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There are various varieties of shared hosting solutions suitable for different web pages in regard to the system resources or the shared hosting environment they demand. To select the most optimal shared hosting service for your website, you need to reckon what server-side software it needs, how many hits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special needs that may need to be covered.

Shared Hosting - Advantages

The most optimal option for small web portals with several hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this type of site hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which diminishes the total cost per individual noticeably. There are different web hosting solutions differing from one hosting corporation to another, providing different amounts of hard disk storage space and traffic, different email mailbox account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can order an account that will have the specifications your web site actually demands. You will not have to pay a lot of cash for an account you will not use, or end up with a small sized account that cannot shelter the web site. We, at Step2Ray's Website Hosting, offer a wide collection of shared hosting plans suitable for personal or small business web pages that even provide pre-activated script-driven systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you start with a low priced plan and you need more system resources, moving to a more feature-rich package takes only a click.

Shared website hosting - Negative Signs

A downside of the shared website hosting environment is that the web hosting servers have some software programs installed on them and you cannot activate additional software applications. Some websites, especially web storefronts, require software applications to be available on the web hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting solution, you can activate only software platforms that do not demand root access.

Private Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers

For online portals that require full root-level access, or if your web portal has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of daily visitors, what you require is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A VPS web server is a software simulation of a dedicated hosting server and it runs in a precisely identical manner.


Both solutions generally provide root privileges and can be restarted via a software program by the client, independently from the hosting company. Like the shared web hosting accounts, the virtual private servers and the dedicated hosting server accounts come with different characteristics based on what the hosting provider offers. A VPS server account contains guaranteed data storage, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can occasionally be increased for short periods of time in case there are unused resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware equipment it is utilizing, and it can be revved up by altering or adding components. A virtual server is simpler to manipulate as it includes a virtualization software platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, examine statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated hosting server is more complex, so such an account would rather be resorted to by competent clients.

Dedicated Servers

However, some web hosts provide managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they carry out hosting server administration assignments instead of the client. This can be included in the package or an extra option.

Prior To Choosing...

Settling on the top hosting package is essential as it can have an effect on the proper work of a web page. Before choosing an account, weigh the pros and cons, explore carefully all the prerequisites for the web site to function properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still not sure which is the best shared hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.