There are various sorts of hosting plans appropriate for different web pages in regard to the resources or the hosting platform they need. To pick the best hosting service for your site, you have to evaluate what server-side software programs it needs, how many daily hits you anticipate at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other specific requirements that may need to be fulfilled.
Shared web hosting - Positive Points
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The most optimal choice for small sized online portals with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting package. With this form of website hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which decreases the total price per customer noticeably. There are different web hosting plans varying from one web hosting vendor to another, furnishing different amounts of server space and monthly traffic, different mailbox account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can pay for an account that will include the resources your site in fact demands. You will not need to pay a lot of cash for a package you will not use, or end up with a small size account that cannot shelter the web site. We, at Westgate WEBS Hosting and Free Domains, offer an enormous collection of hosting solutions appropriate for personal or small business sites that even include pre-installed script-driven systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you start with a low-end account and you require more resources, moving to a more powerful package involves only a mouse click.
Shared Hosting - Downsides
A shortcoming of the shared website hosting environment is that the web hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to activate additional software. Some web pages, above all web stores, need applications to be present on the server for them to operate, and with a shared web hosting plan, you can activate only software applications that do not request root access.
Virtual Private Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For websites that need complete server root access, or if your online portal has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of daily visitors, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated package. A VPS hosting server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated machine and it performs in an exactly identical manner.
Virtual Hosting Servers
Both platforms usually provide full root access and can be restarted via a software program by the user, independently from the hosting provider. Just like the shared web hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated web server plans involve different features based on what the hosting vendor offers. A virtual private web server hosting account contains guaranteed hard disk space, RAM and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be extended for brief intervals of time in case there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limitation is the hardware equipment it is availing of, and it can be configured by changing or adding components. A virtual private hosting server is easier to handle as it includes virtualization software, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, monitor statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated server is more complicated, so such a solution would rather be utilized by practiced users.
Dedicated Web Servers
Nonetheless, given hosts offer managed dedicated server web hosting services where they perform dedicated hosting server management operations on behalf of the customer. This can be a part of plan or an extra option.
Before You Choose...
Opting for the top hosting package is essential as it can have an influence on the proper operation of a web site. Prior to selecting a plan, weigh the pros and cons, study completely all the prerequisites for the web portal to perform properly, especially if it is script-driven.And if you are still in doubt which one is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.