There are different types of hosting packages appropriate for different web portals with regard to the system resources or the hosting platform they require. To choose the most proper hosting service for your online portal, you have to estimate what server-side software applications it requires, how many daily hits you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other special demands that may have to be fulfilled.
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The most suitable choice for small sized web sites with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this type of web site hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which minimizes the overall price per person drastically. There are various web hosting accounts differing from one hosting company to another, furnishing different quotas of disk space and traffic, different e-mail address account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can obtain a plan that will include the features your web site really needs. You will not have to pay lots of money for a plan you will not avail of, or wind up with a small package that cannot host the online portal. We, at Tripplehost, offer a huge collection of hosting solutions suitable for personal or small business websites that even offer pre-installed script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you kick off with a low-cost plan and you need more features, moving to a high-end account takes just a click.
Shared Web Hosting - Drawbacks
A weak side of the shared web hosting environment is that the web servers have some software installed on them and you cannot activate new software programs. Certain web portals, mainly online stores, require software applications to be activated on the web hosting server for them to run, and with a shared web hosting package, you can install only software that does not demand root-level access.
Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For portals that request complete root-level access, or if your website has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of viewers per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual private hosting server is a software simulation of a dedicated server and it behaves in a precisely identical manner.
VPS Web Hosting Servers
Both platforms normally offer full server root access and can be restarted through a software program by the customer, autonomously from the web hosting supplier. Similar to the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web server packages comprise diverse features based on what the hosting supplier offers. A private virtual server hosting plan includes guaranteed hard disk storage space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be extended for brief periods of time if there are unused resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware it is utilizing, and it can be configured by changing or adding components. A virtual web hosting server is simpler to run as it comprises virtualization software, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, check stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more complicated, so such a solution would rather be resorted to by skilled customers.
Yet, given web hosts provide managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they perform web hosting server administration tasks instead of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an extra feature.
Before You Choose...
Choosing the top hosting package is important as it can influence the proper performance of a web page. Before picking an account, weigh the pros and cons, survey carefully all the requirements for the site to perform properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still unsure which one is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.