There are various kinds of hosting services suitable for different web pages in relation to the system resources or the hosting environment they require. To choose the most adequate hosting service for your web portal, you have to calculate what server-side software programs it needs, how many daily visits you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may have to be answered.
Shared Website Hosting - Assets
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The most proper option for small sized web sites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting plan. With this type of website hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which diminishes the total cost per user radically. There are different web hosting solutions varying from one hosting corporation to another, delivering different amounts of server storage space and web traffic, different mailbox account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can purchase a plan that will provide the features your web site actually requires. You will not need to pay plenty of cash for a plan you will not utilize, or end up with a small size package that cannot shelter the online portal. We, at MyGreatHost, offer an immense collection of hosting accounts appropriate for private or small business web sites that even provide pre-installed script-powered systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you start with a low-cost plan and you need more system resources, moving to a more advanced plan demands only a click.
Shared web hosting - Weak Sides
A disadvantage of the shared web hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software installed on them and you cannot activate new software programs. Given sites, especially online stores, request applications to be activated on the web server for them to function, and with a shared hosting platform, you can install only software that does not demand root access.
Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For web portals that request server root access, or if your web portal has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of visitors per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A Virtual Private Server is a software simulation of a dedicated machine and it operates in absolutely the same manner.
Virtual Hosting Servers
Both solutions generally offer complete root-level access and can be rebooted via a software interface by the user, autonomously from the hosting company. Like the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated server packages comprise different characteristics depending on what the web hosting vendor has to offer. A virtual server account includes guaranteed server storage, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can occasionally be boosted for brief spells of time on condition that there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is utilizing, and it can be revamped by altering or adding components. A VPS web hosting server is easier to tackle as it involves a virtualization software platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, monitor stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated web server is more complex, so such a package would rather be used by proficient customers.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
However, certain hosting corporations offer managed dedicated server web hosting services where they carry out dedicated web server management procedures on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the package or an additional upgrade.
Prior To Reaching a Decision...
Opting for the top hosting plan is vital as it can affect the proper work of a site. Before settling on a plan, compare the pros and cons, appraise completely all the requirements for the site to perform properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still not sure which one is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.