There are different kinds of hosting accounts suitable for different web portals in terms of the system resources or the hosting environment they demand. To select the most optimal hosting service for your web portal, you must access what server-side software applications it demands, how many daily hits you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other specific requirements that may have to be met.
Shared Web Hosting - Privileges
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The best alternative for small sized web portals with a few hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this form of hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which reduces the total cost per customer seriously. There are diverse web hosting solutions differing from one web hosting vendor to another, providing different amounts of data storage space and monthly traffic, different e-mail quotas and so on. The good point is that you can obtain a plan that will include the specifications your website in fact requires. You will not need to pay lots of cash for a package you will not use, or end up with a small plan that cannot host the web site. We, at 101Hosting.com, offer an immense selection of hosting solutions suitable for personal or small business websites that even provide pre-installed script-driven systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you commence with a less powerful plan and you demand more functionalities, moving to a more powerful account takes just a click.
Shared web hosting - Disadvantages
A negative side of the shared web hosting platform is that the servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to install new software. Some web pages, especially online shops, need applications to be available on the hosting server for them to function, and with a shared web hosting package, you can activate solely software applications that do not request complete server root access.
Virtual Private Web Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For web pages that demand root access, or if your website has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of daily visits, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual private web hosting server is a software simulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it works in absolutely the same way.
Virtual Web Servers
Both services usually provide root access and can be restarted through a software program by the user, autonomously from the web hosting supplier. Much like the shared website hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting plans comprise diverse features based on what the hosting supplier offers. A virtual web hosting server package contains guaranteed web storage, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can at times be enlarged for short intervals of time if there are available resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limiting factor is the hardware equipment it is utilizing, and it can be upgraded by altering or appending components. A VPS hosting server is simpler to manipulate as it offers a virtualization panel, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, check statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web server is more elaborate, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by practiced customers.
Still, certain hosting firms provide managed dedicated server web hosting services where they complete hosting server management tasks instead of the client. This can be a part of package or an additional upgrade.
Before You Opt...
Settling on the top hosting plan is essential as it can affect the stable performance of a site. Prior to settling on an account, weigh the pros and cons, study carefully all the prerequisites for the website to run properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still not sure which is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.