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There are various kinds of hosting services suitable for different web portals in terms of the system resources or the hosting environment they require. To select the most suitable hosting service for your web page, you have to reckon what server-side software programs it requires, how many daily hits you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other special demands that may need to be answered.
Shared website hosting - Assets
The best choice for small size websites with several hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this type of website hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which decreases the overall cost per user noticeably. There are diverse web hosting packages differing from one web host to another, furnishing different quotas of storage space and monthly traffic, different e-mail address account quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can purchase an account that will include the features your site indeed demands. You will not need to pay plenty of money for an account you will not make use of, or end up with a small scale plan that cannot shelter the web page. We, at 29blue, offer a wide variety of hosting packages appropriate for private or small business web pages that even include pre-activated script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you begin with a low priced plan and you require more resources, upgrading to a more feature-rich package takes only a mouse click.
Shared web hosting - Weaknesses
A negative side of the shared website hosting environment is that the web hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot activate new software programs. Certain web sites, chiefly online storefronts, request applications to be present on the server for them to work, and with a shared website hosting platform, you can activate only software platforms that do not need complete server root access.
Virtual Private Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For web pages that demand full server root access, or if your portal has many thousands or even millions of daily visits, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated web hosting server and it acts in a strictly identical manner.
Virtual Private Servers
Both services usually provide full root privileges and can be rebooted through a software program by the user, independently from the hosting supplier. Analogous to the shared web hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting server packages involve diverse functionalities based on what the hosting vendor has to offer. A virtual private web hosting server account contains guaranteed hard disk space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can occasionally be extended for short spans of time on condition that there are free resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is using, and it can be upgraded by changing or appending components. A VPS hosting server is simpler to handle as it arrives with virtualization software, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, explore stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more complicated, so such an account would rather be utilized by competent users.
Dedicated Web Servers
Nevertheless, some web hosting providers provide managed dedicated server hosting services where they execute dedicated web server administration procedures instead of the client. This can be a part of plan or an additional option.
Before You Opt...
Opting for the top hosting package is important as it can have an influence on the stable work of a web portal. Prior to choosing a package, compare the pros and cons, survey thoroughly all the requirements for the online portal to function properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still not sure 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 happy to help you and answer all your questions.