There are various kinds of hosting services appropriate for different web pages when it comes to the resources or the hosting platform they demand. To select the most suitable hosting service for your site, you have to access what server-side software it needs, how many daily visits you anticipate at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special requirements that may need to be answered.
Shared web hosting - Assets
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The most proper option for small sites with several hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this form of web space hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which lowers the overall price per customer significantly. There are different web hosting accounts differing from one provider to another, delivering different quotas of server storage and traffic, different e-mail address account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can pay for an account that will include the resources your online portal actually demands. You will not have to pay plenty of money for a package you will not avail of, or wind up with a small account that cannot accommodate the web page. We, at Nickam Web Hosting, offer a big assortment of hosting solutions suitable for personal or small business portals that even include pre-activated script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you start with a low grade account and you demand more features, moving to a high-end account involves just a mouse click.
Shared web hosting - Drawbacks
A weakness of the shared website hosting solution is that the hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to activate new software applications. Some web portals, particularly online stores, request software applications to be present on the web server for them to run, and with a shared web hosting package, you can activate only software that does not need complete root-level access.
Virtual Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For web portals that demand complete root access, or if your online portal has many thousands or even millions of daily visits, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS web server is a software imitation of a dedicated machine and it functions in a strictly identical way.
Both services commonly give full root access and can be rebooted through a software tool by the customer, independently from the web hosting company. Akin to the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated server hosting plans come with different specifications based on what the hosting supplier offers. A private virtual server web hosting package includes guaranteed storage space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can occasionally be enhanced for brief intervals of time in case there are unused resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limit is the hardware it is availing of, and it can be revamped by altering or adding components. A VPS web server is simpler to manage as it involves a virtualization software platform, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, check statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more elaborate, so such an account would rather be used by competent customers.
However, given providers offer managed dedicated server hosting services where they execute dedicated server management assignments on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the package or an additional feature.
Before You Elect...
Opting for the top hosting plan is important as it can affect the proper work of a site. Prior to choosing a package, compare the pros and cons, study thoroughly all the preconditions for the web page to function properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still not sure which one is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.