There are various types of hosting accounts appropriate for different web portals when it comes to the system resources or the hosting environment they demand. To select the most optimal hosting service for your online portal, you need to calculate what server-side software applications it requires, how many daily visits you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other special requirements that may need to be fulfilled.
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The most suitable option for small online portals with a few hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this form of web site hosting, each client pays only for their account, which diminishes the total price per individual considerably. There are different web hosting solutions differing from one web hosting company to another, furnishing different amounts of web storage space and monthly bandwidth, different electronic mail account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can obtain an account that will have the specs your site indeed demands. You will not have to pay plenty of money for an account you will not make use of, or end up with a small size account that cannot shelter the web portal. We, at FastWebBuilder.com, offer a huge variety of hosting accounts suitable for private or small business websites that even provide pre-installed script-based platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it simpler. If you begin with a less powerful package and you demand more features, upgrading to a more feature-rich plan involves only a click.
Shared web hosting - Downsides
A shortcoming of the shared web hosting environment is that the servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to install new software. Some web portals, above all online shops, need software applications to be available on the server for them to operate, and with a shared website hosting solution, you can activate only software programs that do not need root-level access.
Virtual Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For portals that require root-level access, or if your website has many thousands or even millions of daily viewers, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated package. A virtual web hosting server is a software emulation of a dedicated machine and it runs in precisely the same manner.
Both solutions generally come with server root access and can be rebooted via a software interface by the customer, independently from the hosting supplier. Just like the shared web hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated server web hosting plans come with different characteristics depending on what the web hosting company offers. A virtual private web hosting server package contains guaranteed hard disk space, RAM and CPU quotas that can occasionally be enhanced for brief stretches of time if there are free system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limitation is the hardware configuration it is making use of, and it can be upgraded by altering or appending components. A VPS hosting server is easier to manipulate as it comes with virtualization software, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, explore statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web server is more elaborate, so such a package would rather be used by knowledgeable clients.
Still, given web hosting corporations offer managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they complete dedicated hosting server management operations instead of the customer. This can be a part of package or an extra feature.
Prior To Deciding...
Choosing the top hosting plan is important as it can have an effect on the proper work of a website. Prior to choosing a plan, compare the pros and cons, explore thoroughly all the requirements for the web site to work properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.