There are various types of hosting plans appropriate for different web pages in regard to the resources or the hosting platform they require. To pick the most suitable hosting service for your website, you have to judge what server-side software programs it needs, how many hits per day you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other specific requirements that may need to be covered.
Shared website hosting - Advantages
1 website hosted
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3 websites hosted
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The most optimal option for small sized web portals with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this form of web hosting, each user pays only for their account, which reduces the total cost per user seriously. There are different web hosting solutions differing from one web hosting company to another, supplying different amounts of data storage space and bandwidth, different mail account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can obtain a plan that will include the resources your site actually requires. You will not have to pay lots of cash for a package you will not make use of, or end up with a small size account that cannot accommodate the website. We, at Blue Grape Hosting, offer a great array of hosting solutions appropriate for private or small business sites that even come with pre-installed script-based platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you begin with a basic account and you demand more system resources, moving to a more advanced account involves just a mouse click.
Shared web hosting - Downsides
A downside of the shared hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to activate additional software programs. Certain websites, chiefly online stores, require applications to be installed on the hosting server for them to function, and with a shared web hosting environment, you can activate only software that does not demand complete root access.
VPS Web Servers and Dedicated Servers
For sites that demand complete root-level access, or if your web portal has many thousands or even millions of viewers per day, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated server and it runs in an exactly identical way.
Virtual Web Servers
Both solutions typically offer complete root-level access and can be rebooted via a software interface by the client, autonomously from the web hosting company. Analogous to the shared web hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated hosting packages involve diverse specs depending on what the web hosting vendor has to offer. A virtual web server package contains guaranteed data space, RAM and CPU quotas that can occasionally be boosted for brief periods of time if there are spare system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limit is the hardware architecture it is using, and it can be revved up by altering or adding components. A virtual private web hosting server is simpler to administer as it comes with a virtualization platform, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, explore statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated hosting server is more intricate, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by trained customers.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
However, certain web hosting corporations provide managed dedicated hosting solutions where they execute dedicated web hosting server management operations on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an extra feature.
Before You Opt...
Selecting the top hosting package is crucial as it can influence the stable functioning of a website. Before picking a plan, weigh the pros and cons, study completely all the preconditions for the website to run properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt 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.