There are various varieties of hosting solutions appropriate for different sites with regard to the resources or the hosting environment they demand. To choose the most adequate hosting service for your web page, you need 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 have to be met.
Shared Hosting - Positive Sides
The most relevant alternative for small size web portals with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this form of webspace hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which decreases the total cost per customer drastically. There are various web hosting plans varying from one hosting vendor to another, delivering different amounts of server storage space and bandwidth, different email address account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can buy a plan that will have the specs your site actually requires. You will not have to pay a lot of cash for a plan you will not make use of, or wind up with a small size package that cannot accommodate the site. We, at , offer a wide selection of hosting packages suitable for private or small business web pages that even come with pre-installed script-based platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you begin with a less powerful plan and you demand more features, upgrading to a more feature-rich account requires only a click of the mouse.
Shared Website Hosting - Weak Sides
A downside of the shared web hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to activate additional software platforms. Certain web portals, chiefly online shops, demand software applications to be present on the hosting server for them to function, and with a shared web hosting solution, you can activate only software programs that do not demand full root access.
Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For websites that request complete server root access, or if your web site has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of daily visitors, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS is a software simulation of a dedicated web server and it runs in strictly the same manner.
Virtual Web Servers
Both solutions traditionally come with full root-level access and can be rebooted via a software platform by the customer, autonomously from the hosting provider. Similar to the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting server plans involve diverse specifications depending on what the web hosting company offers. A VPS web server plan contains guaranteed server space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can at times be enlarged for short periods of time in case there are spare resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limit is the hardware architecture it is availing of, and it can be upgraded by changing or adding components. A virtual private web hosting server is easier to manipulate as it includes a virtualization console, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, monitor stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more complex, so such a package would rather be used by qualified clients.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Nevertheless, certain hosting firms offer managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they carry out dedicated web hosting server management procedures on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the package or an additional feature.
Before You Decide...
Picking the top hosting package is crucial as it can influence the stable functioning of a website. Before choosing a package, weigh the pros and cons, investigate carefully all the prerequisites for the online portal to perform properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.