There are various varieties of hosting packages suitable for different web pages in relation to the resources or the hosting environment they demand. To pick the most suitable hosting service for your website, you have to access what server-side software applications it demands, how many hits per day you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other special demands that may have to be met.
Shared Web Hosting - Positive Aspects
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The most optimal alternative for small sized web sites with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting package. With this type of website hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which lowers the overall price per user noticeably. There are various web hosting plans varying from one web hosting corporation to another, offering different amounts of server storage and monthly traffic, different e-mail address account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can order an account that will provide the features your site in fact demands. You will not need to pay plenty of cash for a package you will not use, or end up with a small size package that cannot accommodate the online portal. We, at Universal-Hosting, offer an immense array of hosting packages suitable for private or small business web pages that even offer pre-installed script-powered systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you kick off with a basic account and you need more resources, upgrading to a better plan takes only a click.
Shared website hosting - Negative Points
A downside of the shared web hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to activate new software applications. Some websites, particularly online storefronts, demand software applications to be present on the web server for them to run, and with a shared website hosting solution, you can activate solely software platforms that do not need complete root access.
Private Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For portals that require full root access, or if your web portal has many thousands or even millions of visits per day, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS is a software simulation of a dedicated solution and it runs in exactly the same manner.
Both services normally offer full root-level access and can be rebooted through a software interface by the customer, independently from the hosting provider. Similar to the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated server web hosting plans have diverse features depending on what the web hosting company has to offer. A private virtual server web hosting package has guaranteed disk storage space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can sometimes be enhanced for brief intervals of time in case there are available system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limitation is the hardware configuration it is making use of, and it can be revamped by altering or adding components. A private virtual server is easier to manage as it comprises a virtualization console, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install applications, explore statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated web server is more elaborate, so such a package would rather be utilized by skilled users.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
However, some web hosting corporations offer managed dedicated hosting solutions where they perform hosting server management assignments on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the package or an extra option.
Prior To Reaching a Decision...
Choosing the top hosting package is vital as it can influence the proper functioning of a website. Prior to selecting an account, compare the pros and cons, survey thoroughly all the prerequisites for the online portal to function properly, particularly if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.