require more resources, upgrading to a more advanced account demands only a click.
Shared web hosting - Negative Aspects
A negative side of the shared web hosting platform is that the web servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to install additional software. Specific sites, above all web shops, need software applications to be installed on the server for them to function, and with a shared website hosting package, you can install solely software applications that do not require server root access.
Private Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Servers
For online portals that request complete server root access, or if your web portal has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of visits per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated package. A virtual web server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated hosting server and it behaves in a strictly identical way.
Virtual Web Servers
Both platforms normally come with root privileges and can be restarted through a software program by the customer, autonomously from the hosting supplier. Like the shared web hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated web server hosting packages have different specs depending on what the web hosting supplier has to offer. A VPS web server hosting package includes guaranteed storage space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can sometimes be extended for short stretches of time in case there are unused system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is using, and it can be revamped by altering or appending components. A Virtual Private Server is simpler to manipulate as it offers a virtualization console, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, monitor stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more complicated, so such an account would rather be resorted to by knowledgeable clients.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Yet, certain web hosting vendors provide managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they complete server management procedures on behalf of the customer. This can be a part of package or an additional option.
Before You Reach a Decision...
Opting for the top hosting package is vital as it can have an influence on the proper operation of a web portal. Before opting for an account, weigh the pros and cons, review completely all the requirements for the website to perform properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still not sure 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 happy to help you and answer all your questions.