There are various kinds of hosting plans appropriate for different web pages in relation to the resources or the hosting platform they demand. To select the most adequate hosting service for your site, you have to judge what server-side software applications it requires, how many visits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific demands that may need to be answered.
Shared website hosting - Privileges
1 website hosted
5 websites hosted
The most appropriate choice for small sized online portals with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this type of hosting, each client pays only for their account, which minimizes the overall cost per client significantly. There are various web hosting packages varying from one hosting vendor to another, providing different amounts of disk storage and bandwidth, different email box account quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can purchase a package that will provide the resources your website indeed needs. You will not have to pay plenty of money for a package you will not avail of, or wind up with a small account that cannot host the web portal. We, at AIDA Host, offer a wide array of hosting solutions suitable for personal or small business websites that even come with pre-installed script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you begin with a low priced account and you demand more system resources, moving to a better plan takes only a click.
Shared web hosting - Weak Points
A negative side of the shared website hosting solution is that the hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to install new software platforms. Some sites, chiefly online stores, require applications to be present on the web hosting server for them to operate, and with a shared hosting platform, you can install solely software that does not demand full root-level access.
Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Servers
For web portals that request server root access, or if your website has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of visits per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A private virtual hosting server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated hosting server and it works in strictly the same way.
Virtual Hosting Servers
Both services traditionally provide full server root privileges and can be restarted via a software interface by the customer, autonomously from the web hosting supplier. Like the shared website hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated hosting server plans involve different characteristics depending on what the web hosting company has to offer. A private virtual server plan has guaranteed hard disk space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can at times be increased for short periods of time in case there are spare resources on the physical server. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limit is the hardware equipment it is utilizing, and it can be revamped by changing or adding components. A VPS web hosting server is simpler to handle as it arrives with a virtualization panel, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install applications, explore stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more complicated, so such a solution would rather be used by experienced clients.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Still, some web hosts provide managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they perform web server management assignments on behalf of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional upgrade.
Before You Reach a Decision...
Picking the top hosting plan is essential as it can have an influence on the stable performance of a online portal. Prior to opting for a package, compare the pros and cons, check thoroughly all the requirements for the web site to operate properly, particularly if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.