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There are various kinds of hosting services suitable for different sites in terms of the resources or the hosting platform they demand. To pick the most relevant hosting service for your site, you must calculate what server-side software it requires, how many visits per day you anticipate at the start and in the long run, as well as any other specific needs that may need to be satisfied.
Shared web hosting - Perquisites
The most suitable alternative for small size websites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this type of web site hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which diminishes the overall cost per individual drastically. There are diverse web hosting packages varying from one provider to another, furnishing different amounts of server space and web traffic, different e-mail quotas and so on. The good point is that you can pay for a package that will include the specs your web portal really needs. You will not need to pay a lot of money for a plan you will not make use of, or end up with a small scale package that cannot accommodate the web portal. We, at AtmoVantage, offer an extensive selection of hosting plans suitable for private or small business web pages that even include pre-installed script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you kick off with a less powerful package and you need more functionalities, moving to a more advanced plan involves just a mouse click.
Shared Web Hosting - Negative Points
A weakness of the shared website hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot install new software applications. Specific web portals, mainly web stores, require software applications to be present on the server for them to run, and with a shared website hosting plan, you can install solely software that does not request complete server root access.
Private Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For web portals that need complete root access, or if your site has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of hits per day, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS web hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated solution and it operates in an absolutely identical manner.
Private Virtual Servers
Both solutions traditionally come with server root access and can be rebooted via a software platform by the customer, independently from the hosting provider. Like the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting plans involve diverse specifications based on what the hosting vendor has to offer. A private virtual web server package has guaranteed hard disk space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can at times be boosted for short spans of time on condition that there are unused system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware configuration it is utilizing, and it can be configured by altering or appending components. A VPS web hosting server is simpler to tackle as it comprises virtualization software, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, check stats, etc. The management of a dedicated hosting server is more elaborate, so such a plan would rather be utilized by qualified clients.
Dedicated Web Servers
Still, some hosting firms provide managed dedicated web server hosting services where they implement dedicated web hosting server management assignments instead of the client. This can be a part of package or an additional service.
Prior To Choosing...
Opting for the top hosting plan is essential as it can influence the proper work of a web page. Before choosing an account, compare the pros and cons, appraise carefully all the prerequisites for the site to function properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still unsure which is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.