There are various types of hosting solutions suitable for different web portals in terms of the resources or the hosting environment they require. To select the best hosting service for your web portal, you must calculate what server-side software programs it requires, how many daily hits you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific needs that may need to be covered.
Shared website hosting - Advantages
The most suitable choice for small sized sites with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this type of hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which lowers the overall price per person substantially. There are diverse web hosting accounts varying from one company to another, furnishing different amounts of web storage and monthly traffic, different mailbox account quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can buy an account that will provide the specifications your web page actually demands. You will not need to pay a lot of cash for an account you will not avail of, or end up with a small sized package that cannot shelter the online portal. We, at , offer an extensive selection of hosting packages suitable for private or small business sites that even include pre-installed script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you commence with a cheaper account and you require more resources, moving to a better plan involves only a click.
Shared web hosting - Weaknesses
A negative aspect of the shared web hosting solution is that the hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot activate new software. Certain websites, particularly online storefronts, need applications to be installed on the web hosting server for them to run, and with a shared hosting environment, you can activate solely software that does not need server root access.
Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For websites that demand complete server root access, or if your website has many thousands or even millions of daily hits, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated package. A VPS hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated hosting server and it operates in strictly the same manner.
Virtual Web Servers
Both services traditionally offer full root access and can be restarted via a software platform by the customer, independently from the hosting supplier. Similar to the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated server packages include diverse characteristics depending on what the web hosting supplier offers. A virtual server plan includes guaranteed hard disk storage space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can at times be enhanced for brief periods of time provided that there are spare system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limiting factor is the hardware it is making use of, and it can be revamped by changing or adding components. A private virtual web server is easier to handle as it offers a virtualization panel, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, check statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web server is more complicated, so such a solution would rather be used by tech-savvy customers.
Nonetheless, certain hosting firms provide managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they implement dedicated server administration tasks instead of the customer. This can be included in the package or an extra option.
Prior To Deciding...
Picking the top hosting package is crucial as it can affect the stable functioning of a site. Before choosing a plan, compare the pros and cons, investigate completely all the prerequisites for the website to run properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still not sure which is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.