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There are different types of hosting services suitable for different sites in relation to the system resources or the hosting environment they require. To choose the most suitable hosting service for your web page, you have to reckon what server-side software it demands, how many daily hits you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other special requirements that may need to be met.
Shared website hosting - Perks
The most suitable choice for small scale sites with a few hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this form of site hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which lowers the total cost per user radically. There are diverse web hosting packages varying from one hosting firm to another, furnishing different amounts of disk space and traffic, different e-mail account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can purchase a plan that will offer the resources your web portal actually requires. You will not have to pay a lot of money for a plan you will not avail of, or end up with a small package that cannot host the online portal. We, at AIDA Host, offer a wide choice of hosting plans suitable for private or small business sites that even provide pre-installed script-based platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you start with a basic plan and you require more resources, upgrading to a more powerful package demands only a click.
Shared web hosting - Drawbacks
A disadvantage of the shared hosting solution is that the web servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to install additional software applications. Specific websites, especially online stores, request software applications to be activated on the server for them to run, and with a shared website hosting plan, you can install solely software programs that do not request root-level access.
Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For online portals that require root access, or if your site has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of visits per day, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A private virtual server is a software imitation of a dedicated machine and it runs in a strictly identical way.
VPS Web Servers
Both platforms normally offer complete root-level access and can be restarted via a software program by the customer, autonomously from the hosting company. Akin to the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated server hosting plans involve diverse functionalities depending on what the web hosting provider offers. A private virtual server web hosting plan contains guaranteed server storage, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be extended for short spells of time on condition that there are free system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware it is availing of, and it can be revamped by altering or appending components. A VPS hosting server is easier to cope with as it offers a virtualization software platform, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install applications, monitor statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated server is more elaborate, so such a plan would rather be utilized by knowledgeable users.
Dedicated Web Servers
Still, certain web hosting suppliers provide managed dedicated web hosting services where they complete dedicated server management operations on behalf of the client. This can be a part of plan or an extra feature.
Prior To Electing...
Opting for the top hosting package is crucial as it can have an effect on the proper work of a website. Before picking a plan, compare the pros and cons, appraise completely all the prerequisites for the web portal to work properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.