Quality Web Hosting
There are different kinds of web hosting plans appropriate for different web pages in regard to the resources or the web hosting environment they demand. To pick the most appropriate web hosting service for your site, you need to evaluate what server-side software programs it requires, how many daily hits you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific requirements that may need to be satisfied.
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The most suitable alternative for small size websites with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this type of hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which lowers the overall cost per user markedly. There are diverse web hosting plans varying from one hosting corporation to another, furnishing different amounts of server space and bandwidth, different e-mail box account quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can get a package that will provide the specifications your online portal indeed demands. You will not have to pay a lot of money for a plan you will not use, or end up with a small scale account that cannot shelter the web page. We, at PIXELSPECK, offer an extensive variety of web hosting accounts suitable for personal or small business pages that even offer pre-installed script-driven platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things easier. If you commence with a less powerful package and you demand more system resources, moving to a high-end account takes only a click.
Shared Web Hosting - Shortcomings
A weak side of the shared web hosting solution is that the web servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to activate new software programs. Specific web portals, mainly web stores, require applications to be present on the web hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting environment, you can install only software that does not request server root access.
Virtual Private Web Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For web pages that request full server root access, or if your web page has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of viewers per day, what you need is a VPS hosting or a dedicated hosting. A private virtual web hosting server is a software simulation of a dedicated hosting server and it behaves in absolutely the same way.
Both services traditionally provide complete root access and can be rebooted via a software tool by the customer, independently from the hosting company. Similar to the shared website hosting accounts, the VPS hosting and the dedicated server web hosting plans contain different functionalities depending on what the web hosting supplier has to offer. A private virtual web hosting server account includes guaranteed data storage, random access memory and CPU quotas that can occasionally be increased for brief spells of time if there are available resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limit is the hardware configuration it is making use of, and it can be configured by changing or adding components. A virtual web hosting server is easier to handle as it comes with a virtualization software platform, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, check stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more complex, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by trained users.
Nonetheless, some web hosting companies offer managed dedicated web hosting solutions where they run hosting server management tasks on behalf of the client. This can be a part of package or an additional upgrade.
Prior To Reaching a Decision...
Choosing the top hosting package is crucial as it can have an effect on the proper performance of a online portal. Prior to selecting an account, weigh the pros and cons, appraise carefully all the prerequisites for the online portal to operate properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best web hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.