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There are different sorts of hosting solutions appropriate for different websites when it comes to the system resources or the hosting platform they require. To select the most proper hosting service for your web portal, you must judge what server-side software programs it demands, how many visits per day you anticipate at the start and in the long run, as well as any other specific demands that may need to be met.

Shared web hosting - Good Points

The best choice for small online portals with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this form of web space hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which decreases the overall cost per user drastically. There are various web hosting plans varying from one host to another, providing different quotas of data storage and web traffic, different email account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can pay for a plan that will offer the features your site really needs. You will not have to pay lots of cash for a plan you will not utilize, or end up with a small scale plan that cannot accommodate the online portal. We, at Space Hostia, offer a wide collection of hosting accounts appropriate for private or small business web sites that even provide pre-installed script-based systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it easier. If you begin with a low priced account and you demand more resources, upgrading to a better package requires only a mouse click.

Shared website hosting - Drawbacks

A drawback of the shared website hosting solution is that the web servers have some software programs installed on them and you are unable to install new software programs. Given websites, mainly web storefronts, require applications to be activated on the server for them to work, and with a shared website hosting platform, you can activate solely software that does not request root-level access.

Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers

For sites that require full root access, or if your portal has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of hits per day, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS hosting server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated solution and it functions in an absolutely identical manner.

VPS Hosting Servers

Both environments commonly provide root-level access and can be rebooted through a software platform by the customer, autonomously from the web hosting supplier. Just like the shared web hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated hosting accounts come with diverse characteristics depending on what the web hosting company offers. A VPS server plan offers guaranteed web storage space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can occasionally be enlarged for short spans of time if there are free system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web server, the only limitation is the hardware configuration it is making use of, and it can be revved up by altering or adding components. A VPS server is easier to run as it arrives with a virtualization platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, examine stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated server is more intricate, so such a solution would rather be used by trained clients.

Dedicated Servers

Still, some web hosting corporations offer managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they run web server administration tasks instead of the customer. This can be a part of plan or an extra service.

Prior To Reaching a Decision...

Selecting the top hosting plan is vital as it can affect the proper performance of a web page. Before settling on an account, weigh the pros and cons, review carefully all the prerequisites for the online portal to run properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still in doubt which is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.

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