There are various kinds of hosting accounts suitable for different web portals in regard to the resources or the hosting environment they require. To select the best hosting service for your web page, you need to judge what server-side software applications it needs, how many daily visits you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific needs that may need to be covered.
Shared web hosting - Positive Points
The most optimal alternative for small scale sites with several hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting account. With this form of web hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which minimizes the total cost per customer noticeably. There are various web hosting packages differing from one hosting firm to another, supplying different quotas of disk storage and monthly traffic, different mail account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can purchase an account that will offer the specifications your web site really demands. You will not have to pay lots of cash for a plan you will not utilize, or wind up with a small size package that cannot host the site. We, at 123WebPlan, offer a big choice of hosting plans appropriate for personal or small business portals that even include pre-activated script-driven platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you commence with a low grade account and you require more features, moving to a more advanced plan takes only a click.
Shared web hosting - Weaknesses
A weak side of the shared web hosting solution is that the servers have some software installed on them and you cannot activate additional software programs. Some web portals, especially web stores, need software applications to be present on the web hosting server for them to run, and with a shared website hosting package, you can activate solely software applications that do not demand full root access.
Virtual Private Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For web pages that demand complete root-level access, or if your portal has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of daily visits, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A Virtual Private Server is a software imitation of a dedicated hosting server and it behaves in precisely the same manner.
Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers
Both platforms normally offer full root access and can be restarted via a software tool by the user, autonomously from the hosting supplier. Similar to the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated server accounts contain diverse functionalities depending on what the hosting vendor offers. A virtual private hosting server account has guaranteed web storage, RAM and CPU quotas that can occasionally be enhanced for brief intervals of time provided that there are available system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limit is the hardware equipment it is using, and it can be revamped by changing or adding components. A private virtual server is easier to manipulate as it offers a virtualization console, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, check statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web server is more elaborate, so such a plan would rather be used by skilled users.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
Still, given web hosting vendors provide managed dedicated web hosting solutions where they perform dedicated hosting server administration assignments instead of the customer. This can be included in the package or an extra feature.
Before You Decide...
Opting for the top hosting plan is essential as it can have an influence on the stable performance of a web page. Before opting for a package, compare the pros and cons, investigate completely all the requirements for the web portal to perform properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure 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 happy to assist you and answer all your questions.
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