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There are different kinds of hosting services appropriate for different web pages in regard to the system resources or the hosting platform they need. To select the most appropriate hosting service for your site, you have to access what server-side software it needs, how many visits per day you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other special requirements that may have to be satisfied.

Shared web hosting - Virtues

The most adequate choice for small sites with a few hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this type of website hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which lowers the overall cost per individual radically. There are diverse web hosting packages differing from one company to another, offering different amounts of hard disk space and bandwidth, different e-mail account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can obtain a plan that will have the specifications your web page really demands. You will not have to pay plenty of money for a package you will not utilize, or wind up with a small plan that cannot accommodate the web site. We, at Discount Hosting Store, offer an enormous variety of hosting packages suitable for personal or small business portals that even include pre-activated script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you start with a basic package and you need more features, moving to a more powerful account requires just a mouse click.

Shared web hosting - Disadvantages

A shortcoming of the shared web hosting platform is that the web hosting servers have some software programs installed on them and you are unable to activate new software programs. Given web sites, particularly web storefronts, demand applications to be present on the web hosting server for them to run, and with a shared website hosting package, you can activate only software applications that do not demand complete server root access.

Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers

For online portals that require complete root-level access, or if your website has many 1000's or even millions of visitors per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A private virtual web hosting server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated machine and it behaves in absolutely the same way.

VPS Hosting Servers

Both platforms typically give root-level access and can be restarted via a software interface by the client, autonomously from the hosting company. Much like the shared web hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated web server packages include different specs depending on what the hosting supplier offers. A virtual server package offers guaranteed web storage space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can at times be enhanced for brief spells of time provided that there are available resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web server, the only limit is the hardware equipment it is availing of, and it can be configured by changing or adding components. A private virtual hosting server is simpler to manage as it includes a virtualization panel, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, examine statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more complicated, so such a plan would rather be utilized by skilled clients.

Dedicated Servers

Nevertheless, some web hosting vendors offer managed dedicated hosting services where they implement dedicated server administration operations instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional feature.

Prior To Electing...

Opting for the top hosting package is important as it can have an effect on the proper functioning of a site. Prior to opting for an account, weigh the pros and cons, investigate completely all the prerequisites for the web portal to perform properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still not sure which is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.