There are various sorts of hosting services appropriate for different web portals when it comes to the resources or the hosting platform they demand. To select the most suitable hosting service for your web site, you must evaluate 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 needs that may need to be met.
Shared web hosting - Advantages
1 website hosted
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The most suitable alternative for small web portals with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this form of web hosting, each user pays only for their account, which reduces the overall price per client drastically. There are various web hosting plans differing from one web hosting provider to another, supplying different quotas of hard disk storage and web traffic, different email address account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can pay for an account that will have the resources your web portal indeed requires. You will not need to pay plenty of money for a plan you will not utilize, or wind up with a small sized package that cannot shelter the online portal. We, at AtmoVantage, offer a wide collection of hosting packages suitable for private or small business pages that even offer pre-activated script-driven systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you begin with a cheaper package and you require more system resources, moving to a more advanced plan involves only a click of the mouse.
Shared web hosting - Inconveniences
A downside of the shared web hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot activate additional software applications. Certain web sites, especially web stores, request software applications to be present on the web server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting account, you can install solely software programs that do not require complete root access.
VPS Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Servers
For web pages that require full root-level access, or if your site has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of daily hits, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual private hosting server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated web hosting server and it performs in a precisely identical way.
Private Virtual Web Servers
Both services generally come with full root-level access and can be restarted via a software platform by the client, autonomously from the hosting company. Much like the shared website hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated web server accounts have diverse features depending on what the hosting provider offers. A private virtual web hosting server plan includes guaranteed data storage space, RAM and CPU quotas that can occasionally be extended for short intervals of time provided that there are free resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is making use of, and it can be revved up by changing or adding components. A private virtual hosting server is simpler to tackle as it includes a virtualization console, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, examine statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more complex, so such a package would rather be utilized by proficient clients.
Dedicated Web Servers
Yet, given web hosting providers offer managed dedicated hosting services where they implement web hosting server management tasks instead of the customer. This can be a part of plan or an extra option.
Prior To Deciding...
Picking the top hosting package is important as it can have an effect on the stable performance of a web page. Prior to choosing a plan, weigh the pros and cons, review completely all the prerequisites for the web page to operate properly, particularly if it is script-based. And if you are still not sure which one is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.