There are different types of hosting solutions suitable for different web pages in relation to the resources or the hosting environment they demand. To pick the most optimal hosting service for your website, you need to estimate what server-side software it requires, how many daily visits you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other specific demands that may have to be covered.
Shared web hosting - Positive Aspects
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The most adequate option for small sized web pages with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this type of web hosting, each client pays only for their account, which reduces the overall cost per individual drastically. There are diverse web hosting plans differing from one provider to another, delivering different amounts of data storage space and monthly traffic, different e-mailbox account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can order an account that will include the specifications your website really needs. You will not need to pay a lot of cash for a plan you will not use, or end up with a small package that cannot shelter the website. We, at Hosting 13, offer an enormous selection of hosting solutions appropriate for personal or small business sites that even come with pre-installed script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you kick off with a low grade package and you demand more features, upgrading to a more powerful account requires only a mouse click.
Shared web hosting - Downsides
A disadvantage of the shared web hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot install additional software applications. Specific web sites, especially online storefronts, require software applications to be installed on the server for them to operate, and with a shared web hosting environment, you can activate solely software platforms that do not request root access.
Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For web pages that need server root access, or if your online portal has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of daily visitors, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS is a software imitation of a dedicated machine and it runs in an absolutely identical way.
VPS Web Servers
Both solutions normally come with complete server root access and can be restarted via a software interface by the customer, autonomously from the hosting provider. Like the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting server accounts sport different functionalities depending on what the web hosting vendor has to offer. A virtual web server hosting plan contains guaranteed server storage space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can occasionally be increased for short spans of time on condition that there are unused system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limit is the hardware equipment it is using, and it can be revamped by changing or adding components. A private virtual web hosting server is simpler to cope with as it comprises a virtualization platform, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, check statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated web server is more complex, so such a solution would rather be used by skilled clients.
Nonetheless, some web hosting firms offer managed dedicated server web hosting solutions where they implement web server administration operations instead of the customer. This can be included in the package or an additional service.
Before You Select...
Picking the top hosting plan is crucial as it can influence the proper performance of a web page. Before picking a plan, weigh the pros and cons, investigate thoroughly all the requirements for the site to function properly, particularly if it is script-based. And if you are still in doubt which 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.