There are various types of hosting plans appropriate for different sites in regard to the resources or the hosting environment they need. To select the most optimal hosting service for your site, you must calculate what server-side software it requires, how many visits per day you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other specific needs that may need to be answered.
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The most optimal option for small scale sites with a few hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this type of webspace hosting, each client pays only for their account, which lowers the total price per individual significantly. There are different web hosting accounts varying from one web hosting corporation to another, supplying different quotas of server storage space and bandwidth, different mail quotas and so on. The good point is that you can get a package that will have the resources your web page indeed requires. You will not have to pay plenty of money for a package you will not avail of, or wind up with a small scale account that cannot shelter the web portal. We, at Hosting Viking, offer a wide assortment of hosting solutions appropriate for personal or small business web pages that even include pre-activated script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you begin with a low-cost package and you need more system resources, moving to a more advanced package involves just a click.
Shared web hosting - Shortcomings
A weakness of the shared web hosting solution is that the web servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to install new software platforms. Specific online portals, especially web stores, require applications to be available on the hosting server for them to function, and with a shared website hosting package, you can install solely software that does not need root access.
Virtual Private Hosting Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For websites that need full root access, or if your online portal has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of daily viewers, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated package. A VPS hosting server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated machine and it works in exactly the same manner.
Virtual Web Servers
Both services usually include root privileges and can be restarted through a software interface by the user, independently from the web hosting provider. Like the shared web hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting plans contain different features depending on what the web hosting company has to offer. A VPS hosting account includes guaranteed server space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can sometimes be enhanced for brief periods of time in case there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limit is the hardware architecture it is availing of, and it can be configured by changing or appending components. A virtual hosting server is simpler to administer as it comprises a virtualization software platform, which can be utilized to restart it, to install applications, monitor statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated web server is more intricate, so such a package would rather be used by trained customers.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
Nonetheless, some web hosting suppliers offer managed dedicated server web hosting services where they complete dedicated server administration operations instead of the customer. This can be included in the package or an additional option.
Before You Select...
Settling on the top hosting package is essential as it can affect the stable functioning of a website. Prior to choosing an account, weigh the pros and cons, investigate completely all the preconditions for the web portal to perform properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still not sure which one is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.