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There are various varieties of hosting services appropriate for different websites when it comes to the resources or the hosting environment they demand. To select the most proper hosting service for your web portal, you must estimate what server-side software it requires, how many daily hits you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other specific requirements that may need to be fulfilled.
Shared Hosting - Privileges
The most relevant alternative for small sized online portals with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this type of web hosting, each user pays only for their account, which diminishes the overall cost per user significantly. There are diverse web hosting solutions differing from one provider to another, supplying different quotas of hard disk space and bandwidth, different mail account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can purchase a package that will provide the features your website in fact needs. You will not need to pay plenty of cash for a package you will not avail of, or end up with a small sized account that cannot shelter the web site. We, at Cloud Host Shop, offer a wide array of hosting solutions appropriate for personal or small business websites that even come with pre-activated script-driven systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you start with a low grade account and you demand more resources, moving to a more powerful plan requires only a mouse click.
Shared Website Hosting - Negative Sides
A weakness of the shared web hosting environment is that the web servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot activate new software. Given websites, above all web storefronts, request applications to be present on the web hosting server for them to run, and with a shared website hosting platform, you can install only software that does not request full root access.
Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For web sites that request server root access, or if your portal has many 1000's or even millions of viewers per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual web hosting server is a software emulation of a dedicated server and it acts in exactly the same way.
Both services typically give full root access and can be restarted through a software program by the client, autonomously from the web hosting company. Analogous to the shared hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated hosting accounts comprise different characteristics depending on what the hosting provider has to offer. A virtual server web hosting package includes guaranteed data storage space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can at times be enhanced for brief intervals of time if there are unused resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware it is availing of, and it can be configured by altering or adding components. A virtual server is easier to tackle as it includes a virtualization panel, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, check statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated web server is more intricate, so such an account would rather be utilized by skilled customers.
However, given hosting companies offer managed dedicated web hosting solutions where they carry out dedicated web server administration procedures on behalf of the customer. This can be a part of package or an additional upgrade.
Before You Decide...
Picking the top hosting plan is important as it can influence the stable work of a web portal. Before settling on a package, compare the pros and cons, appraise thoroughly all the requirements for the web site to work properly, especially if it is script-driven. 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.