Quality Shared Hosting
There are different types of shared hosting solutions suitable for different web portals when it comes to the system resources or the shared hosting platform they demand. To choose the most adequate shared hosting service for your online portal, you must evaluate what server-side software programs it requires, how many daily visits you anticipate at the start and in the long run, as well as any other specific demands that may need to be met.
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The most adequate alternative for small sized sites with several hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this form of web hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which decreases the total cost per customer critically. There are various web hosting packages varying from one hosting corporation to another, offering different amounts of web space and web traffic, different mailbox account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can pay for a package that will provide the specs your website actually demands. You will not need to pay plenty of money for a package you will not make use of, or end up with a small sized account that cannot host the web page. We, at Hostomedia, offer a great collection of shared hosting accounts appropriate for personal or small business web portals that even come with pre-activated script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it simpler. If you kick off with a low-price plan and you need more functionalities, upgrading to a high-end plan demands just a mouse click.
Shared web hosting - Negative Aspects
A weakness of the shared web hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to activate additional software platforms. Given web pages, especially web shops, need applications to be available on the web hosting server for them to function, and with a shared website hosting account, you can activate only software programs that do not need complete root access.
Virtual Private Web Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For sites that request complete root-level access, or if your web portal has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of visits per day, what you demand is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A virtual private web server is a software emulation of a dedicated solution and it operates in exactly the same way.
Both solutions traditionally provide full root access and can be rebooted via a software platform by the customer, independently from the hosting supplier. Much like the shared web hosting packages, the virtual private servers and the dedicated web hosting plans involve different features depending on what the hosting company has to offer. A Virtual Private Server hosting plan includes guaranteed disk storage, RAM and CPU quotas that can at times be expanded for short periods of time provided that there are available system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limit is the hardware architecture it is making use of, and it can be revamped by changing or appending components. A private virtual web hosting server is easier to handle as it comes with a virtualization panel, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, explore stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more elaborate, so such a package would rather be resorted to by qualified users.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Still, given hosting corporations offer managed dedicated server web hosting services where they implement dedicated hosting server administration assignments instead of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an additional option.
Prior To Deciding...
Selecting the top hosting package is vital as it can affect the proper work of a website. Prior to opting for a package, compare the pros and cons, check completely all the prerequisites for the website to operate properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still unsure which one is the best shared hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.