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There are various sorts of hosting services suitable for different websites in relation to the system resources or the hosting environment they need. To select the most suitable hosting service for your web portal, you need to evaluate what server-side software applications it requires, how many visits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific demands that may need to be satisfied.
Shared Web Hosting - Positive Sides
The most relevant choice for small scale websites with several hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this form of site hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which decreases the overall price per individual radically. There are diverse web hosting plans differing from one hosting provider to another, offering different amounts of disk storage space and traffic, different mailbox account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can order a package that will provide the resources your web portal actually needs. You will not need to pay lots of money for a package you will not use, or end up with a small scale plan that cannot shelter the web page. We, at TechNE, offer a vast assortment of hosting solutions suitable for private or small business websites that even provide pre-installed script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you kick off with a low-cost plan and you require more system resources, moving to a more powerful account takes only a click.
Shared web hosting - Drawbacks
A disadvantage of the shared website hosting solution is that the web servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot activate additional software platforms. Specific online portals, mainly web shops, demand applications to be activated on the web hosting server for them to function, and with a shared web hosting platform, you can install only software programs that do not need full server root access.
Virtual Private Web Servers and Dedicated Servers
For web pages that request full root-level access, or if your web portal has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of viewers per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual private web hosting server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it works in strictly the same manner.
VPS Hosting Servers
Both environments commonly offer full root-level access and can be restarted through a software interface by the client, autonomously from the hosting company. Just like the shared website hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated server hosting packages involve diverse characteristics depending on what the hosting vendor offers. A private virtual server account contains guaranteed web storage space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can at times be enhanced for short periods of time on condition that there are available system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is using, and it can be revved up by changing or adding components. A virtual private web server is simpler to cope with as it includes virtualization software, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, explore stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more elaborate, so such a package would rather be resorted to by qualified users.
Dedicated Web Servers
However, certain web hosting suppliers provide managed dedicated web server hosting services where they execute dedicated hosting server administration assignments instead of the client. This can be a part of plan or an additional service.
Before You Decide...
Choosing the top hosting package is important as it can have an influence on the stable performance of a online portal. Before choosing a package, compare the pros and cons, study thoroughly all the prerequisites for the site to run properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still unsure which one is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.