There are different kinds of hosting services appropriate for different websites in relation to the system resources or the hosting environment they require. To select the most appropriate hosting service for your web site, you have to access what server-side software applications it demands, how many visits per day 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 - Perquisites
The most appropriate alternative for small scale web pages with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this form of site hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which lowers the total price per individual considerably. There are different web hosting plans differing from one hosting corporation to another, furnishing different amounts of hard disk storage and monthly bandwidth, different e-mail quotas and so on. The plus is that you can purchase a plan that will include the specifications your online portal indeed needs. You will not have to pay a lot of money for an account you will not use, or end up with a small sized account that cannot shelter the online portal. We, at , offer a large variety of hosting packages suitable for personal or small business pages that even include pre-installed script-based platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you begin with a low priced package and you need more features, moving to a more advanced package requires only a mouse click.
Shared website hosting - Weaknesses
A weakness of the shared web hosting solution is that the servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot install new software. Some websites, particularly online stores, require software applications to be installed on the web server for them to run, and with a shared website hosting account, you can activate only software programs that do not require complete server root access.
VPSs and Dedicated Web Servers
For web portals that demand full server root access, or if your online portal has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of hits per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated package. A virtual private web hosting server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated machine and it runs in precisely the same way.
Private Virtual Web Servers
Both platforms commonly come with full root privileges and can be rebooted via a software platform by the user, autonomously from the web hosting company. Similar to the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated server accounts come with diverse functionalities depending on what the hosting provider has to offer. A VPS web server plan has guaranteed web storage, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can at times be expanded for brief spells of time in case there are free system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware equipment it is making use of, and it can be revamped by changing or appending components. A virtual private web server is simpler to tackle as it includes a virtualization tool, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, monitor stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more elaborate, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by trained customers.
Yet, certain web hosting corporations offer managed dedicated hosting services where they complete dedicated web hosting server administration operations instead of the client. This can be included in the package or an extra option.
Before You Opt...
Settling on the top hosting plan is crucial as it can affect the proper performance of a website. Before selecting a package, compare the pros and cons, study thoroughly all the requirements for the web page to run properly, particularly if it is script-based. And if you are still not sure 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 assist you and answer all your questions.