Quality Shared Hosting
There are different sorts of shared hosting plans suitable for different web sites with regard to the system resources or the shared hosting platform they demand. To pick the most proper shared hosting service for your online portal, you need to judge what server-side software it demands, how many hits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other specific needs that may need to be covered.
Shared Web Hosting - Upsides
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The most relevant alternative for small size online portals with several hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this type of web hosting, each user pays only for their account, which decreases the total cost per person seriously. There are various web hosting solutions differing from one provider to another, delivering different amounts of web space and bandwidth, different e-mail quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can get an account that will offer the specs your web site actually requires. You will not have to pay a lot of money for a package you will not avail of, or wind up with a small plan that cannot accommodate the web portal. We, at Raintree Hosting, offer a big collection of shared hosting packages appropriate for personal or small business websites that even come with pre-activated script-driven systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you begin with a basic plan and you need more system resources, moving to a high-end package demands just a click of the mouse.
Shared Website Hosting - Inconveniences
A disadvantage of the shared web hosting environment is that the web servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to activate additional software. Given web sites, mainly web stores, demand applications to be installed on the web hosting server for them to operate, and with a shared web hosting plan, you can activate only software that does not require server root access.
VPS Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For online portals that demand root-level access, or if your web site has many 1000's or even millions of daily hits, what you need is a VPS hosting or a dedicated hosting. A virtual private web hosting server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated server and it runs in an exactly identical way.
Virtual Web Hosting Servers
Both platforms commonly come with full root access and can be restarted through a software tool by the user, autonomously from the web hosting company. Just like the shared web hosting accounts, the VPS hosting and the dedicated web hosting server plans involve different features based on what the web hosting company has to offer. A Virtual Private Server account includes guaranteed hard disk storage space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can occasionally be extended for brief spells of time provided that there are available system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware equipment it is making use of, and it can be configured by altering or appending components. A VPS hosting server is simpler to manage as it arrives with a virtualization software platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, examine stats, etc. The management of a dedicated server is more intricate, so such a package would rather be used by competent customers.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
However, some web hosting suppliers offer managed dedicated hosting services where they perform dedicated web server administration tasks instead of the customer. This can be included in the package or an additional service.
Before You Choose...
Selecting the top hosting package is crucial as it can have an effect on the proper operation of a web site. Before opting for a package, weigh the pros and cons, inspect completely all the preconditions for the web site to work properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still unsure which is the best shared hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.