There are different types of hosting plans appropriate for different web pages in relation to the system resources or the hosting platform they need. To choose the most proper hosting service for your web portal, you need to reckon 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 special needs that may have to be satisfied.
Shared website hosting - Perks
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The most relevant option for small scale sites with several hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this form of web hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which minimizes the total cost per person radically. There are diverse web hosting solutions differing from one web hosting provider to another, furnishing different amounts of storage space and monthly bandwidth, different email account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can purchase a package that will provide the resources your site really needs. You will not need to pay a lot for a package you will not make use of, or wind up with a small sized account that cannot host the site. We, at Maxima Host, offer a large choice of hosting packages appropriate for private or small business websites that even offer pre-activated script-based platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you kick off with a low-cost package and you demand more system resources, moving to a more powerful plan takes only a click.
Shared web hosting - Shortcomings
A negative aspect of the shared website hosting platform is that the web hosting servers have some software installed on them and you cannot install new software. Some sites, above all online stores, need software applications to be installed on the hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting plan, you can activate only software that does not demand complete root access.
Virtual Servers and Dedicated Servers
For web portals that demand complete root-level access, or if your web page has many 1000's or even millions of daily visits, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual private hosting server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated hosting server and it operates in exactly the same manner.
VPS Web Hosting Servers
Both services usually come with complete server root access and can be restarted via a software tool by the customer, autonomously from the hosting supplier. Similar to the shared web hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated web server hosting accounts contain diverse features depending on what the hosting company has to offer. A virtual web server hosting plan includes guaranteed server storage space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can sometimes be extended for short spans of time on condition that there are free resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limit is the hardware architecture it is using, and it can be revved up by altering or adding components. A private virtual web hosting server is simpler to cope with as it includes a virtualization panel, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, examine stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated web server is more complex, so such a package would rather be resorted to by knowledgeable users.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Still, some web hosting suppliers provide managed dedicated web server hosting services where they implement dedicated server administration operations instead of the client. This can be a part of plan or an extra upgrade.
Prior To Selecting...
Selecting the top hosting plan is vital as it can have an effect on the proper performance of a online portal. Prior to settling on a package, weigh the pros and cons, survey completely all the requirements for the web portal to work properly, particularly if it is script-powered. 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 reps will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.