There are different types of hosting plans appropriate for different web pages in terms of the system resources or the hosting platform they need. To select the most appropriate hosting service for your site, you must judge what server-side software programs it demands, how many hits per day you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other special requirements that may have to be met.
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The most relevant option for small scale sites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this type of hosting, each user pays only for their account, which lowers the overall price per individual drastically. There are various web hosting plans varying from one hosting vendor to another, offering different quotas of hard disk storage space and monthly bandwidth, different email mailbox account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can order an account that will include the specifications your web portal in fact demands. You will not have to pay lots of cash for a package you will not avail of, or end up with a small sized account that cannot accommodate the web portal. We, at Ceros Host, offer a huge array of hosting plans appropriate for personal or small business portals that even include pre-activated script-based platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you begin with a basic package and you require more features, upgrading to a better plan takes just a click.
Shared Website Hosting - Shortcomings
A shortcoming of the shared website hosting platform is that the web servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to activate additional software programs. Certain online portals, chiefly web stores, request software applications to be present on the hosting server for them to function, and with a shared web hosting plan, you can install solely software that does not demand server root access.
VPS Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For portals that require root-level access, or if your web portal has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of daily visitors, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated package. A Virtual Private Server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated machine and it runs in strictly the same manner.
Both environments typically include complete root access and can be restarted through a software interface by the customer, autonomously from the web hosting supplier. Much like the shared web hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated server web hosting packages sport different specifications depending on what the hosting supplier has to offer. A virtual private web hosting server plan contains guaranteed web storage space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can at times be enhanced for short stretches of time on condition that there are spare system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is making use of, and it can be upgraded by changing or appending components. A VPS server is simpler to manipulate as it arrives with a virtualization panel, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, examine statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated server is more complex, so such a plan would rather be utilized by experienced clients.
Dedicated Web Servers
Still, some web hosting firms provide managed dedicated server hosting services where they execute dedicated web hosting server administration assignments instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional option.
Before You Choose...
Selecting the top hosting package is essential as it can influence the proper functioning of a online portal. Before settling on a package, compare the pros and cons, investigate carefully all the preconditions for the site to function properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still not sure which one is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.