There are different types of hosting services suitable for different websites in regard to the resources or the hosting platform they demand. To choose the most relevant hosting service for your web page, you must estimate what server-side software programs it requires, how many daily visits you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other special requirements that may have to be covered.
Shared Web Hosting - Upsides
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The most optimal option for small web sites with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this type of hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which diminishes the overall cost per customer radically. There are various web hosting packages differing from one web hosting corporation to another, offering different amounts of disk space and traffic, different e-mail box account quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can purchase a package that will include the specifications your web site really demands. You will not need to pay a lot for an account you will not use, or end up with a small size plan that cannot host the site. We, at MamaTech, offer a big collection of hosting accounts suitable for private or small business web sites that even come with pre-activated script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it simpler. If you kick off with a low-price package and you need more system resources, moving to a more feature-rich account requires just a click of the mouse.
Shared web hosting - Minuses
A disadvantage of the shared hosting solution is that the web servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to install additional software platforms. Certain web portals, chiefly web shops, require applications to be activated on the web hosting server for them to function, and with a shared website hosting plan, you can activate solely software that does not request server root access.
Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For web pages that need root-level access, or if your web site has many 1000's or even millions of daily hits, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated package. A virtual private hosting server is a software emulation of a dedicated server and it behaves in an absolutely identical way.
Virtual Private Web Servers
Both solutions typically include root-level access and can be rebooted through a software program by the client, autonomously from the web hosting supplier. Like the shared website hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated server web hosting plans include diverse specifications depending on what the hosting provider has to offer. A virtual server hosting package offers guaranteed hard disk space, RAM and central processing unit usage quotas that can at times be expanded for short spells of time if there are unused resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limitation is the hardware equipment it is utilizing, and it can be configured by changing or appending components. A private virtual web server is simpler to manipulate as it comprises virtualization software, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install applications, explore statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated web server is more elaborate, so such an account would rather be resorted to by knowledgeable customers.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
Still, certain web hosting companies provide managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they execute dedicated server management procedures instead of the client. This can be included in the package or an additional upgrade.
Before You Opt...
Opting for the top hosting plan is crucial as it can influence the stable functioning of a web page. Before choosing a plan, weigh the pros and cons, explore carefully all the preconditions for the web page to work 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 call us - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.