Quality Shared Hosting
There are various varieties of shared hosting plans appropriate for different web sites in regard to the system resources or the shared hosting environment they demand. To pick the most appropriate shared hosting service for your online portal, you need to evaluate what server-side software applications it demands, how many hits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific needs that may have to be covered.
Shared web hosting - Positive Aspects
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The most suitable choice for small size websites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this form of hosting, each user pays only for their account, which decreases the total cost per person significantly. There are diverse web hosting plans varying from one hosting provider to another, delivering different amounts of disk storage space and traffic, different e-mail quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can purchase an account that will include the features your web page in fact requires. You will not have to pay a lot of money for a package you will not avail of, or end up with a small scale package that cannot host the online portal. We, at Althanium MM, offer a great assortment of shared hosting plans appropriate for personal or small business web portals that even come with pre-activated script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you begin with a basic account and you demand more functionalities, upgrading to a more advanced package takes just a click of the mouse.
Shared website hosting - Disadvantages
A downside of the shared web hosting environment is that the web servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to activate additional software programs. Given web sites, chiefly web shops, need software applications to be available on the web hosting server for them to work, and with a shared hosting platform, you can install only software applications that do not require server root access.
Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For sites that request full root-level access, or if your website has many thousands or even millions of daily visits, what you need is a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. A private virtual hosting server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated solution and it operates in a precisely identical way.
Virtual Private Servers
Both services usually offer full root privileges and can be restarted through a software platform by the user, independently from the hosting company. Akin to the shared web hosting accounts, the VPS hosting and the dedicated server plans sport different functionalities based on what the hosting supplier offers. A VPS package offers guaranteed data storage, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can occasionally be increased for brief spells of time provided that there are spare resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limiting factor is the hardware it is making use of, and it can be revved up by altering or adding components. A private virtual hosting server is easier to cope with as it offers a virtualization console, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install applications, examine statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated web server is more complicated, so such a package would rather be used by tech-savvy customers.
Nevertheless, some companies offer managed dedicated server web hosting services where they perform dedicated hosting server management operations instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional feature.
Before You Select...
Selecting the top hosting plan is important as it can have an effect on the stable functioning of a online portal. Before opting for an account, weigh the pros and cons, check thoroughly all the requirements for the site to run properly, particularly if it is script-based. And if you are still not sure which is the best shared hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.