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There are various varieties of web hosting plans suitable for different sites with regard to the system resources or the web hosting platform they require. To select the most suitable web hosting service for your web page, you must estimate what server-side software applications it requires, how many visits per day you anticipate at the start and in the long run, as well as any other special demands that may have to be met.
Shared Hosting - Positive Signs
The most optimal alternative for small scale sites with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting account. With this form of web site hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which diminishes the overall price per client drastically. There are different web hosting accounts varying from one web hosting company to another, furnishing different quotas of hard disk storage space and bandwidth, different e-mail address account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can get an account that will provide the specs your online portal indeed needs. You will not need to pay a lot of cash for a package you will not avail of, or wind up with a small plan that cannot accommodate the online portal. We, at GreatHosts.biz, offer a large collection of web hosting packages suitable for personal or small business web portals that even offer pre-activated script-powered systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you kick off with a less powerful account and you require more functionalities, upgrading to a more advanced plan requires only a click.
Shared website hosting - Negative Points
A weak side of the shared web hosting environment is that the web servers have some software installed on them and you cannot activate new software applications. Certain web sites, above all web storefronts, need applications to be available on the hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting platform, you can install solely software that does not demand complete root-level access.
Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For web portals that request full root-level access, or if your portal has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of daily viewers, what you need is a VPS web hosting or a dedicated web hosting. A private virtual server is a software imitation of a dedicated server and it runs in an absolutely identical manner.
Virtual Web Servers
Both services traditionally provide server root access and can be rebooted via a software program by the client, independently from the web hosting provider. Similar to the shared hosting packages, the VPS web hosting and the dedicated server plans involve different functionalities based on what the web hosting company offers. A virtual server hosting account offers guaranteed hard disk storage space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can occasionally be expanded for short stretches of time in case there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware configuration it is using, and it can be upgraded by changing or adding components. A virtual server is easier to tackle as it arrives with a virtualization platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, examine statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more elaborate, so such an account would rather be resorted to by trained clients.
Nonetheless, some web hosting corporations provide managed dedicated hosting services where they perform web hosting server management procedures instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an extra upgrade.
Prior To Opting...
Opting for the top hosting package is important as it can influence the stable functioning of a web portal. Before settling on an account, compare the pros and cons, review carefully all the prerequisites for the web page to function properly, particularly if it is script-based. And if you are still in doubt 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 happy to help you and answer all your questions.