There are various varieties of hosting plans appropriate for different web portals when it comes to the system resources or the hosting platform they need. To choose the most appropriate hosting service for your web site, you need to judge what server-side software applications it needs, 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 fulfilled.
Shared Web Hosting - Good Points
The best option for small web portals with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this form of website hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which decreases the overall price per customer critically. There are different web hosting accounts varying from one web hosting firm to another, offering different quotas of hard disk storage space and traffic, different email account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can buy a package that will offer the features your site indeed demands. You will not have to pay lots of money for a package you will not make use of, or wind up with a small plan that cannot host the online portal. We, at , offer a wide array of hosting packages suitable for private or small business web sites that even come with pre-activated script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you start with a low priced account and you require more features, moving to a high-end package requires just a click.
Shared website hosting - Shortcomings
A weak side of the shared web hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to install new software applications. Some websites, chiefly web shops, request applications to be available on the web server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting platform, you can activate only software platforms that do not need complete server root access.
Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Servers
For portals that request full root access, or if your web page has many thousands or even millions of daily visitors, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS web server is a software emulation of a dedicated web server and it functions in absolutely the same way.
Both platforms typically offer root privileges and can be restarted through a software program by the client, autonomously from the hosting company. Much like the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web server hosting plans involve different features based on what the web hosting company offers. A virtual server web hosting account contains guaranteed disk storage, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can at times be enlarged for short spells of time in case there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limitation is the hardware equipment it is availing of, and it can be configured by altering or appending components. A virtual private web server is simpler to manage as it includes a virtualization tool, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, check statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated server is more intricate, so such an account would rather be resorted to by skilled clients.
Dedicated Web Servers
Nevertheless, some web hosting corporations offer managed dedicated server web hosting services where they carry out web server administration operations instead of the client. This can be included in the package or an additional upgrade.
Prior To Reaching a Decision...
Settling on the top hosting package is essential as it can influence the proper functioning of a web portal. Prior to settling on a plan, compare the pros and cons, survey carefully all the prerequisites for the web portal to operate properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still unsure which is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.