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There are different kinds of hosting services appropriate for different sites in terms of the resources or the hosting environment they demand. To select the most proper hosting service for your web site, you must reckon 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 answered.
Shared web hosting - Advantages
The most proper option for small web pages with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this form of website hosting, each client pays only for their account, which reduces the overall price per user drastically. There are different web hosting accounts differing from one web hosting provider to another, supplying different amounts of disk storage space and traffic, different e-mailbox account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can obtain a package that will have the specs your web portal really requires. You will not have to pay plenty of cash for a package you will not avail of, or end up with a small size account that cannot shelter the site. We, at stubi Hosting, offer an extensive array of hosting plans appropriate for personal or small business portals that even come with pre-installed script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you commence with a low-price package and you demand more system resources, moving to a high-end plan demands only a click of the mouse.
Shared web hosting - Shortcomings
A drawback of the shared hosting solution is that the servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot activate new software. Specific websites, mainly web shops, request software applications to be present on the hosting server for them to function, and with a shared web hosting environment, you can activate only software programs that do not need full root-level access.
VPS Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For web sites that request server root access, or if your web page has many 1000's or even millions of hits per day, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual private web hosting server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated machine and it operates in exactly the same manner.
Virtual Private Hosting Servers
Both solutions commonly provide root access and can be restarted through a software tool by the user, autonomously from the web hosting provider. Like the shared hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated server web hosting plans comprise different specifications depending on what the web hosting supplier offers. A VPS web server hosting plan offers guaranteed hard disk storage, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can at times be extended for short spells of time if there are available system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limiting factor is the hardware equipment it is using, and it can be revamped by changing or adding components. A VPS web hosting server is simpler to administer as it comprises a virtualization software platform, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, check stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more intricate, so such a package would rather be utilized by practiced clients.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Still, certain hosting companies offer managed dedicated hosting services where they implement dedicated server administration procedures instead of the customer. This can be included in the package or an extra upgrade.
Before You Elect...
Opting for the top hosting plan is important as it can have an effect on the stable work of a online portal. Prior to picking a plan, compare the pros and cons, inspect thoroughly all the preconditions for the online portal to work properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.