There are different types of hosting solutions appropriate for different websites with regard to the system resources or the hosting platform they demand. To pick the most optimal hosting service for your web site, you have to access what server-side software applications it requires, how many hits per day you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other special requirements that may have to be covered.
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The most suitable option for small size sites with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this form of website hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which reduces the overall price per individual drastically. There are various web hosting plans varying from one host to another, supplying different quotas of disk space and monthly traffic, different e-mailbox account quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can purchase a plan that will have the specifications your web site indeed needs. You will not have to pay a lot for a package you will not utilize, or end up with a small size package that cannot host the online portal. We, at WiseHost.ca, offer a wide array of hosting packages suitable for personal or small business web sites that even offer pre-activated script-powered platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you kick off with a basic plan and you need more resources, moving to a more feature-rich plan demands only a click.
Shared web hosting - Weak Sides
A weakness of the shared hosting platform is that the servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot activate new software platforms. Specific sites, especially online shops, demand applications to be present on the hosting server for them to operate, and with a shared hosting package, you can activate solely software applications that do not require server root access.
VPS Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For portals that demand root access, or if your web portal has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of daily viewers, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated package. A VPS web hosting server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated machine and it runs in precisely the same manner.
Private Virtual Web Servers
Both environments commonly come with full server root privileges and can be restarted through a software platform by the client, independently from the hosting company. Just like the shared website hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting server plans include different specifications depending on what the hosting vendor offers. A virtual hosting server plan contains guaranteed data storage, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can occasionally be extended for brief periods of time provided that there are spare resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware architecture it is using, and it can be revved up by altering or appending components. A VPS is simpler to run as it ships with a virtualization tool, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install applications, examine statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated hosting server is more complicated, so such a package would rather be used by practiced clients.
However, some hosting providers provide managed dedicated server hosting services where they execute hosting server administration tasks instead of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an extra option.
Before You Decide...
Selecting the top hosting package is essential as it can have an influence on the proper operation of a website. Before settling on an account, weigh the pros and cons, inspect completely all the requirements for the site to run properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still not sure which one is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.