There are different sorts of hosting services appropriate for different web portals when it comes to the system resources or the hosting environment they demand. To select the most optimal hosting service for your online portal, you must estimate what server-side software programs it demands, how many hits per day you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other specific demands that may have to be satisfied.
Shared Web Hosting - Positive Points
The most adequate alternative for small sites with several hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this form of site hosting, each client pays only for their account, which decreases the total cost per person radically. There are different web hosting plans varying from one hosting firm to another, offering different amounts of storage space and monthly bandwidth, different mailbox account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can order a plan that will have the resources your site really needs. You will not have to pay plenty of money for a plan you will not use, or wind up with a small size account that cannot host the online portal. We, at AIA Web Hosting, offer a wide assortment of hosting packages suitable for personal or small business websites that even provide pre-activated script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you commence with a low-end plan and you demand more system resources, upgrading to a more feature-rich account requires only a mouse click.
Shared web hosting - Minuses
A downside of the shared website hosting environment is that the servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to install additional software. Given online portals, especially online shops, require applications to be present on the web hosting server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting package, you can activate solely software programs that do not request root-level access.
Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For portals that require complete server root access, or if your web portal has many 1000's or even millions of hits per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated package. A virtual web hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated server and it behaves in strictly the same manner.
Virtual Private Hosting Servers
Both solutions usually provide full root privileges and can be restarted through a software tool by the user, independently from the hosting company. Just like the shared website hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting plans comprise different specifications depending on what the web hosting provider offers. A virtual server account includes guaranteed data storage, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be expanded for brief stretches of time in case there are unused resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limit is the hardware configuration it is using, and it can be revved up by changing or appending components. A virtual web hosting server is easier to manipulate as it involves a virtualization platform, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, examine stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated hosting server is more intricate, so such an account would rather be used by competent users.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
Nonetheless, certain providers offer managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they run web server administration operations instead of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an extra service.
Before You Decide...
Picking the top hosting package is essential as it can have an effect on the proper operation of a site. Before picking a plan, compare the pros and cons, check completely all the preconditions for the web page to perform properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still unsure which one is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.
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