There are various types of hosting packages appropriate for different web pages in terms of the system resources or the hosting platform they need. To pick the most relevant hosting service for your site, you must calculate what server-side software programs it requires, how many daily hits you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may have to be answered.
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The most suitable alternative for small sized web sites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this type of site hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which minimizes the overall cost per user considerably. There are diverse web hosting plans varying from one web hosting company to another, delivering different quotas of disk storage and monthly traffic, different email quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can purchase a package that will include the specs your online portal in fact requires. You will not have to pay lots of cash for an account you will not avail of, or wind up with a small sized plan that cannot shelter the site. We, at Helios Host, offer a wide array of hosting solutions appropriate for personal or small business pages that even include pre-activated script-based platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things easier. If you commence with a low-price plan and you need more features, moving to a more feature-rich account involves only a click of the mouse.
Shared web hosting - Negative Signs
A disadvantage of the shared website hosting platform is that the web servers have some software installed on them and you cannot install additional software applications. Certain websites, chiefly online stores, need software applications to be available on the server for them to function, and with a shared website hosting plan, you can install solely software platforms that do not need complete root-level access.
Virtual Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For sites that require complete server root access, or if your website has many thousands or even millions of hits per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it behaves in exactly the same way.
VPS Hosting Servers
Both platforms commonly provide full root privileges and can be restarted via a software tool by the customer, independently from the web hosting provider. Like the shared web hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated server accounts contain different specifications based on what the hosting vendor has to offer. A Virtual Private Server hosting package contains guaranteed server space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can at times be expanded for short intervals of time on condition that there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limiting factor is the hardware equipment it is utilizing, and it can be upgraded by changing or appending components. A VPS server is simpler to manage as it involves a virtualization platform, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, check stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more complicated, so such a package would rather be used by trained customers.
Dedicated Web Servers
Nonetheless, some hosting suppliers provide managed dedicated web hosting solutions where they perform dedicated web server administration procedures instead of the customer. This can be included in the package or an additional service.
Prior To Reaching a Decision...
Settling on the top hosting package is vital as it can have an influence on the proper work of a site. Prior to settling on a plan, weigh the pros and cons, examine thoroughly all the prerequisites for the web portal to function properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still not sure which is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.