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There are different varieties of hosting services appropriate for different websites with regard to the system resources or the hosting platform they demand. To pick the most adequate hosting service for your website, you must calculate what server-side software it demands, how many daily hits you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other specific demands that may have to be fulfilled.

Shared Hosting - Perquisites

The most proper choice for small scale web portals with a few hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this type of website hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which reduces the overall price per client considerably. There are different web hosting solutions varying from one web host to another, delivering different quotas of hard disk storage space and bandwidth, different mail address account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can obtain a plan that will provide the specs your web portal in fact demands. You will not need to pay a lot of money for a package you will not use, or end up with a small scale plan that cannot shelter the web portal. We, at , offer an extensive variety of hosting accounts appropriate for private or small business web pages that even include pre-installed script-powered systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you commence with a low-cost package and you demand more system resources, upgrading to a more powerful package takes only a click of the mouse.

Shared web hosting - Drawbacks

A shortcoming of the shared website hosting solution is that the hosting servers have some software programs installed on them and you cannot install new software platforms. Given sites, mainly online shops, request applications to be available on the web hosting server for them to function, and with a shared web hosting environment, you can install only software platforms that do not need server root access.

Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Servers

For web sites that demand root access, or if your web page has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of hits per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A private virtual web server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated server and it operates in precisely the same way.

VPS Servers

Both services normally give full server root access and can be restarted through a software interface by the client, autonomously from the hosting provider. Analogous to the shared hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated server hosting packages have diverse features depending on what the hosting vendor offers. A VPS server hosting account offers guaranteed web space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be extended for brief intervals of time in case there are unused system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware configuration it is making use of, and it can be upgraded by altering or adding components. A virtual private hosting server is easier to administer as it arrives with a virtualization platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, examine stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated server is more complex, so such a plan would rather be used by qualified customers.

Dedicated Servers

Nonetheless, certain hosts offer managed dedicated web hosting services where they implement dedicated web hosting server management operations instead of the client. This can be included in the package or an additional feature.

Prior To Choosing...

Settling on the top hosting package is vital as it can affect the stable performance of a web page. Prior to picking a package, compare the pros and cons, examine carefully all the preconditions for the web site to perform properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure 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.