There are different varieties of hosting services appropriate for different web portals in terms of the system resources or the hosting platform they need. To select the best hosting service for your web page, you need to calculate what server-side software applications it requires, how many hits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special demands that may have to be covered.
Shared website hosting - Positive Points
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The most suitable alternative for small sized websites with a few hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this form of web hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which diminishes the total cost per customer substantially. There are diverse web hosting packages differing from one host to another, providing different quotas of server space and bandwidth, different email account quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can pay for a package that will provide the features your website really needs. You will not need to pay plenty of cash for a package you will not avail of, or wind up with a small account that cannot accommodate the web portal. We, at HarryHost, offer a wide selection of hosting accounts appropriate for personal or small business websites that even provide pre-installed script-powered systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it easier. If you begin with a low grade account and you require more resources, upgrading to a more advanced account requires just a click.
Shared Hosting - Weak Sides
A shortcoming of the shared hosting environment is that the web hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to install additional software. Specific online portals, especially web stores, require software applications to be available on the web hosting server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting solution, you can activate only software that does not demand root access.
VPS Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For online portals that request complete root access, or if your web page has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of visits per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated package. A virtual hosting server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated server and it acts in precisely the same manner.
Virtual Private Web Servers
Both solutions traditionally give root access and can be rebooted via a software platform by the user, independently from the web hosting supplier. Much like the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web server hosting plans include diverse functionalities based on what the web hosting supplier offers. A VPS web server account offers guaranteed data storage, RAM and CPU quotas that can occasionally be boosted for brief stretches of time in case there are available resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware equipment it is availing of, and it can be revved up by changing or appending components. A VPS server is simpler to cope with as it arrives with a virtualization platform, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, explore stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated web server is more elaborate, so such a plan would rather be used by competent customers.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
Nonetheless, some hosts provide managed dedicated web hosting services where they execute web server management tasks instead of the customer. This can be a part of plan or an extra option.
Before You Reach a Decision...
Choosing the top hosting plan is vital as it can have an influence on the proper functioning of a website. Prior to opting for an account, compare the pros and cons, examine thoroughly all the prerequisites for the web site to perform properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still not sure which one is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.