There are various sorts of hosting accounts appropriate for different websites in terms of the resources or the hosting environment they require. To choose the most appropriate hosting service for your website, you have to estimate what server-side software applications it requires, how many visits per day you anticipate at the start and in the long run, as well as any other special needs that may have to be satisfied.
Shared website hosting - Strong Points
The most optimal choice for small web portals with several hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this form of website hosting, each user pays only for their account, which decreases the overall cost per person considerably. There are various web hosting accounts differing from one hosting supplier to another, providing different quotas of disk storage space and traffic, different email address account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can obtain a plan that will include the specifications your web site indeed demands. You will not have to pay lots of money for an account you will not avail of, or end up with a small account that cannot accommodate the web site. We, at Nickam Web Hosting, offer an extensive array of hosting accounts appropriate for private or small business web sites that even come with pre-installed script-driven systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you commence with a less powerful plan and you need more resources, moving to a more feature-rich account demands just a click.
Shared Hosting - Shortcomings
A drawback of the shared website hosting solution is that the servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to activate new software platforms. Given websites, particularly online shops, request software applications to be installed on the web hosting server for them to function, and with a shared website hosting package, you can activate only software programs that do not require full server root access.
Virtual Private Web Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For sites that need complete root-level access, or if your web page has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of hits per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS web server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it functions in exactly the same way.
Both services commonly give root-level access and can be restarted via a software program by the client, autonomously from the web hosting company. Just like the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web server hosting accounts involve different specifications depending on what the hosting supplier has to offer. A Virtual Private Server web hosting account includes guaranteed data storage space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be boosted for short stretches of time if there are free system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limit is the hardware it is making use of, and it can be revamped by altering or appending components. A virtual private web hosting server is simpler to administer as it includes a virtualization software platform, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, check stats, etc. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more complex, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by practiced customers.
Still, certain hosting providers offer managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they run hosting server administration tasks instead of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an extra option.
Before You Elect...
Settling on the top hosting package is vital as it can have an influence on the stable performance of a web portal. Prior to picking an account, weigh the pros and cons, review carefully all the prerequisites for the website to run properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt 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.
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