There are different kinds of hosting packages appropriate for different sites in terms of the resources or the hosting platform they demand. To choose the most suitable hosting service for your site, you need to access what server-side software programs it requires, how many daily visits 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 - Privileges
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The best option for small size web portals with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this type of web site hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which decreases the total cost per individual noticeably. There are various web hosting packages differing from one web host to another, offering different quotas of web storage space and monthly bandwidth, different e-mailbox account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can order a plan that will include the resources your site actually demands. You will not need to pay plenty of cash for a package you will not make use of, or end up with a small size plan that cannot host the online portal. We, at Fast Tuna Web Hosting, offer a large collection of hosting plans suitable for personal or small business pages that even provide pre-activated script-driven systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you start with a less powerful package and you require more features, moving to a better plan takes only a click of the mouse.
Shared website hosting - Negative Signs
A weak side of the shared web hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software programs installed on them and you cannot activate additional software platforms. Specific web pages, chiefly online shops, request software applications to be available on the web server for them to perform, and with a shared website hosting environment, you can activate solely software that does not demand complete root access.
Virtual Private Web Servers and Dedicated Servers
For sites that require server root access, or if your website has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of viewers per day, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated package. A virtual server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated machine and it works in precisely the same manner.
Private Virtual Servers
Both services commonly offer complete root-level access and can be rebooted through a software program by the client, autonomously from the hosting company. Analogous to the shared hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated web server packages contain diverse functionalities depending on what the hosting vendor offers. A VPS package offers guaranteed server space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can occasionally be enlarged for brief periods of time in case there are spare system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware equipment it is availing of, and it can be revamped by changing or appending components. A Virtual Private Server is easier to cope with as it includes a virtualization tool, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, explore statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web server is more complex, so such a plan would rather be used by tech-savvy clients.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
However, given companies provide managed dedicated server web hosting services where they run dedicated web hosting server management assignments instead of the customer. This can be included in the package or an additional upgrade.
Prior To Choosing...
Opting for the top hosting plan is crucial as it can have an effect on the stable operation of a website. Prior to picking a package, weigh the pros and cons, investigate completely all the prerequisites for the web page to perform properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still unsure which is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.