There are different sorts of hosting plans appropriate for different sites in regard to the resources or the hosting platform they require. To choose the most relevant hosting service for your website, you have to reckon what server-side software applications it needs, how many visits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special needs that may have to be met.
Shared Hosting - Positive Aspects
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The most appropriate choice for small size web pages with a few hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this form of hosting, each client pays only for their account, which diminishes the overall price per customer drastically. There are various web hosting packages varying from one hosting vendor to another, furnishing different amounts of server space and monthly bandwidth, different email address account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can get a plan that will offer the features your web site indeed needs. You will not need to pay a lot for a plan you will not use, or end up with a small sized account that cannot host the web portal. We, at PC021 Hosting solutions, offer an extensive choice of hosting accounts suitable for personal or small business web sites that even include pre-installed script-based systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you commence with a less powerful package and you need more system resources, upgrading to a high-end package demands only a click.
Shared web hosting - Weak Points
A shortcoming of the shared hosting environment is that the web hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot install new software. Given online portals, especially online stores, demand applications to be installed on the web hosting server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting package, you can activate only software that does not demand full root access.
VPS Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For sites that need full root access, or if your portal has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of visits per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS server is a software imitation of a dedicated web server and it acts in absolutely the same way.
Virtual Web Hosting Servers
Both platforms generally give server root access and can be restarted via a software platform by the customer, independently from the hosting company. Much like the shared hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated web server hosting plans have diverse specs depending on what the web hosting company offers. A VPS server web hosting account has guaranteed hard disk space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be increased for short intervals of time in case there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limiting factor is the hardware equipment it is making use of, and it can be upgraded by altering or adding components. A private virtual server is easier to tackle as it offers a virtualization platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, monitor statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated server is more intricate, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by proficient clients.
Still, given web hosting companies offer managed dedicated server web hosting solutions where they execute dedicated hosting server management procedures instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an extra upgrade.
Before You Decide...
Picking the top hosting plan is essential as it can affect the proper work of a site. Before settling on a plan, compare the pros and cons, review thoroughly all the prerequisites for the online portal to function properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which one is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.