There are different types of hosting accounts suitable for different sites when it comes to the resources or the hosting environment they need. To select the most appropriate hosting service for your site, you have to calculate what server-side software it demands, how many visits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special demands that may need to be covered.
Shared Hosting - Dividends
The most suitable alternative for small scale web pages with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this type of website hosting, each user pays only for their account, which reduces the overall price per user significantly. There are diverse web hosting plans varying from one web hosting provider to another, offering different amounts of server storage space and web traffic, different mailbox account quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can obtain a package that will offer the specs your website indeed needs. You will not need to pay plenty of money for an account you will not use, or wind up with a small sized package that cannot shelter the web portal. We, at RatRod Hosting, offer a large assortment of hosting packages appropriate for personal or small business websites that even provide pre-activated script-driven systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you begin with a low-cost plan and you need more functionalities, moving to a more feature-rich account requires just a mouse click.
Shared web hosting - Minuses
A disadvantage of the shared web hosting solution is that the servers have some software programs installed on them and you are unable to install additional software applications. Some web portals, above all web storefronts, request software applications to be activated on the web hosting server for them to run, and with a shared website hosting environment, you can activate only software that does not request full root-level access.
Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For sites that require complete root-level access, or if your web site has many 1000's or even millions of daily viewers, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated package. A virtual private web hosting server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated hosting server and it performs in absolutely the same way.
Both platforms commonly provide full server root access and can be rebooted via a software tool by the client, autonomously from the web hosting company. Analogous to the shared hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated hosting server packages comprise different features depending on what the web hosting vendor has to offer. A Virtual Private Server package has guaranteed hard disk space, RAM and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be enlarged for brief periods of time in case there are free system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limiting factor is the hardware configuration it is utilizing, and it can be configured by changing or appending components. A virtual web hosting server is easier to manage as it includes a virtualization panel, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install applications, check stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated web server is more complicated, so such a plan would rather be utilized by practiced customers.
However, some hosting providers provide managed dedicated server web hosting solutions where they execute dedicated web server administration tasks instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional option.
Prior To Deciding...
Opting for the top hosting package is crucial as it can influence the proper work of a web page. Prior to settling on a plan, weigh the pros and cons, study thoroughly all the preconditions for the web page to perform properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which one 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.
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