There are different kinds of hosting packages suitable for different web pages in relation to the system resources or the hosting platform they need. To pick the most relevant hosting service for your site, you have to judge what server-side software applications it requires, how many daily hits you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may have to be covered.
Shared Hosting - Privileges
The most appropriate option for small size web portals with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting plan. With this form of hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which diminishes the overall price per client radically. There are various web hosting plans varying from one hosting company to another, furnishing different amounts of web storage space and monthly bandwidth, different e-mail account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can purchase an account that will have the features your web site indeed demands. You will not have to pay plenty of cash for a plan you will not utilize, or end up with a small size plan that cannot host the site. We, at Host Gate, offer a large choice of hosting solutions suitable for personal or small business web sites that even include pre-installed script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it simpler. If you start with a low grade package and you require more system resources, upgrading to a better package requires just a mouse click.
Shared Hosting - Negative Signs
A weak side of the shared hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software programs installed on them and you are unable to install additional software. Certain web portals, mainly web shops, require software applications to be installed on the server for them to operate, and with a shared hosting solution, you can install solely software platforms that do not require server root access.
VPS Web Servers and Dedicated Servers
For online portals that need full server root access, or if your portal has many 1000's or even millions of daily viewers, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated package. A VPS hosting server is a software simulation of a dedicated hosting server and it performs in exactly the same way.
VPS Web Servers
Both environments traditionally include root privileges and can be rebooted through a software interface by the user, autonomously from the web hosting provider. Analogous to the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web server hosting plans have diverse characteristics based on what the web hosting vendor has to offer. A VPS web hosting plan contains guaranteed web space, RAM and central processing unit usage quotas that can occasionally be extended for short spells of time if there are unused resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is utilizing, and it can be revved up by altering or adding components. A virtual private web hosting server is easier to tackle as it comprises a virtualization platform, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, check statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated server is more complicated, so such a solution would rather be used by qualified customers.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Nonetheless, certain web hosts provide managed dedicated hosting services where they run dedicated server management tasks on behalf of the customer. This can be a part of package or an extra feature.
Before You Reach a Decision...
Opting for the top hosting package is crucial as it can have an influence on the proper operation of a web portal. Before opting for a package, compare the pros and cons, review carefully all the requirements for the website to run properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.
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