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There are different sorts of hosting services appropriate for different websites in relation to the system resources or the hosting environment they require. To select the most relevant hosting service for your site, you need to judge what server-side software applications it requires, how many hits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific requirements that may have to be fulfilled.

Shared web hosting - Good Points

The most adequate option for small size websites with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this type of website hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which decreases the total cost per client markedly. There are various web hosting accounts differing from one provider to another, delivering different quotas of data storage space and traffic, different e-mail box account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can obtain a plan that will have the specifications your web page actually needs. You will not have to pay plenty of money for an account you will not utilize, or end up with a small size account that cannot accommodate the website. We, at Helios Host, offer a wide array of hosting packages suitable for personal or small business websites that even include pre-installed script-based systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you commence with a cheaper plan and you demand more system resources, upgrading to a more powerful package takes just a click of the mouse.

Shared web hosting - Disadvantages

A shortcoming of the shared web hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software installed on them and you cannot install additional software programs. Some online portals, chiefly online storefronts, require applications to be present on the server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting account, you can install solely software that does not need full root-level access.

VPS Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

For web pages that request full root access, or if your site has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of daily viewers, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual hosting server is a software simulation of a dedicated web server and it operates in a precisely identical manner.

VPS Web Servers

Both platforms traditionally come with server root access and can be rebooted through a software interface by the customer, independently from the web hosting supplier. Just like the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting packages contain different features based on what the web hosting provider offers. A VPS web server hosting package offers guaranteed data space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can occasionally be increased for brief intervals of time in case there are available resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is making use of, and it can be revved up by altering or adding components. A virtual private web hosting server is simpler to administer as it includes a virtualization panel, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, examine stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more complex, so such a solution would rather be resorted to by knowledgeable users.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

Nevertheless, certain web hosting vendors offer managed dedicated web server hosting services where they perform web hosting server administration operations on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an additional feature.

Prior To Opting...

Selecting the top hosting package is vital as it can affect the proper operation of a web page. Prior to selecting a plan, compare the pros and cons, investigate carefully all the prerequisites for the site to operate properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.