There are different varieties of hosting plans suitable for different web sites in regard to the resources or the hosting platform they need. To choose the most appropriate hosting service for your website, you need to reckon what server-side software programs it demands, how many hits per day you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special needs that may have to be satisfied.
Shared Web Hosting - Benefits
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The most optimal alternative for small web pages with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting package. With this form of web site hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which diminishes the overall price per customer substantially. There are different web hosting solutions differing from one hosting vendor to another, furnishing different quotas of disk storage and traffic, different mailbox account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can obtain a plan that will include the specs your web site actually demands. You will not have to pay a lot of money for a plan you will not utilize, or wind up with a small account that cannot shelter the online portal. We, at Clear Water Host, offer an immense choice of hosting accounts appropriate for private or small business websites that even offer pre-installed script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it simpler. If you commence with a low grade package and you need more functionalities, moving to a better plan requires only a click of the mouse.
Shared website hosting - Negative Points
A shortcoming of the shared website hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to install new software programs. Some websites, chiefly online shops, need applications to be activated on the web hosting server for them to operate, and with a shared web hosting package, you can activate solely software programs that do not require full root access.
VPS Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For portals that need complete root access, or if your site has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of hits per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A private virtual server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated solution and it works in a strictly identical way.
Virtual Private Web Servers
Both platforms usually offer full server root privileges and can be restarted through a software interface by the user, independently from the web hosting supplier. Much like the shared website hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated hosting server packages come with diverse characteristics based on what the web hosting company has to offer. A VPS hosting package includes guaranteed data storage space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can sometimes be enhanced for short spells of time in case there are spare system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limit is the hardware equipment it is utilizing, and it can be revamped by altering or adding components. A virtual web server is simpler to tackle as it involves virtualization software, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, monitor stats, etc. The management of a dedicated web server is more complicated, so such an account would rather be used by practiced clients.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Yet, some hosts offer managed dedicated server web hosting services where they run dedicated server administration assignments on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the package or an additional upgrade.
Before You Elect...
Opting for the top hosting plan is vital as it can have an effect on the stable operation of a web site. Prior to picking a plan, compare the pros and cons, survey carefully all the prerequisites for the online portal to work properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.