There are different varieties of hosting accounts appropriate for different web portals in relation to the resources or the hosting platform they demand. To pick the most relevant hosting service for your online portal, you must judge what server-side software applications it requires, how many visits per day you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific demands that may need to be fulfilled.
Shared website hosting - Benefits
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The most optimal choice for small websites with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this form of site hosting, each user pays only for their account, which diminishes the total cost per customer considerably. There are different web hosting packages differing from one hosting provider to another, supplying different quotas of disk storage space and monthly bandwidth, different mail quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can order an account that will have the specifications your web page in fact demands. You will not have to pay a lot of money for a plan you will not avail of, or end up with a small scale plan that cannot shelter the site. We, at Keyword Rich Domains, offer an enormous choice of hosting accounts appropriate for private or small business web sites that even provide pre-installed script-driven systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you commence with a less powerful plan and you need more features, upgrading to a more powerful plan demands only a click of the mouse.
Shared web hosting - Drawbacks
A negative side of the shared web hosting environment is that the hosting servers have some software programs installed on them and you cannot install new software. Specific web pages, mainly web shops, demand software applications to be activated on the web hosting server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting solution, you can install only software programs that do not require full root-level access.
VPS Web Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For web portals that need full server root access, or if your web site has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of daily visitors, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual hosting server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated machine and it runs in an exactly identical way.
VPS Web Hosting Servers
Both solutions typically provide full root privileges and can be rebooted through a software tool by the customer, independently from the hosting company. Like the shared hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting packages come with different specifications depending on what the hosting provider has to offer. A private virtual hosting server package has guaranteed server storage space, RAM and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be enlarged for short stretches of time on condition that there are free system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware architecture it is making use of, and it can be upgraded by changing or appending components. A virtual private web server is easier to run as it comes with a virtualization console, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, explore stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more complicated, so such a package would rather be resorted to by tech-savvy users.
Still, some web hosting providers offer managed dedicated server web hosting services where they perform dedicated web server management operations instead of the customer. This can be a part of package or an extra upgrade.
Before You Select...
Opting for the top hosting plan is vital as it can affect the stable functioning of a web page. Before choosing a package, compare the pros and cons, explore carefully all the prerequisites for the web site to run properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.