There are different varieties of hosting solutions suitable for different web portals when it comes to the resources or the hosting platform they demand. To choose the most adequate hosting service for your site, you must estimate what server-side software it requires, how many hits per day you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other specific needs that may have to be covered.
Shared Hosting - Good Points
The most optimal option for small sized online portals with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this form of web site hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which diminishes the total price per user drastically. There are different web hosting packages varying from one hosting provider to another, offering different quotas of disk storage and monthly traffic, different mail address account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can pay for a plan that will include the specs your web page really demands. You will not have to pay lots of cash for an account you will not avail of, or wind up with a small scale plan that cannot shelter the web site. We, at Wpsector, offer an extensive selection of hosting plans appropriate for personal or small business pages that even provide pre-installed script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it easier. If you start with a less powerful account and you require more features, moving to a high-end plan demands just a click.
Shared Hosting - Weak Sides
A weak side of the shared website hosting environment is that the web hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to install new software platforms. Some web sites, especially web stores, demand software applications to be available on the hosting server for them to function, and with a shared website hosting account, you can install only software platforms that do not need full server root access.
Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Servers
For web portals that demand full root access, or if your online portal has many 1000's or even millions of daily visitors, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS is a virtual emulation of a dedicated web server and it performs in a strictly identical way.
Virtual Web Servers
Both environments commonly include full server root privileges and can be rebooted via a software tool by the client, independently from the hosting company. Similar to the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting plans have diverse specs based on what the web hosting provider offers. A private virtual hosting server package includes guaranteed server storage, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can occasionally be enhanced for brief periods of time in case there are spare resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware equipment it is using, and it can be configured by changing or adding components. A private virtual web server is simpler to manage as it comes with a virtualization panel, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, explore stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more intricate, so such a package would rather be resorted to by skilled clients.
Dedicated Web Servers
Yet, some web hosting firms offer managed dedicated server web hosting services where they implement web hosting server administration procedures on behalf of the customer. This can be a part of plan or an extra feature.
Before You Decide...
Picking the top hosting package is important as it can have an influence on the stable performance of a online portal. Prior to choosing a plan, weigh the pros and cons, explore completely all the requirements for the web page to run 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 reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.
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