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There are different sorts of web hosting accounts appropriate for different websites with regard to the resources or the web hosting environment they need. To choose the best web hosting service for your online portal, you have to judge what server-side software programs it requires, how many daily hits you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other specific needs that may have to be covered.
Shared web hosting - Positive Signs
The most appropriate choice for small size web sites with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this form of site hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which diminishes the overall price per customer significantly. There are various web hosting plans varying from one web hosting corporation to another, offering different amounts of hard disk storage and web traffic, different mail quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can buy a plan that will include the features your site indeed needs. You will not need to pay plenty of cash for a package you will not avail of, or end up with a small scale plan that cannot accommodate the website. We, at St. Clare Web Hosting, offer a big collection of web hosting solutions suitable for private or small business web portals that even provide pre-installed script-based systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you commence with a low-end plan and you require more resources, moving to a more feature-rich account demands only a click of the mouse.
Shared website hosting - Weak Points
A drawback of the shared web hosting platform is that the web servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to install additional software applications. Specific websites, mainly online storefronts, need applications to be activated on the web hosting server for them to function, and with a shared web hosting solution, you can install solely software applications that do not need root-level access.
Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For sites that need complete root-level access, or if your website has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of visitors per day, what you need is a VPS hosting or a dedicated hosting. A virtual hosting server is a software simulation of a dedicated machine and it works in absolutely the same way.
Private Virtual Web Servers
Both solutions generally include root privileges and can be rebooted via a software tool by the client, independently from the web hosting supplier. Like the shared hosting packages, the VPS hosting and the dedicated server web hosting packages involve diverse specs depending on what the hosting supplier offers. A VPS web server hosting plan offers guaranteed hard disk storage, random access memory and CPU quotas that can sometimes be boosted for brief spells of time if there are available system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware configuration it is using, and it can be revved up by changing or appending components. A virtual server is simpler to administer as it involves a virtualization console, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, monitor statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more elaborate, so such a package would rather be resorted to by trained clients.
Yet, some web hosting companies offer managed dedicated server hosting services where they implement hosting server management assignments on behalf of the customer. This can be a part of plan or an additional service.
Prior To Deciding...
Selecting the top hosting plan is important as it can have an influence on the proper operation of a web page. Prior to choosing a plan, weigh the pros and cons, investigate thoroughly all the prerequisites for the online portal to run properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still not sure which one is the best web 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.