There are different types of hosting solutions suitable for different web sites in regard to the resources or the hosting environment they demand. To choose the most appropriate hosting service for your web page, you have to judge what server-side software it demands, how many daily hits you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other specific demands that may need to be answered.
Shared Hosting - Dividends
The best alternative for small sites with several hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this type of web hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which lowers the total price per customer drastically. There are diverse web hosting accounts differing from one web hosting company to another, delivering different quotas of data space and web traffic, different email account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can purchase a package that will include the specs your web portal indeed needs. You will not need to pay a lot for a package you will not make use of, or wind up with a small plan that cannot host the website. We, at , offer a wide assortment of hosting solutions appropriate for personal or small business web portals that even provide pre-installed script-based systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it easier. If you kick off with a less powerful package and you demand more system resources, upgrading to a more powerful account requires just a click.
Shared Hosting - Minuses
A disadvantage of the shared hosting platform is that the web servers have some software programs installed on them and you are unable to activate new software programs. Some sites, especially web stores, request applications to be installed on the server for them to operate, and with a shared website hosting environment, you can install only software applications that do not require full server root access.
Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For web sites that need full root access, or if your site has many 1000's or even millions of hits per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual web hosting server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated machine and it acts in an exactly identical manner.
Virtual Private Hosting Servers
Both environments generally offer complete root-level access and can be restarted through a software interface by the customer, independently from the hosting provider. Much like the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting server accounts comprise different characteristics based on what the web hosting company offers. A virtual server package offers guaranteed hard disk storage space, RAM and CPU quotas that can at times be extended for short spells of time provided that there are spare system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limit is the hardware configuration it is using, and it can be configured by changing or adding components. A virtual private web hosting server is easier to run as it offers a virtualization tool, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install applications, explore stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web server is more complicated, so such an account would rather be used by experienced clients.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Still, certain hosting suppliers provide managed dedicated hosting services where they run dedicated web hosting server administration assignments instead of the client. This can be included in the package or an extra service.
Prior To Reaching a Decision...
Opting for the top hosting package is crucial as it can affect the proper functioning of a online portal. Before selecting a plan, weigh the pros and cons, examine carefully all the prerequisites for the online portal to operate properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt which 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.