There are different varieties of hosting services suitable for different websites in regard to the system resources or the hosting environment they require. To choose the most proper hosting service for your web page, you need to judge what server-side software it requires, how many visits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other specific demands that may have to be satisfied.
Shared web hosting - Good Points
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The most appropriate option for small size sites with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting package. With this type of site hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which reduces the total price per user considerably. There are diverse web hosting plans differing from one hosting vendor to another, providing different amounts of server storage space and web traffic, different email box account quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can obtain a package that will provide the specs your site actually requires. You will not have to pay a lot for a package you will not make use of, or end up with a small plan that cannot shelter the web page. We, at ArtMotion, offer a big selection of hosting packages suitable for personal or small business web pages that even provide pre-installed script-powered systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it simpler. If you commence with a basic plan and you require more features, moving to a more advanced package requires just a click.
Shared web hosting - Disadvantages
A weakness of the shared website hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to activate new software applications. Some online portals, especially online shops, require software applications to be activated on the web hosting server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting environment, you can activate solely software that does not demand server root access.
Virtual Private Web Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For portals that request root-level access, or if your site has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of daily visits, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated web hosting server and it works in an absolutely identical way.
VPS Web Hosting Servers
Both solutions generally offer root privileges and can be restarted through a software tool by the customer, independently from the hosting provider. Similar to the shared web hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated server hosting accounts have diverse specs based on what the hosting company has to offer. A VPS server hosting package includes guaranteed data space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can occasionally be enhanced for brief spells of time in case there are available system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limit is the hardware it is using, and it can be upgraded by altering or adding components. A VPS is easier to manage as it comprises a virtualization platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, monitor stats, etc. The management of a dedicated web server is more elaborate, so such a solution would rather be resorted to by trained customers.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
Nevertheless, given web hosting companies provide managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they perform dedicated server management operations on behalf of the customer. This can be a part of plan or an additional service.
Before You Decide...
Opting for the top hosting plan is important as it can affect the stable operation of a website. Prior to choosing a plan, weigh the pros and cons, study carefully all the prerequisites for the web portal to work 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 representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.