There are various kinds of hosting plans suitable for different sites when it comes to the system resources or the hosting environment they need. To choose the most suitable hosting service for your website, you must calculate what server-side software programs it needs, how many visits per day you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific demands that may have to be covered.
Shared web hosting - Perquisites
The most appropriate alternative for small scale web pages with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this type of web space hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which diminishes the overall cost per individual critically. There are diverse web hosting packages differing from one hosting company to another, furnishing different amounts of disk storage and web traffic, different mail address account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can purchase a plan that will have the specifications your web portal indeed needs. You will not have to pay lots of cash for a package you will not use, or end up with a small scale package that cannot host the web portal. We, at 29blue, offer a big array of hosting packages suitable for private or small business portals that even come with pre-activated script-powered platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you commence with a low-cost account and you demand more functionalities, upgrading to a more powerful plan demands only a click of the mouse.
Shared Website Hosting - Negative Points
A downside of the shared web hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to activate new software. Some web portals, above all web storefronts, demand applications to be available on the server for them to run, and with a shared website hosting package, you can activate only software programs that do not demand full root-level access.
Private Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For web sites that request root access, or if your site has many 1000's or even millions of visits per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A private virtual web hosting server is a software emulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it acts in precisely the same manner.
Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers
Both services traditionally provide complete root-level access and can be rebooted via a software program by the user, independently from the hosting supplier. Similar to the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web server accounts comprise different functionalities based on what the hosting provider has to offer. A virtual private web hosting server package offers guaranteed hard disk space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be increased for brief intervals of time provided that there are free system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware equipment it is utilizing, and it can be upgraded by changing or adding components. A private virtual hosting server is simpler to handle as it comes with a virtualization software platform, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install applications, check statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web server is more elaborate, so such an account would rather be used by trained users.
Still, given web hosting vendors provide managed dedicated web hosting solutions where they execute hosting server management assignments on behalf of the client. This can be a part of plan or an additional option.
Before You Elect...
Opting for the top hosting plan is important as it can influence the proper work of a web page. Before picking a plan, weigh the pros and cons, review completely all the requirements for the web portal to operate properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.