Quality Shared Hosting
There are various varieties of shared hosting services suitable for different web portals in relation to the system resources or the shared hosting platform they demand. To pick the most relevant shared hosting service for your website, you have to reckon what server-side software it needs, how many daily visits you anticipate at the start and in the long run, as well as any other special requirements that may need to be satisfied.
Shared web hosting - Advantages
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The most optimal option for small websites with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this form of site hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which minimizes the overall cost per user drastically. There are diverse web hosting solutions varying from one company to another, offering different quotas of data storage space and traffic, different e-mail quotas and so on. The plus is that you can pay for an account that will have the specifications your site indeed demands. You will not have to pay a lot of cash for a plan you will not utilize, or end up with a small package that cannot host the web page. We, at cHostit, offer a large array of shared hosting accounts appropriate for personal or small business websites that even come with pre-installed script-powered platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it easier. If you kick off with a less powerful package and you require more resources, moving to a more powerful package takes only a click.
Shared web hosting - Inconveniences
A negative aspect of the shared website hosting platform is that the servers have some software installed on them and you cannot activate additional software. Certain sites, chiefly online stores, need applications to be available on the server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting environment, you can install only software programs that do not demand root-level access.
Virtual Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For web sites that need full root-level access, or if your online portal has many 1000's or even millions of viewers per day, what you demand is a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. A virtual web server is a software emulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it performs in a strictly identical way.
VPS Web Servers
Both platforms usually provide root privileges and can be restarted through a software interface by the user, autonomously from the hosting provider. Much like the shared website hosting plans, the VPS hosting and the dedicated hosting plans include different characteristics depending on what the hosting supplier has to offer. A virtual server web hosting package contains guaranteed server storage space, RAM and CPU quotas that can sometimes be enlarged for brief spans of time if there are available system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web server, the only limitation is the hardware configuration it is utilizing, and it can be upgraded by changing or adding components. A VPS hosting server is simpler to cope with as it comes with a virtualization panel, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, explore statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated hosting server is more intricate, so such a solution would rather be resorted to by tech-savvy users.
Dedicated Web Servers
However, given web hosting companies offer managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they carry out server administration tasks instead of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an additional option.
Before You Decide...
Choosing the top hosting plan is crucial as it can influence the proper operation of a web page. Prior to selecting an account, compare the pros and cons, study completely all the prerequisites for the web portal to function properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which one is the best shared hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.