There are different types of hosting accounts suitable for different web portals in regard to the resources or the hosting environment they demand. To pick the best hosting service for your site, you must access what server-side software programs it demands, how many daily hits you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific requirements that may need to be covered.
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The best alternative for small scale web pages with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this type of web site hosting, each user pays only for their account, which decreases the overall price per client significantly. There are diverse web hosting accounts varying from one provider to another, providing different quotas of disk space and web traffic, different mail address account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can purchase a package that will provide the resources your online portal indeed demands. You will not have to pay a lot of money for a plan you will not make use of, or end up with a small sized plan that cannot accommodate the online portal. We, at Wadoo Hosting, offer a wide choice of hosting solutions suitable for personal or small business sites that even come with pre-installed script-powered platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you commence with a basic account and you need more functionalities, moving to a more powerful package involves only a click of the mouse.
Shared website hosting - Weak Points
A negative aspect of the shared website hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to install additional software. Some websites, mainly web shops, request applications to be activated on the web server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting plan, you can activate only software applications that do not request complete server root access.
Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For web portals that demand complete server root access, or if your web site has many thousands or even millions of daily visits, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual private web server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated hosting server and it behaves in exactly the same way.
Private Virtual Servers
Both environments typically include full root access and can be restarted via a software platform by the user, autonomously from the web hosting supplier. Much like the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated hosting packages include different features based on what the hosting provider offers. A private virtual hosting server account includes guaranteed disk space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can sometimes be expanded for brief spans of time provided that there are unused resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware equipment it is using, and it can be revved up by altering or appending components. A virtual web server is easier to tackle as it involves a virtualization software platform, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, explore stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated server is more elaborate, so such a plan would rather be utilized by tech-savvy customers.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
Nonetheless, some web hosting corporations offer managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they execute hosting server management tasks instead of the client. This can be a part of package or an extra feature.
Before You Select...
Opting for the top hosting package is vital as it can influence the stable performance of a web portal. Prior to selecting an account, weigh the pros and cons, study completely all the requirements for the site to run properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still unsure 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.