There are different types of hosting accounts appropriate for different websites when it comes to the resources or the hosting platform they demand. To select the best hosting service for your web page, you must judge what server-side software it demands, how many daily hits you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other specific requirements that may have to be fulfilled.
Shared website hosting - Perquisites
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The most relevant choice for small websites with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting package. With this type of website hosting, each user pays only for their account, which minimizes the total price per individual noticeably. There are diverse web hosting plans varying from one hosting corporation to another, delivering different amounts of web space and traffic, different e-mail box account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can buy a plan that will include the features your web page actually demands. You will not need to pay plenty of money for an account you will not make use of, or end up with a small size plan that cannot host the web page. We, at Vertex Hosts, offer a vast collection of hosting packages appropriate for private or small business web sites that even offer pre-activated script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it easier. If you begin with a low priced account and you require more system resources, upgrading to a better package requires just a click of the mouse.
Shared website hosting - Negative Sides
A negative aspect of the shared website hosting environment is that the web hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to install additional software applications. Certain web pages, above all online stores, require applications to be present on the web server for them to function, and with a shared web hosting platform, you can install solely software applications that do not request root-level access.
Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For online portals that demand full root-level access, or if your web site has many 1000's or even millions of visits per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual hosting server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated machine and it functions in an absolutely identical way.
Both solutions normally include root access and can be restarted through a software interface by the customer, independently from the hosting supplier. Just like the shared web hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated hosting server accounts include different characteristics based on what the web hosting company offers. A Virtual Private Server account contains guaranteed web storage space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can at times be expanded for short spans of time provided that there are free system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limiting factor is the hardware architecture it is utilizing, and it can be configured by altering or appending components. A virtual web server is simpler to handle as it involves virtualization software, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, monitor stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated web server is more elaborate, so such a package would rather be utilized by tech-savvy clients.
Dedicated Web Servers
Still, some hosting vendors provide managed dedicated server web hosting solutions where they run web server management assignments instead of the client. This can be included in the package or an extra option.
Before You Select...
Opting for the top hosting package is vital as it can affect the stable performance of a website. Prior to selecting a plan, compare the pros and cons, explore completely all the prerequisites for the website to work properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.