There are different kinds of hosting plans appropriate for different web sites with regard to the system resources or the hosting platform they require. To pick the most relevant hosting service for your web portal, you need to access what server-side software programs it requires, how many hits per day you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other specific demands that may need to be fulfilled.
Shared Website Hosting - Positive Points
The most appropriate choice for small scale web portals with several hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this form of site hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which diminishes the total cost per individual critically. There are various web hosting accounts varying from one web host to another, offering different quotas of disk storage space and monthly bandwidth, different mail quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can pay for a package that will offer the specs your web page indeed demands. You will not have to pay plenty of cash for a plan you will not make use of, or wind up with a small scale package that cannot accommodate the website. We, at , offer an immense choice of hosting accounts appropriate for private or small business sites that even include pre-activated script-powered platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you begin with a less powerful account and you require more resources, upgrading to a more feature-rich account involves just a click of the mouse.
Shared web hosting - Disadvantages
A shortcoming of the shared web hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software programs installed on them and you cannot activate additional software programs. Certain websites, above all web stores, request applications to be installed on the hosting server for them to run, and with a shared web hosting environment, you can install only software programs that do not demand full root-level access.
Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Servers
For websites that request full root-level access, or if your web portal has many 1000's or even millions of visits per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated package. A VPS is a virtual imitation of a dedicated hosting server and it functions in a strictly identical way.
Virtual Private Servers
Both services usually include root-level access and can be rebooted through a software interface by the customer, independently from the hosting company. Like the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated hosting server packages come with different features depending on what the hosting provider offers. A VPS server hosting account includes guaranteed web space, RAM and CPU quotas that can at times be enhanced for short intervals of time if there are free system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limit is the hardware architecture it is using, and it can be upgraded by changing or adding components. A virtual web server is easier to handle as it comes with virtualization software, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, explore statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more complex, so such a plan would rather be used by experienced clients.
Yet, certain hosting corporations provide managed dedicated server hosting services where they execute dedicated web server management tasks on behalf of the client. This can be included in the package or an extra feature.
Before You Elect...
Settling on the top hosting package is vital as it can have an effect on the stable performance of a online portal. Before settling on a plan, compare the pros and cons, appraise thoroughly all the prerequisites for the web page to perform properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still not sure which is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.