There are different types of hosting accounts suitable for different websites in terms of the resources or the hosting platform they require. To choose the most relevant hosting service for your website, you need to judge what server-side software programs it requires, how many daily visits you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special demands that may need to be answered.
Shared website hosting - Positive Points
The most relevant option for small scale web sites with several hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this type of web hosting, each user pays only for their account, which diminishes the total price per client markedly. There are various web hosting packages varying from one company to another, offering different amounts of hard disk storage and monthly traffic, different e-mailbox account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can obtain a package that will include the features your website really needs. You will not have to pay a lot for an account you will not use, or wind up with a small scale package that cannot accommodate the web site. We, at Innovative Hosting Solutions, offer an extensive collection of hosting plans suitable for personal or small business portals that even include pre-installed script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you kick off with a low priced account and you need more functionalities, moving to a more advanced plan demands just a click of the mouse.
Shared website hosting - Negative Points
A weak side of the shared web hosting environment is that the web servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to install new software applications. Specific web sites, chiefly web stores, need applications to be present on the web server for them to perform, and with a shared website hosting platform, you can install solely software platforms that do not demand root access.
VPS Web Servers and Dedicated Servers
For websites that request complete root access, or if your web portal has many 1000's or even millions of daily viewers, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A Virtual Private Server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated solution and it operates in absolutely the same way.
Virtual Hosting Servers
Both platforms generally offer full root access and can be restarted through a software platform by the customer, autonomously from the hosting company. Analogous to the shared web hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated server hosting packages involve diverse specs depending on what the web hosting company has to offer. A VPS web server hosting package has guaranteed disk storage, RAM and central processing unit usage quotas that can occasionally be increased for short spans of time provided that there are unused system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limit is the hardware configuration it is using, and it can be upgraded by changing or adding components. A VPS server is easier to tackle as it includes a virtualization tool, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, check statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more complicated, so such an account would rather be utilized by qualified users.
Nonetheless, some web hosting companies offer managed dedicated web hosting solutions where they complete web hosting server management operations on behalf of the client. This can be included in the plan or an extra option.
Before You Reach a Decision...
Settling on the top hosting plan is crucial as it can influence the proper operation of a website. Before choosing a plan, weigh the pros and cons, inspect thoroughly all the preconditions for the web portal to function properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still not sure which is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.
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