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There are various varieties of web hosting packages suitable for different web pages in terms of the resources or the web hosting environment they demand. To choose the most optimal web hosting service for your online portal, you need to evaluate what server-side software it needs, how many hits per day you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special requirements that may need to be satisfied.

Shared Hosting - Positive Points

Economy
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$4.95 / month
Regular
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$7.95 / month
 

The most adequate alternative for small sized web pages with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting account. With this form of web hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which decreases the total cost per user significantly. There are different web hosting solutions differing from one web hosting provider to another, offering different amounts of data storage and monthly bandwidth, different mailbox account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can purchase a plan that will include the specs your website in fact demands. You will not have to pay plenty of cash for an account you will not utilize, or end up with a small package that cannot accommodate the website. We, at St. Clare Web Hosting, offer an extensive array of web hosting plans appropriate for personal or small business sites that even include pre-installed script-driven systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you commence with a low-price package and you need more functionalities, upgrading to a more advanced plan involves only a click of the mouse.

Shared web hosting - Negative Signs

A weak side of the shared hosting environment is that the hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to activate additional software. Specific web pages, especially online shops, need applications to be present on the server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting account, you can install only software applications that do not demand root access.

Private Virtual Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

For web portals that require full root access, or if your web site has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of daily visits, what you demand is a VPS hosting or a dedicated hosting. A VPS hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated machine and it acts in strictly the same manner.

Private Virtual Servers

Both services usually offer full root privileges and can be rebooted via a software program by the user, autonomously from the web hosting company. Just like the shared hosting packages, the VPS hosting and the dedicated server hosting accounts come with different functionalities based on what the hosting vendor has to offer. A private virtual server hosting plan contains guaranteed server storage space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be expanded for short spans of time if there are unused system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limiting factor is the hardware equipment it is utilizing, and it can be upgraded by changing or appending components. A virtual private web server is easier to run as it offers a virtualization panel, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, examine stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more complex, so such an account would rather be utilized by skilled clients.

Dedicated Servers

Nonetheless, some providers provide managed dedicated server web hosting services where they run dedicated server management procedures instead of the client. This can be included in the package or an additional service.

Before You Opt...

Choosing the top hosting plan is vital as it can have an effect on the proper work of a web page. Before opting for an account, compare the pros and cons, explore completely all the prerequisites for the web site to operate properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still not sure which is the best web hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.