There are different varieties of hosting accounts appropriate for different web sites in regard to the system resources or the hosting environment they need. To select the most proper hosting service for your online portal, you need to calculate what server-side software programs it needs, how many daily visits you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other special demands that may need to be met.
Shared Web Hosting - Positive Aspects
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The most proper choice for small sized web portals with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this form of website hosting, each user pays only for their account, which lowers the total cost per client drastically. There are diverse web hosting plans differing from one web hosting supplier to another, providing different amounts of web space and monthly traffic, different mailbox account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can get a package that will include the features your site actually needs. You will not need to pay lots of cash for a package you will not utilize, or wind up with a small scale plan that cannot host the web site. We, at Duty Free Domains, offer an extensive assortment of hosting plans suitable for private or small business web portals that even come with pre-installed script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you begin with a low priced plan and you demand more functionalities, upgrading to a high-end plan requires just a click.
Shared website hosting - Disadvantages
A negative aspect of the shared hosting platform is that the servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot install new software applications. Given web sites, especially web storefronts, request applications to be available on the web server for them to function, and with a shared website hosting package, you can activate only software programs that do not request full root-level access.
VPS Web Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For websites that demand complete root access, or if your online portal has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of viewers per day, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS web server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated server and it performs in absolutely the same manner.
Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers
Both solutions usually offer full server root privileges and can be rebooted through a software platform by the customer, independently from the web hosting supplier. Just like the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated server web hosting accounts include different specifications based on what the web hosting vendor has to offer. A VPS web server package includes guaranteed data storage space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be increased for brief intervals of time provided that there are free system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limitation is the hardware equipment it is using, and it can be revamped by changing or adding components. A private virtual server is simpler to tackle as it comes with a virtualization software platform, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, check stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more complicated, so such a package would rather be used by competent users.
Still, certain hosting companies provide managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they run server administration procedures instead of the client. This can be a part of package or an additional option.
Prior To Electing...
Settling on the top hosting package is vital as it can have an influence on the proper work of a online portal. Before choosing a plan, compare the pros and cons, survey carefully all the requirements for the online portal to operate properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.