There are different sorts of hosting solutions appropriate for different web sites in regard to the system resources or the hosting platform they need. To pick the most suitable hosting service for your online portal, you need to judge what server-side software it requires, how many hits per day you anticipate at the start and in the long run, as well as any other special needs that may need to be fulfilled.
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The most suitable alternative for small web pages with several hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this form of web space hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which diminishes the total price per user markedly. There are different web hosting accounts varying from one hosting corporation to another, offering different quotas of server storage and monthly bandwidth, different email quotas and so on. The plus is that you can obtain an account that will have the specifications your website really requires. You will not need to pay a lot of money for a plan you will not use, or wind up with a small sized account that cannot host the online portal. We, at Real Tech Hosting, offer a big array of hosting packages appropriate for personal or small business web sites that even offer pre-activated script-powered platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you begin with a basic plan and you demand more functionalities, upgrading to a more advanced account involves just a mouse click.
Shared website hosting - Drawbacks
A drawback of the shared web hosting environment is that the web servers have some software programs installed on them and you are unable to install additional software applications. Some websites, mainly web storefronts, require software applications to be present on the web hosting server for them to operate, and with a shared website hosting package, you can install only software programs that do not demand server root access.
VPS Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For sites that demand root access, or if your web site has many thousands or even millions of daily viewers, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated server and it operates in an exactly identical way.
Private Virtual Hosting Servers
Both solutions typically offer root privileges and can be rebooted through a software tool by the customer, independently from the hosting company. Akin to the shared hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated hosting server plans comprise different specs based on what the web hosting provider offers. A VPS account contains guaranteed hard disk storage space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can at times be boosted for short intervals of time on condition that there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limit is the hardware configuration it is availing of, and it can be revved up by changing or adding components. A VPS hosting server is simpler to run as it arrives with a virtualization console, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, check stats, etc. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more complicated, so such an account would rather be utilized by qualified customers.
Nonetheless, certain hosting providers offer managed dedicated server web hosting solutions where they execute server administration tasks on behalf of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional option.
Prior To Electing...
Settling on the top hosting package is essential as it can influence the proper operation of a website. Before opting for a package, weigh the pros and cons, explore carefully all the prerequisites for the online portal to perform properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still unsure which one is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.