There are different varieties of hosting packages appropriate for different sites when it comes to the resources or the hosting platform they demand. To pick the most adequate hosting service for your online portal, you have to judge what server-side software it demands, how many visits per day you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other specific requirements that may have to be fulfilled.
Shared web hosting - Dividends
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The most appropriate option for small websites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this form of web site hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which reduces the overall price per individual considerably. There are various web hosting plans varying from one web hosting company to another, delivering different quotas of data storage and bandwidth, different e-mailbox account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can purchase an account that will offer the resources your website actually demands. You will not need to pay lots of money for a package you will not make use of, or wind up with a small size account that cannot shelter the web site. We, at GSG Website Hosting, offer a wide choice of hosting accounts suitable for private or small business pages that even offer pre-activated script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it easier. If you start with a low priced plan and you demand more functionalities, upgrading to a more powerful plan involves only a click.
Shared web hosting - Weak Points
A drawback of the shared website hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software installed on them and you cannot install new software platforms. Certain web pages, above all online stores, demand applications to be present on the hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting platform, you can install solely software that does not require full root-level access.
Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For web pages that request root-level access, or if your web page has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of daily hits, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated package. A VPS server is a software simulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it acts in exactly the same way.
VPS Web Servers
Both solutions generally offer root access and can be rebooted via a software program by the customer, independently from the web hosting company. Just like the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web server hosting accounts contain different specs depending on what the hosting vendor offers. A virtual web server hosting package has guaranteed data storage, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be enhanced for short periods of time on condition that there are free system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware configuration it is making use of, and it can be upgraded by changing or appending components. A virtual private web hosting server is simpler to run as it ships with a virtualization console, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, explore stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more complex, so such a plan would rather be utilized by practiced users.
Nevertheless, given web hosting firms provide managed dedicated web server hosting services where they run server administration assignments instead of the client. This can be included in the package or an additional option.
Before You Choose...
Choosing the top hosting plan is crucial as it can have an influence on the stable performance of a web site. Prior to picking a package, weigh the pros and cons, study completely all the prerequisites for the website to work properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.