Quality Shared Hosting
There are various kinds of shared hosting packages appropriate for different sites when it comes to the resources or the shared hosting platform they need. To pick the most optimal shared hosting service for your website, you need to evaluate what server-side software programs it needs, how many daily hits you anticipate at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special requirements that may have to be fulfilled.
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The most relevant option for small sized web sites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this type of hosting, each client pays only for their account, which minimizes the overall price per user substantially. There are different web hosting packages differing from one company to another, supplying different amounts of hard disk space and monthly bandwidth, different mail quotas and so on. The plus is that you can obtain a plan that will provide the features your web page really demands. You will not need to pay a lot for a package you will not avail of, or end up with a small scale plan that cannot host the site. We, at hostingdad, offer a wide collection of shared hosting packages suitable for personal or small business web portals that even provide pre-activated script-powered systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you start with a less powerful plan and you need more system resources, moving to a better package demands just a mouse click.
Shared Web Hosting - Drawbacks
A negative aspect of the shared hosting solution is that the hosting servers have some software programs installed on them and you cannot activate new software applications. Given websites, especially online storefronts, need software applications to be installed on the web server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting environment, you can install solely software that does not require full server root access.
Virtual Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For portals that require server root access, or if your online portal has many 1000's or even millions of daily visits, what you require is a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. A private virtual server is a software imitation of a dedicated solution and it operates in exactly the same way.
Private Virtual Web Servers
Both environments usually include full server root privileges and can be restarted via a software platform by the customer, autonomously from the web hosting provider. Just like the shared website hosting packages, the VPS hosting and the dedicated hosting plans comprise diverse characteristics depending on what the web hosting supplier offers. A virtual private web server plan offers guaranteed data space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be enhanced for short spans of time in case there are available resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware equipment it is utilizing, and it can be revved up by changing or adding components. A VPS server is simpler to manipulate as it involves virtualization software, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, explore statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more intricate, so such a plan would rather be used by competent customers.
Yet, given hosting companies offer managed dedicated web hosting solutions where they perform dedicated server management tasks on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an additional option.
Before You Select...
Settling on the top hosting package is important as it can have an influence on the stable work of a web portal. Before settling on a package, compare the pros and cons, study thoroughly all the prerequisites for the web site to perform properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still not sure which is the best shared hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.