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There are different types of hosting packages suitable for different web sites with regard to the system resources or the hosting platform they need. To choose the best hosting service for your web site, you have to calculate what server-side software it requires, how many visits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special demands that may have to be fulfilled.

Shared Website Hosting - Dividends

The most appropriate alternative for small scale online portals with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this type of web site hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which reduces the overall price per user radically. There are different web hosting packages differing from one provider to another, providing different quotas of hard disk storage and bandwidth, different email mailbox account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can purchase a package that will have the features your site indeed requires. You will not have to pay a lot of cash for a package you will not make use of, or end up with a small size account that cannot shelter the web site. We, at Clear Water Host, offer an enormous array of hosting solutions suitable for private or small business web pages that even come with pre-activated script-driven systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things easier. If you start with a low priced plan and you need more resources, upgrading to a high-end plan involves just a click of the mouse.

Shared web hosting - Weak Sides

A negative side of the shared web hosting solution is that the servers have some software programs installed on them and you cannot activate new software. Certain sites, mainly online stores, request software applications to be installed on the web server for them to operate, and with a shared web hosting environment, you can install only software programs that do not require full server root access.

Virtual Private Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers

For web sites that need full root-level access, or if your website has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of daily viewers, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS web server is a software emulation of a dedicated hosting server and it works in an exactly identical manner.

Private Virtual Servers

Both solutions normally give root privileges and can be restarted via a software interface by the user, independently from the web hosting provider. Akin to the shared website hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting server accounts come with different features based on what the web hosting vendor offers. A VPS server package includes guaranteed server storage space, RAM and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be expanded for brief periods of time in case there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limiting factor is the hardware equipment it is utilizing, and it can be upgraded by changing or adding components. A private virtual hosting server is simpler to run as it arrives with a virtualization software platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, explore statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more complicated, so such a solution would rather be used by competent users.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

Nevertheless, given web hosting companies offer managed dedicated server web hosting services where they implement hosting server administration assignments on behalf of the client. This can be included in the plan or an extra option.

Prior To Reaching a Decision...

Choosing the top hosting package is important as it can affect the proper performance of a website. Prior to choosing a package, weigh the pros and cons, survey completely all the prerequisites for the site to perform properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.

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