There are various varieties of hosting plans suitable for different sites in relation to the resources or the hosting environment they demand. To select the most proper hosting service for your online portal, you need to access what server-side software applications it needs, how many visits per day you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific needs that may have to be covered.
Shared Web Hosting - Advantages
The most proper alternative for small sites with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this form of hosting, each user pays only for their account, which diminishes the total price per user critically. There are different web hosting plans varying from one hosting supplier to another, offering different quotas of data storage space and monthly bandwidth, different electronic mail account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can obtain a package that will have the specifications your web page really needs. You will not have to pay lots of money for an account you will not avail of, or wind up with a small size package that cannot accommodate the web page. We, at MilkyWayHosting.Com, offer a vast collection of hosting solutions suitable for private or small business websites that even offer pre-installed script-based platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you start with a low-price plan and you demand more functionalities, moving to a more feature-rich account involves only a click.
Shared web hosting - Negative Aspects
A weakness of the shared web hosting solution is that the servers have some software programs installed on them and you are unable to activate additional software programs. Specific web portals, particularly web shops, request software applications to be present on the web server for them to work, and with a shared website hosting account, you can install solely software that does not demand full root access.
Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For web portals that demand root access, or if your site has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of hits per day, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual web hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated solution and it operates in strictly the same way.
Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers
Both solutions usually offer root privileges and can be rebooted through a software tool by the user, independently from the web hosting provider. Like the shared hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated web server accounts involve different specifications based on what the hosting company offers. A virtual server plan offers guaranteed disk storage space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can occasionally be expanded for short spans of time in case there are spare system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limiting factor is the hardware equipment it is utilizing, and it can be revved up by changing or adding components. A Virtual Private Server is simpler to manipulate as it includes a virtualization tool, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, monitor statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated server is more complex, so such a solution would rather be utilized by tech-savvy customers.
Dedicated Web Servers
Still, certain web hosting providers offer managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they perform dedicated web server management operations instead of the client. This can be a part of package or an extra option.
Before You Reach a Decision...
Picking the top hosting plan is crucial as it can have an effect on the proper operation of a site. Before choosing a package, compare the pros and cons, inspect thoroughly all the preconditions for the site to perform properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which one is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.
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