There are various kinds of hosting plans appropriate for different web pages in relation to the system resources or the hosting platform they demand. To select the most appropriate hosting service for your online portal, you need to evaluate what server-side software programs it requires, how many visits per day you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other specific requirements that may need to be fulfilled.
Shared website hosting - Good Points
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The most optimal choice for small sized web sites with a few hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this form of web hosting, each client pays only for their account, which diminishes the overall price per customer considerably. There are diverse web hosting accounts differing from one hosting corporation to another, supplying different amounts of web space and traffic, different e-mail address account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can purchase an account that will include the specs your online portal really needs. You will not need to pay lots of money for a package you will not make use of, or wind up with a small sized package that cannot host the web site. We, at AWC Web Services, offer a wide array of hosting accounts suitable for private or small business web portals that even come with pre-installed script-driven systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you kick off with a less powerful plan and you need more functionalities, moving to a more powerful package takes just a click.
Shared website hosting - Weak Sides
A disadvantage of the shared web hosting platform is that the web servers have some software installed on them and you cannot install new software platforms. Given online portals, chiefly online stores, need software applications to be activated on the web server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting account, you can activate solely software platforms that do not demand complete root-level access.
Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For web sites that require full root access, or if your web portal has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of hits per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated package. A VPS server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated server and it works in an absolutely identical manner.
Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers
Both environments commonly offer root access and can be restarted via a software program by the customer, autonomously from the web hosting supplier. Just like the shared web hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated server web hosting plans have different specs based on what the hosting provider offers. A VPS server package contains guaranteed hard disk space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can occasionally be enhanced for short intervals of time if there are spare system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is utilizing, and it can be revved up by changing or adding components. A virtual private web server is easier to handle as it ships with a virtualization platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, check stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more intricate, so such a solution would rather be utilized by tech-savvy clients.
Nevertheless, some hosting firms provide managed dedicated server web hosting solutions where they perform dedicated hosting server management operations instead of the client. This can be a part of package or an additional feature.
Before You Reach a Decision...
Choosing the top hosting plan is important as it can have an effect on the stable performance of a web portal. Prior to picking a package, compare the pros and cons, check carefully all the prerequisites for the web portal to perform properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still not sure which is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.