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There are various kinds of web hosting solutions appropriate for different websites with regard to the system resources or the web hosting environment they demand. To pick the most appropriate web hosting service for your website, you have to calculate what server-side software it requires, how many visits per day you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other special demands that may have to be covered.
Shared web hosting - Perks
The most adequate option for small size sites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this type of webspace hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which decreases the total cost per individual significantly. There are diverse web hosting accounts differing from one hosting firm to another, providing different quotas of server storage and monthly bandwidth, different email address account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can purchase a package that will provide the resources your website actually requires. You will not have to pay a lot of money for a package you will not use, or end up with a small account that cannot accommodate the website. We, at The Great Host, offer an extensive choice of web hosting solutions suitable for personal or small business web sites that even include pre-installed script-powered systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you kick off with a low-cost package and you require more functionalities, moving to a more feature-rich plan takes just a mouse click.
Shared website hosting - Negative Points
A downside of the shared website hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to install additional software applications. Some web portals, especially web shops, need applications to be present on the web hosting server for them to run, and with a shared web hosting account, you can activate solely software applications that do not request complete server root access.
VPS Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For sites that request full root-level access, or if your online portal has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of daily viewers, what you need is a VPS hosting or a dedicated hosting. A VPS hosting server is a software simulation of a dedicated web server and it performs in absolutely the same way.
Both platforms usually come with full root-level access and can be rebooted through a software platform by the user, independently from the web hosting company. Like the shared website hosting packages, the VPS hosting and the dedicated web hosting server plans include different characteristics based on what the hosting supplier has to offer. A private virtual hosting server package includes guaranteed disk storage, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can occasionally be expanded for short stretches of time on condition that there are unused resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware configuration it is using, and it can be upgraded by altering or appending components. A Virtual Private Server is simpler to run as it comes with a virtualization platform, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, explore statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated web server is more complex, so such a plan would rather be utilized by practiced users.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
Nevertheless, some companies provide managed dedicated web server hosting services where they carry out server administration assignments on behalf of the client. This can be included in the plan or an extra option.
Before You Opt...
Choosing the top hosting package is essential as it can have an effect on the proper functioning of a web portal. Prior to picking a plan, compare the pros and cons, appraise completely all the prerequisites for the web site to function properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best web 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.