There are various kinds of hosting services suitable for different sites when it comes to the system resources or the hosting platform they need. To choose the most optimal hosting service for your web portal, you must access what server-side software applications it demands, how many daily hits you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other special demands that may need to be fulfilled.
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The most proper choice for small size web portals with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this type of hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which reduces the overall price per individual drastically. There are different web hosting packages varying from one hosting provider to another, delivering different amounts of hard disk storage space and monthly traffic, different mail quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can get a package that will provide the resources your website in fact requires. You will not have to pay lots of money for a plan you will not use, or wind up with a small account that cannot host the website. We, at Web Hosting For Life, offer an enormous assortment of hosting plans appropriate for private or small business web pages that even offer pre-activated script-driven platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you commence with a low-end package and you require more functionalities, upgrading to a high-end plan takes just a click of the mouse.
Shared Website Hosting - Negative Sides
A downside of the shared hosting solution is that the servers have some software installed on them and you cannot install new software programs. Specific web pages, chiefly web shops, demand software applications to be available on the hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared website hosting environment, you can install only software platforms that do not need server root access.
Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For sites that require full server root access, or if your website has many 1000's or even millions of viewers per day, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated package. A virtual web hosting server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it runs in exactly the same manner.
VPS Web Servers
Both platforms normally include full server root privileges and can be restarted through a software program by the customer, independently from the web hosting company. Just like the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated hosting accounts come with diverse characteristics based on what the hosting supplier offers. A VPS server plan offers guaranteed hard disk space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can at times be enhanced for short periods of time on condition that there are spare system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limit is the hardware architecture it is making use of, and it can be configured by altering or appending components. A virtual private hosting server is easier to handle as it includes a virtualization console, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, examine stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated web server is more elaborate, so such an account would rather be used by skilled clients.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
Nevertheless, given web hosting suppliers provide managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they carry out web server administration assignments instead of the customer. This can be a part of plan or an extra feature.
Before You Choose...
Selecting the top hosting package is vital as it can have an influence on the proper functioning of a web site. Before settling on a package, weigh the pros and cons, review completely all the prerequisites for the online portal to run properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still unsure which is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.