There are various kinds of hosting accounts suitable for different web sites in terms of the system resources or the hosting environment they demand. To select the most optimal hosting service for your web page, you need to reckon what server-side software applications it requires, how many daily hits you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific requirements that may have to be fulfilled.
Shared Website Hosting - Positive Points
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The best choice for small sized sites with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this form of site hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which diminishes the total cost per individual seriously. There are different web hosting plans varying from one web hosting provider to another, delivering different amounts of hard disk space and monthly bandwidth, different email account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can purchase a package that will offer the specifications your web portal in fact needs. You will not have to pay a lot for a package you will not use, or wind up with a small size package that cannot host the site. We, at iQiHost, offer an extensive assortment of hosting plans appropriate for personal or small business websites that even provide pre-activated script-driven systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you kick off with a low-cost package and you require more system resources, upgrading to a more feature-rich account requires just a mouse click.
Shared web hosting - Weak Sides
A shortcoming of the shared web hosting solution is that the hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot install additional software platforms. Specific websites, above all online shops, require applications to be installed on the web hosting server for them to function, and with a shared web hosting environment, you can install solely software programs that do not demand root-level access.
Private Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For web portals that need full root access, or if your online portal has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of viewers per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual private web server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated machine and it acts in strictly the same way.
Virtual Web Servers
Both services normally offer full server root access and can be rebooted through a software tool by the client, independently from the hosting supplier. Much like the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated hosting plans comprise different specifications based on what the hosting supplier offers. A Virtual Private Server hosting account has guaranteed hard disk space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can at times be extended for short spells of time if there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware equipment it is using, and it can be upgraded by changing or appending components. A VPS is simpler to administer as it includes virtualization software, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, examine statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web server is more complicated, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by skilled customers.
Nevertheless, certain web hosting companies offer managed dedicated web hosting services where they perform dedicated web hosting server management tasks on behalf of the client. This can be included in the package or an extra service.
Before You Opt...
Selecting the top hosting package is vital as it can influence the proper performance of a web portal. Prior to picking a package, weigh the pros and cons, appraise thoroughly all the prerequisites for the web page to operate properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still unsure 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 help you and answer all your questions.