There are different varieties of hosting accounts suitable for different web portals in regard to the resources or the hosting platform they require. To choose the most relevant hosting service for your web site, you need to reckon what server-side software applications it requires, how many visits per day you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other special requirements that may need to be satisfied.
Shared Hosting - Dividends
The best alternative for small size sites with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this type of webspace hosting, each client pays only for their account, which diminishes the overall price per user considerably. There are diverse web hosting accounts varying from one hosting vendor to another, offering different quotas of web storage and web traffic, different electronic mail account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can pay for a plan that will have the features your online portal actually needs. You will not have to pay a lot of cash for a plan you will not make use of, or end up with a small size package that cannot shelter the website. We, at , offer a great variety of hosting accounts suitable for private or small business portals that even include pre-installed script-powered platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you begin with a low-cost plan and you need more system resources, upgrading to a more powerful package takes only a mouse click.
Shared web hosting - Negative Sides
A shortcoming of the shared web hosting environment is that the hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot activate new software platforms. Certain web pages, above all online shops, demand applications to be available on the web server for them to perform, and with a shared hosting plan, you can install solely software applications that do not demand server root access.
Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For web portals that need complete server root access, or if your web portal has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of daily visitors, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated package. A VPS server is a software emulation of a dedicated web server and it runs in absolutely the same way.
Virtual Hosting Servers
Both solutions usually provide complete root access and can be rebooted through a software tool by the user, autonomously from the hosting provider. Analogous to the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web server hosting accounts involve diverse functionalities based on what the hosting provider has to offer. A Virtual Private Server package contains guaranteed data storage space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can at times be extended for short stretches of time on condition that there are available system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limit is the hardware equipment it is making use of, and it can be revamped by altering or appending components. A private virtual server is easier to run as it involves a virtualization platform, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, monitor stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more elaborate, so such a solution would rather be utilized by competent clients.
However, given hosting corporations provide managed dedicated web hosting solutions where they execute hosting server management operations instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional option.
Before You Choose...
Selecting the top hosting plan is vital as it can influence the proper operation of a web site. Prior to choosing a plan, compare the pros and cons, review thoroughly all the preconditions for the website to run properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still unsure which is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.