There are various kinds of hosting plans appropriate for different web portals when it comes to the resources or the hosting platform they demand. To select the most optimal hosting service for your web page, you need to judge what server-side software programs it requires, how many daily hits you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may have to be fulfilled.
Shared web hosting – Privileges
The most relevant choice for small web sites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting plan. With this type of web space hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which lowers the total price per client considerably. There are various web hosting solutions differing from one hosting vendor to another, providing different amounts of hard disk space and traffic, different email box account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can buy a package that will provide the features your web site in fact needs. You will not need to pay a lot of cash for an account you will not use, or wind up with a small package that cannot host the online portal. We, at iQiHost, offer a huge array of hosting packages suitable for personal or small business portals that even provide pre-installed script-powered platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress – to render it simpler. If you kick off with a low grade plan and you demand more functionalities, moving to a more powerful plan demands only a mouse click.
Shared website hosting – Shortcomings
A weakness of the shared website hosting platform is that the web servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot install additional software. Certain websites, chiefly web shops, need applications to be present on the web hosting server for them to function, and with a shared hosting solution, you can activate only software platforms that do not demand full root-level access.
VPS Web Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For web pages that need root-level access, or if your website has many 1000’s or even 1 000 000’s of viewers per day, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual private web server is a software emulation of a dedicated server and it runs in an absolutely identical manner.
Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers
Both solutions generally give server root access and can be restarted through a software interface by the customer, autonomously from the web hosting provider. Like the shared website hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting packages involve different functionalities based on what the hosting company has to offer. A private virtual server account has guaranteed server storage space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be enhanced for brief stretches of time if there are spare system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web server, the only limiting factor is the hardware configuration it is availing of, and it can be revamped by changing or appending components. A Virtual Private Server is simpler to administer as it includes a virtualization console, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, check statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated web server is more complex, so such an account would rather be used by trained clients.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Still, given web hosting suppliers offer managed dedicated hosting services where they carry out web hosting server administration procedures on behalf of the client. This can be a part of plan or an extra upgrade.
Before You Select…
Settling on the top hosting plan is crucial as it can influence the stable functioning of a web site. Prior to opting for a plan, compare the pros and cons, appraise carefully all the preconditions for the website to work properly, especially if it is script-based.
And if you are still unsure which is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us – our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.