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Top Shared Hosting
There are different types of shared hosting plans suitable for different sites in terms of the resources or the shared hosting environment they demand. To pick the most suitable shared hosting service for your web portal, you must estimate what server-side software programs it requires, how many daily hits you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other specific requirements that may have to be answered.
Shared website hosting - Pluses
The best choice for small websites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting plan. With this type of web space hosting, each client pays only for their account, which lowers the total cost per customer significantly. There are various web hosting accounts differing from one hosting corporation to another, offering different quotas of web storage space and bandwidth, different e-mail quotas and so on. The good point is that you can buy an account that will provide the features your website in fact needs. You will not need to pay plenty of cash for an account you will not use, or end up with a small scale account that cannot host the online portal. We, at Hostwaysolutions, offer a huge collection of shared hosting plans suitable for private or small business web pages that even offer pre-installed script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it simpler. If you begin with a cheaper plan and you demand more functionalities, upgrading to a better package requires just a mouse click.
Shared Website Hosting - Weaknesses
A weakness of the shared web hosting solution is that the servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to install new software. Some web sites, particularly online storefronts, demand applications to be present on the web hosting server for them to operate, and with a shared web hosting solution, you can install solely software that does not demand full server root access.
Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Servers
For portals that request full server root access, or if your website has many 1000's or even millions of daily viewers, what you require is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A virtual private hosting server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated solution and it runs in an absolutely identical manner.
Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers
Both solutions typically include root privileges and can be restarted via a software tool by the user, autonomously from the hosting provider. Much like the shared website hosting plans, the virtual private servers and the dedicated web server packages include different features based on what the hosting supplier offers. A VPS hosting account has guaranteed server storage space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be enlarged for short stretches of time if there are free system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limiting factor is the hardware equipment it is making use of, and it can be upgraded by changing or adding components. A virtual private hosting server is easier to handle as it comprises a virtualization platform, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, check stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated web server is more elaborate, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by competent users.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Still, given hosts offer managed dedicated server web hosting solutions where they perform web hosting server management assignments instead of the client. This can be included in the package or an additional service.
Before You Decide...
Opting for the top hosting plan is vital as it can have an effect on the stable work of a site. Prior to selecting a plan, compare the pros and cons, study completely all the prerequisites for the online portal to run properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still unsure which one is the best shared hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.