There are different varieties of hosting plans suitable for different web portals in regard to the system resources or the hosting environment they need. To pick the most relevant hosting service for your online portal, you have to evaluate what server-side software it requires, how many daily hits you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other special demands that may need to be answered.
Shared web hosting - Perquisites
The most relevant option for small web sites with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this type of site hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which minimizes the overall cost per individual drastically. There are various web hosting accounts differing from one web hosting provider to another, delivering different quotas of data storage space and web traffic, different e-mail address account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can get a plan that will offer the specifications your website actually requires. You will not have to pay a lot of cash for an account you will not make use of, or end up with a small scale plan that cannot shelter the online portal. We, at Terabit, offer an extensive collection of hosting accounts suitable for private or small business websites that even come with pre-activated script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things easier. If you kick off with a low-cost account and you demand more resources, moving to a high-end plan requires just a mouse click.
Shared web hosting - Drawbacks
A drawback of the shared website hosting solution is that the hosting servers have some software programs installed on them and you are unable to install additional software applications. Certain web sites, especially online storefronts, require software applications to be present on the web server for them to operate, and with a shared hosting platform, you can activate solely software that does not request full server root access.
Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For web portals that request complete root-level access, or if your website has many 1000's or even millions of hits per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual private web server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated web server and it behaves in an exactly identical manner.
Virtual Hosting Servers
Both platforms usually give complete root-level access and can be rebooted via a software platform by the client, independently from the web hosting provider. Much like the shared web hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated hosting packages come with different functionalities depending on what the web hosting supplier has to offer. A virtual web server package has guaranteed hard disk space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can occasionally be enlarged for brief periods of time on condition that there are free system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web server, the only limit is the hardware it is making use of, and it can be revved up by changing or adding components. A virtual server is easier to administer as it involves a virtualization console, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, examine statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated web server is more intricate, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by practiced users.
Dedicated Web Servers
Nevertheless, certain web hosts offer managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they carry out web hosting server management assignments instead of the customer. This can be a part of plan or an extra option.
Before You Elect...
Choosing the top hosting plan is crucial as it can influence the proper work of a site. Prior to selecting a plan, compare the pros and cons, explore thoroughly all the requirements for the online portal to function properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still unsure which one is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.
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