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Top Shared Hosting
There are various varieties of shared hosting plans appropriate for different websites with regard to the system resources or the shared hosting platform they need. To pick the most proper shared hosting service for your web portal, you must estimate what server-side software it requires, how many hits per day you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other specific demands that may have to be met.
Shared Hosting - Strong Sides
The most adequate choice for small web portals with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting package. With this type of hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which reduces the total cost per person considerably. There are diverse web hosting packages differing from one web hosting provider to another, delivering different amounts of web storage and monthly bandwidth, different email account quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can order an account that will provide the specs your web page really requires. You will not have to pay lots of cash for a package you will not make use of, or wind up with a small package that cannot shelter the online portal. We, at Rick Hosting, offer a big assortment of shared hosting packages suitable for personal or small business portals that even provide pre-installed script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you commence with a cheaper package and you require more system resources, moving to a more advanced account demands only a click of the mouse.
Shared Hosting - Negative Signs
A negative aspect of the shared web hosting environment is that the web servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to install additional software platforms. Some online portals, mainly web storefronts, require software applications to be available on the server for them to run, and with a shared web hosting solution, you can activate solely software programs that do not request full server root access.
Virtual Private Web Servers and Dedicated Servers
For web sites that demand complete root-level access, or if your web page has many thousands or even millions of viewers per day, what you need is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A VPS server is a software simulation of a dedicated machine and it functions in precisely the same way.
VPS Web Hosting Servers
Both solutions usually come with full root-level access and can be rebooted through a software platform by the customer, autonomously from the web hosting company. Akin to the shared website hosting packages, the virtual private servers and the dedicated server web hosting plans come with diverse specifications depending on what the web hosting company has to offer. A Virtual Private Server account offers guaranteed disk storage space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can occasionally be boosted for short intervals of time provided that there are available system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limiting factor is the hardware it is availing of, and it can be configured by changing or appending components. A VPS server is easier to handle as it ships with a virtualization software platform, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install applications, monitor statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated server is more intricate, so such a plan would rather be utilized by practiced users.
Dedicated Web Servers
Nevertheless, certain hosting suppliers provide managed dedicated hosting services where they implement dedicated hosting server management operations instead of the client. This can be a part of package or an extra service.
Before You Opt...
Choosing the top hosting package is vital as it can have an effect on the stable operation of a web portal. Before settling on a plan, weigh the pros and cons, explore carefully all the prerequisites for the website to function properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still not sure which is the best shared hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.