There are different sorts of hosting accounts suitable for different web sites when it comes to the system resources or the hosting platform they need. To select the most appropriate hosting service for your website, you must estimate what server-side software programs it demands, how many hits per day you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may have to be answered.
Shared web hosting - Perquisites
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The most proper option for small websites with a few hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this form of hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which reduces the total cost per individual significantly. There are various web hosting plans varying from one web hosting vendor to another, providing different quotas of server storage space and traffic, different electronic mail account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can obtain a plan that will offer the resources your web page really demands. You will not have to pay lots of money for a plan you will not utilize, or end up with a small scale package that cannot accommodate the web page. We, at Money Plank Hosting, offer a vast selection of hosting solutions suitable for personal or small business web pages that even include pre-activated script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you commence with a low-cost account and you need more functionalities, moving to a more feature-rich account requires just a click of the mouse.
Shared web hosting - Negative Signs
A negative aspect of the shared hosting environment is that the web servers have some software installed on them and you cannot install additional software. Some web portals, mainly web storefronts, demand software applications to be present on the server for them to run, and with a shared website hosting platform, you can activate only software programs that do not require full server root access.
VPS Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For web pages that need complete root-level access, or if your portal has many thousands or even millions of daily visits, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual web hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated solution and it works in strictly the same manner.
VPS Web Servers
Both environments usually include complete root access and can be restarted through a software interface by the customer, independently from the hosting company. Akin to the shared website hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated server accounts come with diverse specifications based on what the web hosting vendor has to offer. A VPS server web hosting package includes guaranteed web space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can at times be expanded for short periods of time on condition that there are unused resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limiting factor is the hardware equipment it is using, and it can be revved up by changing or appending components. A virtual server is easier to administer as it ships with virtualization software, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, monitor statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated web server is more elaborate, so such an account would rather be resorted to by trained users.
Dedicated Web Servers
Still, certain web hosting firms offer managed dedicated server hosting services where they run web hosting server management operations instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional upgrade.
Prior To Selecting...
Opting for the top hosting plan is vital as it can have an influence on the stable work of a online portal. Before picking an account, compare the pros and cons, check carefully all the preconditions for the online portal to run properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.