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There are various types of hosting accounts suitable for different web sites with regard to the resources or the hosting platform they need. To choose the best hosting service for your site, you have to reckon what server-side software applications it requires, how many hits per day you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other specific needs that may need to be covered.

Shared web hosting - Virtues

The most suitable option for small websites with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this type of hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which diminishes the overall cost per user substantially. There are diverse web hosting plans differing from one hosting provider to another, furnishing different quotas of data storage and bandwidth, different mailbox account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can get a package that will have the specifications your website actually demands. You will not have to pay lots of cash for an account you will not utilize, or wind up with a small sized package that cannot shelter the web page. We, at Vertex Hosts, offer a huge assortment of hosting accounts suitable for private or small business sites that even come with pre-activated script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you start with a low priced plan and you require more features, upgrading to a more advanced package demands just a click.

Shared website hosting - Weaknesses

A weakness of the shared web hosting platform is that the servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot activate additional software applications. Specific web pages, mainly web stores, require applications to be present on the server for them to operate, and with a shared hosting package, you can install only software programs that do not need full server root access.

Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers

For websites that demand full root access, or if your portal has many thousands or even millions of visitors per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A Virtual Private Server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it functions in exactly the same way.

Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers

Both services traditionally offer full root-level access and can be rebooted via a software program by the client, autonomously from the hosting company. Much like the shared website hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated hosting packages involve diverse functionalities depending on what the web hosting company offers. A virtual private web server hosting plan includes guaranteed server storage, random access memory and CPU quotas that can at times be boosted for short periods of time provided that there are free system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web server, the only limit is the hardware architecture it is using, and it can be revamped by altering or appending components. A VPS web hosting server is easier to run as it involves a virtualization software platform, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, examine statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more elaborate, so such an account would rather be resorted to by skilled clients.

Dedicated Web Servers

Nevertheless, certain companies offer managed dedicated server web hosting solutions where they perform dedicated web hosting server administration procedures instead of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an extra option.

Prior To Opting...

Opting for the top hosting package is vital as it can affect the stable performance of a web site. Prior to settling on an account, weigh the pros and cons, study carefully all the requirements for the web portal to work properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still unsure which one is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.

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