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There are various types of hosting solutions suitable for different sites with regard to the resources or the hosting environment they require. To pick the most relevant hosting service for your web site, you must judge what server-side software applications it needs, how many daily hits you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific needs that may have to be covered.
Shared web hosting - Virtues
The best alternative for small scale web sites with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting plan. With this form of webspace hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which minimizes the total price per client radically. There are various web hosting plans differing from one web hosting corporation to another, delivering different amounts of server storage and traffic, different email mailbox account quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can buy an account that will offer the specifications your web portal indeed demands. You will not have to pay a lot of money for an account you will not avail of, or end up with a small plan that cannot accommodate the web portal. We, at Bogart Media, offer a wide choice of hosting accounts appropriate for personal or small business web sites that even come with pre-activated script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you kick off with a low grade package and you need more system resources, moving to a more feature-rich account takes only a mouse click.
Shared website hosting - Downsides
A shortcoming of the shared web hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to activate new software applications. Specific web sites, above all online shops, require applications to be installed on the web server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting environment, you can activate only software platforms that do not request root-level access.
Private Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For portals that require complete server root access, or if your website has many thousands or even millions of daily visits, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated hosting server and it operates in precisely the same manner.
Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers
Both environments normally offer server root access and can be restarted through a software platform by the customer, autonomously from the hosting provider. Similar to the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated server web hosting accounts have different specs depending on what the hosting supplier has to offer. A VPS web hosting plan includes guaranteed hard disk storage, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can occasionally be boosted for short periods of time in case there are unused resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limiting factor is the hardware it is making use of, and it can be configured by changing or appending components. A VPS server is easier to run as it comprises virtualization software, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, explore statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated web server is more complex, so such a plan would rather be utilized by experienced customers.
Dedicated Web Servers
Nonetheless, given hosting firms offer managed dedicated server hosting services where they carry out dedicated hosting server management tasks instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional option.
Before You Decide...
Opting for the top hosting package is vital as it can influence the stable functioning of a web portal. Before opting for a plan, weigh the pros and cons, check carefully all the requirements for the website to run properly, particularly 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 representatives will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.