There are different types of hosting accounts suitable for different web portals with regard to the system resources or the hosting environment they require. To choose the most appropriate hosting service for your web page, you must reckon what server-side software applications it requires, how many daily visits you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other specific requirements that may have to be met.
Shared Hosting - Good Points
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The best choice for small sites with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this form of web space hosting, each user pays only for their account, which lowers the total price per individual considerably. There are diverse web hosting solutions varying from one hosting provider to another, supplying different quotas of web storage and traffic, different mail account quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can obtain an account that will include the specs your online portal really demands. You will not need to pay a lot of cash for a plan you will not avail of, or end up with a small plan that cannot shelter the web page. We, at BitsHost, offer an extensive variety of hosting accounts suitable for private or small business portals that even come with pre-activated script-driven systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you commence with a low grade package and you require more resources, upgrading to a high-end account demands only a click of the mouse.
Shared Web Hosting - Shortcomings
A disadvantage of the shared hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to install additional software programs. Some websites, especially web stores, require applications to be available on the web hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting account, you can activate solely software that does not require full server root access.
Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For web portals that request complete server root access, or if your web portal has many thousands or even millions of daily viewers, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A private virtual server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated web server and it runs in exactly the same way.
Both platforms normally come with complete root access and can be rebooted via a software platform by the client, autonomously from the web hosting supplier. Similar to the shared web hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated hosting server accounts include different characteristics based on what the hosting supplier offers. A private virtual hosting server plan has guaranteed hard disk space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can at times be extended for brief stretches of time on condition that there are free system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware equipment it is availing of, and it can be revamped by changing or adding components. A VPS hosting server is easier to administer as it ships with a virtualization software platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, explore statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more elaborate, so such an account would rather be resorted to by qualified users.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
However, certain hosting suppliers offer managed dedicated hosting services where they complete server administration tasks on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an extra upgrade.
Before You Elect...
Settling on the top hosting package is crucial as it can influence the stable functioning of a web site. Before choosing an account, compare the pros and cons, check thoroughly all the requirements for the web portal to perform properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still not sure which one is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.