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Quality Web Hosting

There are different types of web hosting plans suitable for different sites in relation to the system resources or the web hosting environment they demand. To choose the most appropriate web hosting service for your website, you must calculate what server-side software it needs, how many hits per day you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may need to be satisfied.

Shared website hosting - Advantages

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$2.75 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$3.75 / month

The most proper alternative for small size web pages with a few hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this type of web site hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which reduces the overall price per person drastically. There are various web hosting plans varying from one web hosting provider to another, supplying different quotas of data space and monthly traffic, different electronic mail account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can get a package that will provide the resources your web portal in fact requires. You will not need to pay plenty of money for a package you will not avail of, or wind up with a small sized plan that cannot host the website. We, at The Great Host, offer a huge collection of web hosting packages suitable for personal or small business web sites that even include pre-activated script-based platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it simpler. If you begin with a less powerful package and you require more features, upgrading to a high-end plan takes only a mouse click.

Shared web hosting - Inconveniences

A shortcoming of the shared web hosting platform is that the servers have some software programs installed on them and you are unable to install new software applications. Given websites, chiefly online stores, request applications to be available on the server for them to function, and with a shared website hosting account, you can install only software that does not require full server root access.

Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Servers

For sites that request complete root access, or if your website has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of daily hits, what you demand is a VPS hosting or a dedicated hosting. A VPS hosting server is a software emulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it acts in a precisely identical way.

Virtual Private Web Servers

Both services traditionally offer complete server root access and can be rebooted via a software interface by the client, independently from the web hosting company. Akin to the shared hosting packages, the VPS hosting and the dedicated hosting server packages involve diverse characteristics depending on what the web hosting vendor has to offer. A virtual private web server account includes guaranteed data storage, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be increased for short spells of time on condition that there are available resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limitation is the hardware it is availing of, and it can be configured by altering or appending components. A virtual server is easier to administer as it arrives with a virtualization console, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, explore stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated server is more complex, so such a solution would rather be used by experienced users.

Dedicated Servers

Yet, given hosting providers provide managed dedicated server web hosting services where they implement dedicated server administration assignments on behalf of the customer. This can be a part of package or an extra option.

Before You Choose...

Choosing the top hosting plan is important as it can affect the stable operation of a online portal. Before picking a package, weigh the pros and cons, study completely all the requirements for the web page to work properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which one is the best web hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.