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There are different varieties of hosting services appropriate for different web sites with regard to the system resources or the hosting environment they need. To select the most adequate hosting service for your web site, you need to estimate what server-side software applications it needs, how many visits per day you anticipate at the start and in the long run, as well as any other special demands that may need to be satisfied.

Shared web hosting - Benefits

The most suitable option for small web pages with several hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting plan. With this type of site hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which lowers the total price per user considerably. There are diverse web hosting plans varying from one web hosting vendor to another, furnishing different quotas of web storage space and monthly bandwidth, different electronic mail account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can pay for an account that will include the specifications your website indeed requires. You will not need to pay plenty of money for a plan you will not utilize, or wind up with a small size account that cannot shelter the website. We, at AWC Web Services, offer a big collection of hosting solutions suitable for personal or small business portals that even provide pre-installed script-driven platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it simpler. If you kick off with a cheaper package and you require more features, upgrading to a better package takes just a click.

Shared website hosting - Weaknesses

A negative aspect of the shared website hosting solution is that the web servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to activate additional software applications. Certain websites, especially web shops, demand software applications to be available on the server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting solution, you can activate only software platforms that do not demand complete server root access.

VPS Hosting Servers and Dedicated Servers

For portals that need full root access, or if your web page has many thousands or even millions of viewers per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated package. A private virtual server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated hosting server and it operates in exactly the same way.

Virtual Servers

Both solutions typically provide full root-level access and can be rebooted via a software platform by the user, autonomously from the hosting company. Just like the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated server hosting packages have different specs depending on what the hosting provider has to offer. A Virtual Private Server package includes guaranteed data space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can at times be expanded for short stretches of time in case there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limit is the hardware configuration it is making use of, and it can be configured by altering or adding components. A VPS web server is simpler to cope with as it ships with a virtualization console, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, explore statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated web server is more intricate, so such a solution would rather be used by experienced customers.

Dedicated Servers

Nevertheless, some hosts offer managed dedicated web hosting solutions where they execute dedicated server administration operations instead of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an additional feature.

Before You Elect...

Selecting the top hosting plan is important as it can affect the proper functioning of a web site. Prior to choosing a plan, weigh the pros and cons, survey thoroughly all the prerequisites for the web portal to perform properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.

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