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There are various kinds of shared hosting packages suitable for different web portals when it comes to the system resources or the shared hosting environment they demand. To choose the most adequate shared hosting service for your online portal, you must evaluate what server-side software programs it requires, how many hits per day you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other specific requirements that may need to be met.

Shared web hosting - Assets

The most relevant alternative for small sized websites with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this type of web space hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which lowers the overall price per user noticeably. There are diverse web hosting packages varying from one hosting corporation to another, providing different amounts of server storage space and web traffic, different email account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can purchase a package that will have the specifications your web site in fact requires. You will not have to pay plenty of money for a plan you will not avail of, or end up with a small scale plan that cannot accommodate the website. We, at , offer a wide choice of shared hosting accounts suitable for private or small business web sites that even provide pre-activated script-driven systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you kick off with a low-end package and you need more system resources, upgrading to a high-end account demands just a click.

Shared Hosting - Weak Points

A drawback of the shared web hosting environment is that the web hosting servers have some software installed on them and you cannot activate new software. Certain web pages, particularly web shops, need software applications to be present on the hosting server for them to work, and with a shared website hosting account, you can install solely software platforms that do not demand server root access.

Private Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Web Servers

For web portals that request complete root access, or if your portal has many 1000's or even millions of hits per day, what you require is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A VPS server is a software simulation of a dedicated machine and it acts in an exactly identical way.

Virtual Private Web Servers

Both environments generally offer root-level access and can be rebooted through a software interface by the customer, autonomously from the web hosting provider. Just like the shared website hosting plans, the virtual private servers and the dedicated web server plans involve different specs based on what the hosting supplier offers. A Virtual Private Server package offers guaranteed hard disk storage space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can at times be increased for brief periods of time in case there are available resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limit is the hardware it is using, and it can be configured by changing or adding components. A virtual private web server is simpler to manage as it offers virtualization software, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, explore statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more elaborate, so such an account would rather be resorted to by competent users.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

However, given hosting suppliers provide managed dedicated hosting services where they implement dedicated web server administration assignments instead of the client. This can be included in the package or an extra service.

Prior To Reaching a Decision...

Settling on the top hosting plan is vital as it can influence the stable functioning of a site. Before selecting a package, compare the pros and cons, check carefully all the preconditions for the web page to perform properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which is the best shared hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.