There are different kinds of hosting plans appropriate for different web sites in relation to the resources or the hosting environment they need. To select the best hosting service for your web page, you must estimate what server-side software it demands, how many hits per day you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other specific needs that may have to be satisfied.
Shared Web Hosting - Perquisites
The most adequate alternative for small sized sites with several hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this type of website hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which minimizes the overall cost per person seriously. There are different web hosting plans varying from one web hosting vendor to another, providing different quotas of storage space and traffic, different email mailbox account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can buy an account that will have the features your web site actually demands. You will not need to pay plenty of money for a plan you will not make use of, or end up with a small size package that cannot accommodate the website. We, at , offer a large assortment of hosting packages suitable for personal or small business portals that even provide pre-installed script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you kick off with a low-end account and you demand more system resources, upgrading to a more feature-rich plan takes only a mouse click.
Shared web hosting - Negative Sides
A negative aspect of the shared web hosting environment is that the web servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot install additional software applications. Certain web pages, mainly online shops, need applications to be available on the web server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting solution, you can activate only software that does not need full root access.
VPS Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Servers
For web portals that need root-level access, or if your web page has many thousands or even millions of daily visits, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual web server is a software emulation of a dedicated machine and it performs in absolutely the same way.
Both platforms usually provide full root privileges and can be rebooted via a software platform by the user, autonomously from the hosting company. Much like the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting accounts come with diverse functionalities depending on what the hosting provider has to offer. A private virtual web server account has guaranteed hard disk storage space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can occasionally be extended for brief spells of time if there are unused resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web server, the only limit is the hardware configuration it is using, and it can be revved up by altering or appending components. A virtual hosting server is simpler to administer as it includes a virtualization software platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, explore stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more complicated, so such a solution would rather be used by competent clients.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
Nonetheless, given web hosting firms offer managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they execute server management operations instead of the customer. This can be included in the package or an additional service.
Before You Elect...
Settling on the top hosting plan is important as it can affect the stable operation of a web site. Before picking a plan, compare the pros and cons, examine carefully all the preconditions for the web 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, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.