Quality Shared Web Hosting
There are different kinds of shared web hosting packages suitable for different web portals in terms of the system resources or the shared web hosting environment they require. To select the most appropriate shared web hosting service for your web site, you have to judge what server-side software programs it requires, how many daily visits you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other special requirements that may need to be satisfied.
Shared Hosting - Perks
1 website hosted
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5 websites hosted
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The most optimal option for small sites with a few hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting package. With this type of hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which decreases the overall price per customer noticeably. There are diverse web hosting plans differing from one web hosting firm to another, offering different amounts of disk storage space and monthly bandwidth, different email quotas and so on. The plus is that you can purchase a package that will include the resources your web page actually demands. You will not have to pay a lot of money for an account you will not make use of, or wind up with a small package that cannot host the web site. We, at HotDogJoe, offer a great assortment of shared web hosting plans appropriate for personal or small business portals that even include pre-installed script-powered systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you kick off with a low-end account and you require more resources, moving to a high-end plan involves just a click of the mouse.
Shared web hosting - Inconveniences
A weak side of the shared web hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to install additional software applications. Given sites, chiefly online shops, request applications to be available on the hosting server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting platform, you can activate only software platforms that do not request full root access.
VPSs and Dedicated Servers
For web pages that require root-level access, or if your site has many 1000's or even millions of viewers per day, what you demand is a VPS web hosting or a dedicated server web hosting. A virtual private hosting server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated hosting server and it runs in a precisely identical way.
Both platforms normally offer complete server root access and can be rebooted via a software program by the client, independently from the web hosting company. Akin to the shared website hosting packages, the VPS web hosting and the dedicated web hosting plans comprise diverse features depending on what the web hosting company has to offer. A VPS hosting server plan includes guaranteed disk space, RAM and CPU quotas that can at times be enlarged for short spans of time provided that there are available resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware equipment it is using, and it can be configured by changing or adding components. A private virtual server is simpler to administer as it ships with virtualization software, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, monitor statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more elaborate, so such a solution would rather be resorted to by knowledgeable users.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
Still, certain hosting vendors offer managed dedicated web server hosting services where they run dedicated hosting server administration procedures on behalf of the customer. This can be a part of package or an additional feature.
Before You Reach a Decision...
Settling on the top hosting package is essential as it can have an effect on the proper functioning of a web site. Prior to choosing a plan, compare the pros and cons, investigate completely all the preconditions for the web site to perform properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still not sure which one is the best shared web 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.