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There are different varieties of hosting accounts suitable for different websites with regard to the resources or the hosting platform they require. To choose the most optimal hosting service for your web site, you have to evaluate what server-side software it requires, how many hits per day you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other specific needs that may have to be satisfied.
Shared Website Hosting - Advantages
The most suitable alternative for small scale web sites with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting plan. With this type of site hosting, each client pays only for their account, which minimizes the overall price per person considerably. There are various web hosting solutions differing from one web hosting supplier to another, delivering different amounts of disk space and monthly traffic, different e-mail address account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can order an account that will include the specifications your online portal indeed requires. You will not have to pay a lot of money for a plan you will not utilize, or end up with a small scale package that cannot shelter the website. We, at Baptist Church Web Hosting, offer a great collection of hosting solutions suitable for personal or small business web sites that even provide pre-installed script-powered systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you kick off with a low-price account and you require more resources, upgrading to a better package involves only a click of the mouse.
Shared website hosting - Weak Points
A weakness of the shared web hosting platform is that the servers have some software programs installed on them and you are unable to install additional software platforms. Given websites, chiefly online stores, demand applications to be available on the hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting platform, you can install solely software applications that do not require root-level access.
Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For web portals that demand root-level access, or if your web page has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of visitors per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A private virtual web hosting server is a software emulation of a dedicated server and it performs in a precisely identical manner.
Private Virtual Web Servers
Both services traditionally offer root access and can be restarted through a software interface by the user, independently from the web hosting supplier. Analogous to the shared website hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated web server hosting packages have diverse features depending on what the web hosting provider offers. A private virtual server web hosting plan has guaranteed data space, RAM and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be boosted for short spans of time in case there are unused resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web server, the only limit is the hardware it is making use of, and it can be revamped by changing or adding components. A VPS web server is easier to manipulate as it offers a virtualization panel, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, explore statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more complex, so such a package would rather be used by knowledgeable customers.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Nevertheless, certain hosting corporations offer managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they complete server administration procedures instead of the client. This can be included in the package or an additional upgrade.
Prior To Deciding...
Choosing the top hosting package is important as it can have an influence on the stable work of a web portal. Before selecting a package, weigh the pros and cons, inspect completely all the preconditions for the site to run properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still not sure which is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.