There are various types of hosting services appropriate for different web sites in regard to the system resources or the hosting environment they need. To pick the best hosting service for your web portal, you need to estimate what server-side software it demands, how many hits per day you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other special needs that may have to be fulfilled.
Shared website hosting - Positive Aspects
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The most adequate alternative for small scale sites with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this type of web space hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which reduces the overall cost per client markedly. There are different web hosting accounts varying from one hosting company to another, delivering different quotas of data storage and bandwidth, different email quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can buy an account that will include the specifications your online portal in fact demands. You will not have to pay lots of money for a package you will not use, or end up with a small sized package that cannot accommodate the website. We, at MaxTECH Hosting, offer a big choice of hosting solutions appropriate for personal or small business web pages that even offer pre-installed script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you kick off with a low grade plan and you require more features, upgrading to a more powerful package demands only a click.
Shared web hosting - Drawbacks
A shortcoming of the shared website hosting solution is that the hosting servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to install new software. Certain websites, especially online stores, require software applications to be available on the web hosting server for them to operate, and with a shared web hosting solution, you can activate solely software that does not require root-level access.
Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For websites that need complete root access, or if your online portal has many 1000's or even millions of daily hits, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated package. A VPS server is a software simulation of a dedicated web server and it functions in a strictly identical way.
Both services usually offer full root privileges and can be rebooted via a software interface by the client, autonomously from the web hosting provider. Analogous to the shared hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting accounts come with diverse features depending on what the hosting company has to offer. A virtual server hosting plan has guaranteed hard disk space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can at times be increased for short intervals of time in case there are unused system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limitation is the hardware it is utilizing, and it can be revamped by changing or appending components. A virtual web server is simpler to administer as it offers a virtualization platform, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, examine stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated hosting server is more elaborate, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by competent users.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Yet, some web hosting suppliers provide managed dedicated web server hosting services where they carry out dedicated web server administration tasks instead of the client. This can be a part of package or an additional upgrade.
Prior To Selecting...
Choosing the top hosting plan is vital as it can influence the proper work of a website. Before picking a package, weigh the pros and cons, appraise thoroughly all the preconditions for the online portal to operate properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still unsure which is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.