There are various varieties of hosting solutions appropriate for different web portals in regard to the resources or the hosting platform they need. To select the best hosting service for your online portal, you need to calculate what server-side software it requires, how many hits per day you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may have to be fulfilled.
Shared Hosting - Good Points
The most adequate choice for small sized web sites with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting plan. With this type of site hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which reduces the overall cost per client considerably. There are different web hosting solutions varying from one host to another, furnishing different amounts of hard disk space and monthly traffic, different e-mail quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can pay for an account that will provide the features your site in fact needs. You will not have to pay lots of cash for a package you will not utilize, or end up with a small scale package that cannot accommodate the online portal. We, at Cheap Hosted, offer a large collection of hosting accounts appropriate for private or small business web pages that even include pre-activated script-based systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you start with a basic account and you need more system resources, upgrading to a more powerful plan requires only a mouse click.
Shared web hosting - Inconveniences
A weakness of the shared website hosting environment is that the web servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot install additional software platforms. Given web sites, particularly web stores, request software applications to be available on the web hosting server for them to function, and with a shared website hosting package, you can activate only software programs that do not demand full server root access.
Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For sites that request complete server root access, or if your web site 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 virtual private hosting server is a software simulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it behaves in absolutely the same way.
Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers
Both solutions generally include complete root-level access and can be restarted through a software platform by the customer, autonomously from the hosting company. Akin to the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated server plans contain diverse specs depending on what the hosting vendor has to offer. A Virtual Private Server hosting plan includes guaranteed hard disk storage, RAM and CPU quotas that can at times be boosted for brief intervals of time in case there are spare system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limit is the hardware equipment it is making use of, and it can be configured by changing or appending components. A virtual web server is easier to manipulate as it offers a virtualization panel, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, explore stats, etc. The management of a dedicated hosting server is more intricate, so such a solution would rather be used by tech-savvy clients.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
Still, certain web hosts provide managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they complete server management operations instead of the client. This can be a part of plan or an additional service.
Before You Choose...
Picking the top hosting package is important as it can affect the proper performance of a site. Prior to selecting a plan, weigh the pros and cons, examine completely all the preconditions for the online portal to run properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt which is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.
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