There are various types of hosting services appropriate for different web sites in relation to the system resources or the hosting environment they need. To select the most optimal hosting service for your website, you need to evaluate what server-side software it needs, 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 answered.
Shared web hosting - Benefits
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The most proper choice for small sized online portals with a few hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this type of web hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which diminishes the overall cost per user drastically. There are diverse web hosting solutions differing from one web hosting firm to another, offering different amounts of server storage and web traffic, different mail account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can obtain a plan that will include the specifications your web page really demands. You will not need to pay a lot of cash for a package you will not use, or wind up with a small plan that cannot accommodate the website. We, at JBW Services, offer a large collection of hosting solutions appropriate for personal or small business portals that even come with pre-activated script-based platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things easier. If you begin with a low priced account and you demand more functionalities, moving to a better account involves just a mouse click.
Shared website hosting - Inconveniences
A drawback of the shared web hosting environment is that the web hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot install new software programs. Given web pages, above all web storefronts, request applications to be installed on the hosting server for them to function, and with a shared web hosting solution, you can install only software that does not require root access.
VPS Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For web portals that demand full root-level access, or if your web site has many thousands or even millions of daily visitors, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A private virtual hosting server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated solution and it works in a precisely identical way.
VPS Web Servers
Both platforms generally come with full root-level access and can be rebooted through a software interface by the client, autonomously from the hosting company. Much like the shared website hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting packages comprise diverse features depending on what the web hosting supplier has to offer. A VPS web server account offers guaranteed server storage space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be expanded for brief spells of time provided that there are available system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware architecture it is utilizing, and it can be revamped by changing or appending components. A private virtual server is easier to tackle as it involves a virtualization panel, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, explore stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more complex, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by practiced clients.
Dedicated Web Servers
However, given web hosting providers offer managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they complete dedicated server management assignments instead of the client. This can be a part of plan or an extra service.
Before You Opt...
Choosing the top hosting plan is vital as it can have an influence on the proper operation of a online portal. Prior to opting for an account, compare the pros and cons, review completely all the preconditions for the web portal to function properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.