There are various varieties of hosting plans suitable for different web pages in regard to the system resources or the hosting environment they require. To select the most optimal hosting service for your web page, you must calculate what server-side software applications it needs, how many daily visits you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other specific needs that may have to be covered.
Shared web hosting - Advantages
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The most optimal alternative for small scale web sites with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting account. With this form of website hosting, each client pays only for their account, which diminishes the total cost per customer radically. There are diverse web hosting plans varying from one company to another, providing different amounts of data storage and web traffic, different email mailbox account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can buy a package that will have the specs your web page indeed requires. You will not need to pay lots of cash for a plan you will not avail of, or end up with a small size package that cannot accommodate the web page. We, at Sharplogics, offer a large selection of hosting accounts suitable for personal or small business websites that even include pre-activated script-driven platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things easier. If you start with a low priced account and you demand more resources, upgrading to a more advanced package involves only a click of the mouse.
Shared website hosting - Shortcomings
A disadvantage of the shared hosting environment is that the hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to activate new software programs. Certain web portals, especially web storefronts, require applications to be installed on the server for them to work, and with a shared website hosting plan, you can install only software platforms that do not need complete root access.
Private Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For web portals that demand full root access, or if your web site has many thousands or even millions of daily visits, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated package. A VPS web hosting server is a software emulation of a dedicated server and it behaves in absolutely the same manner.
Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers
Both solutions commonly include root access and can be restarted via a software tool by the client, independently from the hosting company. Similar to the shared web hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated web server hosting packages contain different characteristics depending on what the web hosting vendor offers. A virtual private hosting server account offers guaranteed hard disk storage space, RAM and CPU quotas that can occasionally be expanded for short stretches of time if there are unused system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware architecture it is availing of, and it can be revamped by changing or appending components. A virtual private web server is simpler to manage as it comprises a virtualization platform, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install applications, monitor statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated web server is more complex, so such a plan would rather be utilized by competent clients.
Dedicated Web Servers
Nevertheless, certain hosting suppliers offer managed dedicated server web hosting solutions where they run web server management procedures instead of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an additional feature.
Before You Choose...
Opting for the top hosting package is crucial as it can have an influence on the stable functioning of a site. Prior to picking a plan, compare the pros and cons, examine carefully all the requirements for the web page to operate properly, particularly if it is script-based. And if you are still not sure which is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.