Quality Shared Hosting
There are different types of shared hosting accounts suitable for different web pages when it comes to the system resources or the shared hosting environment they demand. To pick the most relevant shared hosting service for your web site, you have to calculate what server-side software programs it needs, how many hits per day you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special demands that may have to be met.
Shared Hosting - Strong Points
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The most optimal choice for small scale web sites with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting package. With this type of web hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which minimizes the overall price per client critically. There are various web hosting accounts differing from one web hosting company to another, providing different quotas of hard disk space and bandwidth, different mailbox account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can order a package that will include the resources your web page indeed demands. You will not need to pay plenty of cash for an account you will not use, or wind up with a small package that cannot shelter the online portal. We, at Step2Ray's Website Hosting, offer a wide choice of shared hosting accounts suitable for private or small business web portals that even provide pre-installed script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you kick off with a low-cost package and you need more features, upgrading to a high-end account demands just a click.
Shared web hosting - Shortcomings
A weak side of the shared website hosting environment is that the hosting servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to activate additional software programs. Given websites, mainly online shops, require software applications to be installed on the web hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting platform, you can activate solely software that does not demand full root-level access.
VPS Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For web portals that request full root-level access, or if your site has many thousands or even millions of hits per day, what you need is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A virtual server is a software simulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it runs in strictly the same manner.
Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers
Both platforms generally include full server root privileges and can be rebooted through a software tool by the client, autonomously from the hosting provider. Much like the shared web hosting packages, the virtual private servers and the dedicated server web hosting accounts comprise diverse features based on what the web hosting supplier offers. A VPS hosting account includes guaranteed data storage space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can at times be enhanced for brief periods of time provided that there are free system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limit is the hardware it is utilizing, and it can be upgraded by changing or appending components. A VPS hosting server is easier to cope with as it comes with a virtualization software platform, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, examine stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated server is more intricate, so such a plan would rather be used by skilled users.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
Nonetheless, given web hosting firms offer managed dedicated server hosting services where they complete hosting server management tasks on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the package or an extra feature.
Prior To Deciding...
Picking the top hosting plan is vital as it can have an influence on the proper work of a web portal. Before selecting a plan, weigh the pros and cons, survey thoroughly all the prerequisites for the web site to run properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best shared hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.