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There are various types of hosting services suitable for different web pages in regard to the resources or the hosting environment they require. To pick the most proper hosting service for your site, you need to calculate what server-side software it demands, how many daily hits you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific demands that may have to be fulfilled.
Shared web hosting - Perquisites
The most proper alternative for small scale web pages with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting plan. With this type of site hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which lowers the overall cost per individual considerably. There are different web hosting plans differing from one web hosting firm to another, providing different quotas of disk storage space and monthly bandwidth, different email mailbox account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can obtain a plan that will have the specs your web site in fact requires. You will not have to pay a lot of cash for a plan you will not avail of, or wind up with a small plan that cannot host the web site. We, at HarryHost, offer a vast variety of hosting plans appropriate for private or small business sites that even provide pre-installed script-based platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things easier. If you start with a low-end account and you require more functionalities, moving to a better plan demands only a click.
Shared Web Hosting - Disadvantages
A negative aspect of the shared website hosting solution is that the hosting servers have some software installed on them and you cannot activate new software programs. Specific websites, above all web stores, demand software applications to be present on the web server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting solution, you can install solely software that does not require complete root-level access.
Private Virtual Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For online portals that request complete root-level access, or if your site has many 1000's or even millions of hits per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated package. A VPS server is a software simulation of a dedicated hosting server and it functions in a precisely identical way.
Both platforms normally provide complete root-level access and can be restarted via a software program by the customer, autonomously from the web hosting company. Just like the shared web hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated server packages include different functionalities depending on what the web hosting company has to offer. A virtual web server account includes guaranteed server space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be enlarged for short spans of time if there are free resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limit is the hardware equipment it is availing of, and it can be upgraded by changing or appending components. A Virtual Private Server is easier to handle as it offers a virtualization software platform, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, monitor stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated web server is more elaborate, so such a solution would rather be resorted to by trained users.
Dedicated Web Servers
Yet, given providers provide managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they run dedicated server administration operations instead of the client. This can be a part of plan or an extra feature.
Before You Select...
Selecting the top hosting plan is important as it can influence the proper functioning of a web site. Before opting for an account, weigh the pros and cons, survey completely all the preconditions for the site to operate properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still not sure which is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.