Quality Shared Hosting
There are different sorts of shared hosting accounts suitable for different web pages in terms of the system resources or the shared hosting platform they demand. To choose the best shared hosting service for your site, you have to evaluate what server-side software programs it demands, how many daily visits you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other specific needs that may have to be met.
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The most suitable choice for small size online portals with several hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting package. With this type of site hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which diminishes the overall cost per individual considerably. There are various web hosting solutions varying from one provider to another, providing different amounts of server storage and monthly traffic, different mail quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can pay for an account that will have the specifications your online portal actually needs. You will not need to pay plenty of cash for an account you will not utilize, or wind up with a small scale plan that cannot host the site. We, at In the Cloud Company Hosting, offer a large collection of shared hosting accounts appropriate for private or small business web sites that even provide pre-activated script-driven systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you begin with a low-cost account and you require more functionalities, upgrading to a more feature-rich plan involves just a click of the mouse.
Shared web hosting - Negative Points
A weakness of the shared web hosting solution is that the hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to activate additional software. Specific web sites, above all online shops, request applications to be activated on the web hosting server for them to operate, and with a shared website hosting solution, you can install only software platforms that do not require server root access.
Private Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Servers
For sites that need complete root-level access, or if your portal has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of hits per day, what you demand is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A Virtual Private Server is a software simulation of a dedicated server and it operates in an absolutely identical way.
Private Virtual Hosting Servers
Both services generally include root privileges and can be rebooted via a software interface by the user, autonomously from the hosting company. Akin to the shared web hosting accounts, the virtual private servers and the dedicated web hosting server accounts have diverse functionalities depending on what the web hosting company offers. A virtual private web server plan offers guaranteed disk storage space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be extended for short spans of time in case there are available system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limitation is the hardware equipment it is availing of, and it can be revamped by changing or adding components. A private virtual web server is easier to manage as it comes with a virtualization console, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, monitor stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web server is more complex, so such an account would rather be resorted to by proficient customers.
Nevertheless, some hosting providers provide managed dedicated web hosting services where they implement dedicated server administration tasks on behalf of the client. This can be a part of package or an extra option.
Before You Reach a Decision...
Picking the top hosting package is essential as it can affect the proper operation of a web page. Prior to settling on an account, weigh the pros and cons, check thoroughly all the prerequisites for the web site to operate properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still not sure which one is the best shared hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.