There are different types of hosting services suitable for different web sites in relation to the system resources or the hosting environment they require. To select the most adequate hosting service for your web page, you have to calculate what server-side software applications it requires, how many visits per day you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may have to be satisfied.
Shared website hosting - Advantages
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The most appropriate choice for small size websites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this type of web site hosting, each client pays only for their account, which reduces the overall cost per person considerably. There are various web hosting plans differing from one web hosting firm to another, delivering different quotas of hard disk storage and monthly traffic, different email quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can pay for a plan that will have the specs your web page actually demands. You will not have to pay lots of money for an account you will not make use of, or end up with a small package that cannot shelter the web portal. We, at Cooters Computers, offer an extensive selection of hosting packages appropriate for personal or small business portals that even include pre-activated script-based systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you commence with a low-cost account and you demand more system resources, upgrading to a more feature-rich account requires just a click of the mouse.
Shared Web Hosting - Shortcomings
A weak side of the shared web hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to install new software applications. Specific websites, particularly web stores, demand software applications to be activated on the hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared website hosting environment, you can activate only software programs that do not demand server root access.
VPSs and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For portals that require complete server root access, or if your portal has many 1000's or even millions of daily viewers, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual private web hosting server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated server and it runs in strictly the same way.
Both environments commonly come with root privileges and can be rebooted via a software program by the user, autonomously from the hosting provider. Akin to the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting server accounts sport different specs based on what the web hosting provider has to offer. A virtual server web hosting plan includes guaranteed hard disk space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can occasionally be boosted for short intervals of time in case there are spare resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limit is the hardware configuration it is making use of, and it can be upgraded by changing or appending components. A VPS web server is easier to run as it involves a virtualization console, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, examine statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated hosting server is more complex, so such a package would rather be resorted to by qualified customers.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
However, certain hosting corporations provide managed dedicated server hosting services where they complete hosting server administration tasks instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an extra feature.
Prior To Selecting...
Choosing the top hosting plan is vital as it can have an influence on the proper performance of a web site. Prior to opting for a package, weigh the pros and cons, inspect completely all the prerequisites for the online portal to function properly, particularly 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 representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.