There are various kinds of hosting packages appropriate for different websites when it comes to the resources or the hosting environment they require. To choose the most relevant hosting service for your online portal, you need to evaluate what server-side software applications it needs, how many visits per day you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special needs that may have to be covered.
Shared website hosting - Strong Sides
The best alternative for small web portals with several hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this type of site hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which decreases the total cost per person markedly. There are diverse web hosting plans differing from one web hosting firm to another, providing different quotas of storage space and web traffic, different email box account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can pay for an account that will have the resources your web site actually needs. You will not need to pay a lot of cash for a package you will not avail of, or end up with a small sized package that cannot accommodate the website. We, at Hostdigg, offer a wide assortment of hosting packages suitable for private or small business portals that even offer pre-installed script-based platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you commence with a low-price package and you require more resources, moving to a more advanced plan demands only a mouse click.
Shared web hosting - Weak Sides
A shortcoming of the shared web hosting platform is that the web hosting servers have some software installed on them and you cannot activate additional software programs. Certain online portals, above all online storefronts, need software applications to be present on the server for them to function, and with a shared web hosting account, you can activate solely software that does not need full root-level access.
Virtual Private Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For online portals that request full root-level access, or if your site has many thousands or even millions of daily viewers, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS is a virtual imitation of a dedicated hosting server and it operates in absolutely the same manner.
Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers
Both services normally provide complete root-level access and can be rebooted through a software tool by the client, independently from the hosting provider. Like the shared web hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated web server hosting accounts contain diverse features depending on what the web hosting supplier has to offer. A VPS web hosting account offers guaranteed data storage, RAM and CPU quotas that can at times be boosted for short intervals of time in case there are available resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limitation is the hardware configuration it is using, and it can be upgraded by altering or appending components. A private virtual hosting server is easier to handle as it involves a virtualization tool, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, check stats, etc. The management of a dedicated web server is more complicated, so such a plan would rather be used by skilled users.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
Nonetheless, given hosting companies provide managed dedicated web server hosting services where they run dedicated web server administration tasks instead of the client. This can be included in the package or an additional option.
Before You Opt...
Choosing the top hosting package is crucial as it can have an influence on the proper functioning of a web portal. Prior to choosing a package, weigh the pros and cons, inspect completely all the requirements for the website to operate properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.
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