There are different types of hosting solutions suitable for different web portals in relation to the system resources or the hosting environment they demand. To select the most adequate hosting service for your web portal, you need to judge what server-side software applications it needs, how many daily hits you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific demands that may have to be fulfilled.
Shared web hosting - Perquisites
The most optimal choice for small sized web portals with several hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this type of web site hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which decreases the total price per customer significantly. There are different web hosting solutions varying from one hosting provider to another, delivering different quotas of server storage space and monthly traffic, different email quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can purchase an account that will have the specs your online portal in fact demands. You will not have to pay lots of cash for a package you will not use, or wind up with a small package that cannot accommodate the website. We, at ArtMotion, offer a vast choice of hosting packages appropriate for private or small business web portals that even include pre-installed script-powered platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it easier. If you commence with a basic account and you require more resources, upgrading to a more powerful account involves only a mouse click.
Shared website hosting - Weak Sides
A negative side of the shared web hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software installed on them and you cannot activate additional software applications. Specific web sites, particularly online shops, require applications to be available on the hosting server for them to run, and with a shared web hosting plan, you can install only software applications that do not need full root-level access.
Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Servers
For web sites that need root access, or if your web page has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of visits per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A private virtual web hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated solution and it operates in an exactly identical way.
Both environments commonly come with server root access and can be rebooted via a software tool by the client, autonomously from the hosting supplier. Akin to the shared web hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated server web hosting plans have diverse features depending on what the web hosting provider has to offer. A virtual hosting server plan offers guaranteed data storage, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can occasionally be expanded for brief intervals of time in case there are free system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limiting factor is the hardware configuration it is availing of, and it can be configured by changing or appending components. A private virtual web server is simpler to cope with as it comprises a virtualization platform, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, explore statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated hosting server is more complex, so such an account would rather be utilized by proficient users.
Nonetheless, certain web hosting companies provide managed dedicated web hosting services where they complete dedicated web server administration assignments instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional feature.
Prior To Deciding...
Selecting the top hosting plan is essential as it can have an influence on the stable work of a web site. Prior to picking a plan, compare the pros and cons, survey thoroughly all the requirements for the online portal to run properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt which is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.
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