There are various varieties of hosting packages appropriate for different web pages with regard to the system resources or the hosting environment they need. To select the best hosting service for your web portal, you have to judge 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 have to be covered.
Shared web hosting - Advantages
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The best choice for small web portals with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this type of web space hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which lowers the overall cost per client markedly. There are diverse web hosting solutions differing from one web hosting supplier to another, providing different quotas of server storage and web traffic, different email box account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can buy a package that will provide the features your online portal really demands. You will not need to pay a lot for a plan you will not utilize, or wind up with a small sized package that cannot accommodate the web site. We, at Bohohosting, offer a wide variety of hosting solutions suitable for private or small business web pages that even offer pre-activated script-driven systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you begin with a low-cost package and you need more functionalities, moving to a more feature-rich package involves only a click.
Shared website hosting - Weak Sides
A drawback of the shared website hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software installed on them and you cannot activate additional software programs. Given websites, chiefly web shops, request software applications to be available on the web hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting account, you can install only software programs that do not request root access.
Virtual Private Web Servers and Dedicated Servers
For web portals that demand full server root access, or if your web site has many 1000's or even millions of visits per day, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A private virtual web server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated solution and it behaves in strictly the same way.
Both services normally come with root-level access and can be rebooted through a software program by the user, independently from the web hosting provider. Analogous to the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting accounts come with different specs depending on what the hosting vendor has to offer. A Virtual Private Server web hosting plan contains guaranteed web space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can at times be extended for brief spans of time if there are available system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is using, and it can be configured by altering or appending components. A VPS server is easier to tackle as it includes a virtualization panel, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, explore statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more complicated, so such an account would rather be used by knowledgeable customers.
However, given hosting corporations provide managed dedicated server web hosting services where they implement dedicated web server management procedures instead of the client. This can be included in the package or an extra option.
Before You Select...
Selecting the top hosting package is important as it can have an effect on the stable performance of a website. Before choosing a package, compare the pros and cons, appraise carefully all the preconditions for the site to work properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which one is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.