There are various kinds of hosting solutions appropriate for different websites in terms of the resources or the hosting environment they demand. To choose the most appropriate hosting service for your web portal, you need to access what server-side software it needs, how many hits per day you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other special requirements that may need to be met.
Shared web hosting - Virtues
The most suitable alternative for small scale web sites with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting account. With this form of site hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which diminishes the overall cost per person radically. There are different web hosting packages varying from one hosting company to another, providing different quotas of hard disk storage space and traffic, different email mailbox account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can buy a plan that will offer the features your website in fact requires. You will not have to pay lots of money for a package you will not utilize, or end up with a small sized package that cannot shelter the web portal. We, at Helios Host, offer a great choice of hosting packages suitable for private or small business web pages that even include pre-activated script-powered platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you kick off with a low-price package and you need more features, upgrading to a high-end account demands only a click of the mouse.
Shared website hosting - Drawbacks
A negative side of the shared website hosting solution is that the servers have some software programs installed on them and you are unable to activate new software. Certain online portals, particularly web storefronts, demand applications to be activated on the web hosting server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting platform, you can install only software platforms that do not demand complete server root access.
Virtual Private Web Servers and Dedicated Servers
For sites that require full root-level access, or if your website has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of hits per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A private virtual hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated machine and it works in strictly the same way.
VPS Web Servers
Both platforms normally offer full root access and can be rebooted via a software interface by the user, autonomously from the web hosting company. Like the shared web hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated server hosting packages include diverse features depending on what the web hosting vendor offers. A private virtual hosting server account has guaranteed data storage, RAM and CPU quotas that can sometimes be enlarged for short periods of time if there are available resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is utilizing, and it can be configured by altering or appending components. A virtual web server is simpler to handle as it comprises a virtualization panel, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, examine statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated server is more elaborate, so such a plan would rather be used by skilled users.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Nevertheless, given providers provide managed dedicated server web hosting services where they carry out web server management procedures on behalf of the client. This can be a part of package or an extra service.
Before You Decide...
Picking the top hosting package is vital as it can affect the proper operation of a web page. Prior to selecting a package, compare the pros and cons, study carefully all the preconditions for the online portal to operate properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.
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