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There are various sorts of web hosting accounts suitable for different websites in relation to the resources or the web hosting environment they demand. To choose the most relevant web hosting service for your online portal, you have to reckon what server-side software programs it needs, how many hits per day you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other special demands that may have to be answered.
Shared website hosting - Positive Points
The most optimal alternative for small sized sites with several hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this form of hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which lowers the total price per user considerably. There are diverse web hosting solutions varying from one hosting provider to another, offering different amounts of hard disk storage space and bandwidth, different email address account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can obtain a package that will offer the specs your web portal in fact needs. You will not need to pay lots of money for a plan you will not avail of, or end up with a small plan that cannot host the site. We, at LIGHT Cloud Hosting, offer a big variety of web hosting solutions suitable for private or small business web portals that even come with pre-installed script-based platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you start with a low grade plan and you demand more features, moving to a more advanced package involves just a mouse click.
Shared web hosting - Weak Sides
A disadvantage of the shared web hosting solution is that the servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to activate new software. Certain online portals, particularly online stores, require applications to be activated on the web server for them to perform, and with a shared website hosting solution, you can activate solely software that does not request complete root-level access.
VPS Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For web pages that demand complete root-level access, or if your web portal has many 1000's or even millions of visitors per day, what you demand is a VPS hosting or a dedicated hosting. A virtual web hosting server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated hosting server and it acts in exactly the same way.
Both solutions normally provide full server root access and can be rebooted via a software tool by the user, autonomously from the hosting company. Just like the shared web hosting accounts, the VPS hosting and the dedicated web server packages include different specs depending on what the hosting company has to offer. A private virtual server hosting account contains guaranteed web space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can at times be expanded for brief intervals of time in case there are available resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limit is the hardware architecture it is using, and it can be revamped by changing or adding components. A VPS hosting server is easier to run as it offers a virtualization software platform, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, explore statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more elaborate, so such a solution would rather be used by knowledgeable clients.
Nevertheless, given hosting corporations offer managed dedicated server web hosting services where they perform dedicated web server administration tasks on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an extra service.
Before You Select...
Opting for the top hosting package is vital as it can have an influence on the proper performance of a site. Before selecting a package, compare the pros and cons, explore completely all the prerequisites for the web site to operate properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still not sure which is the best web 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.