There are different sorts of hosting services suitable for different web pages with regard to the resources or the hosting platform they require. To choose the best hosting service for your site, you have to reckon what server-side software it needs, how many daily hits you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other specific needs that may need to be covered.
Shared Hosting - Virtues
The most suitable option for small size web portals with a few hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this form of web space hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which minimizes the overall price per person markedly. There are different web hosting packages varying from one web host to another, offering different quotas of web storage space and traffic, different e-mail address account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can pay for a plan that will offer the features your web page indeed requires. You will not need to pay a lot of cash for a package you will not avail of, or wind up with a small account that cannot shelter the web portal. We, at , offer a large variety of hosting packages appropriate for personal or small business pages that even come with pre-activated script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you begin with a cheaper plan and you demand more features, upgrading to a high-end plan takes only a click of the mouse.
Shared Website Hosting - Drawbacks
A drawback of the shared website hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to install new software. Certain web portals, chiefly web shops, require applications to be present on the web server for them to run, and with a shared web hosting platform, you can install only software that does not request complete root-level access.
Virtual Private Web Servers and Dedicated Servers
For web sites that require server root access, or if your web portal has many 1000's or even millions of daily visitors, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A Virtual Private Server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated solution and it performs in strictly the same manner.
VPS Web Hosting Servers
Both environments usually come with root privileges and can be rebooted via a software tool by the user, independently from the hosting supplier. Just like the shared website hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated server hosting packages include diverse features depending on what the hosting vendor offers. A virtual web server plan contains guaranteed data storage, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can at times be enhanced for short spells of time if there are unused resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limit is the hardware architecture it is availing of, and it can be configured by changing or adding components. A private virtual hosting server is easier to handle as it offers a virtualization tool, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, explore statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more elaborate, so such a solution would rather be resorted to by qualified users.
Nonetheless, given web hosting firms provide managed dedicated hosting solutions where they implement dedicated web server management tasks instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional feature.
Before You Reach a Decision...
Selecting the top hosting package is important as it can influence the proper work of a web site. Before selecting an account, compare the pros and cons, review carefully all the prerequisites for the online portal to function 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 reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.