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There are different kinds of hosting solutions suitable for different websites when it comes to the system resources or the hosting environment they need. To select the most suitable hosting service for your web site, you need to evaluate what server-side software applications it requires, how many daily visits you anticipate at the start and in the long run, as well as any other special needs that may need to be met.
Shared web hosting - Advantages
The most relevant alternative for small sized web portals with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting account. With this type of webspace hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which minimizes the overall price per client noticeably. There are various web hosting packages varying from one web hosting provider to another, offering different quotas of disk storage space and monthly bandwidth, different email quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can pay for a plan that will have the specifications your web portal indeed demands. You will not have to pay plenty of money for a plan you will not use, or end up with a small sized account that cannot host the web portal. We, at International Group of Anthony, offer an extensive variety of hosting plans suitable for personal or small business sites that even come with pre-installed script-based platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it easier. If you kick off with a basic package and you require more resources, upgrading to a high-end account requires only a click.
Shared website hosting - Weaknesses
A negative aspect of the shared web hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot install new software platforms. Certain sites, chiefly online storefronts, require software applications to be activated on the web server for them to work, and with a shared website hosting plan, you can activate only software applications that do not demand full root-level access.
VPS Servers and Dedicated Servers
For web portals that need complete root access, or if your web portal has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of viewers per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS is a software imitation of a dedicated machine and it performs in a precisely identical way.
Private Virtual Servers
Both environments usually come with full server root privileges and can be restarted via a software interface by the client, independently from the web hosting company. Similar to the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated server hosting packages include diverse characteristics depending on what the web hosting company offers. A VPS web hosting server plan includes guaranteed data storage space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be increased for brief stretches of time on condition that there are available resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limitation is the hardware configuration it is using, and it can be configured by altering or adding components. A private virtual server is simpler to administer as it involves a virtualization tool, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, monitor stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web server is more complicated, so such an account would rather be used by trained users.
Dedicated Web Servers
Nevertheless, given web hosting firms provide managed dedicated server hosting services where they implement hosting server management procedures instead of the client. This can be included in the package or an extra upgrade.
Prior To Reaching a Decision...
Picking the top hosting plan is vital as it can affect the stable work of a web portal. Prior to settling on an account, weigh the pros and cons, study carefully all the prerequisites for the website to run properly, particularly if it is script-based. 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 representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.