Quality Shared Hosting
There are various varieties of shared hosting packages suitable for different web pages with regard to the resources or the shared hosting platform they need. To select the most suitable shared hosting service for your online portal, you must estimate what server-side software programs it needs, how many daily visits you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other specific requirements that may have to be fulfilled.
Shared web hosting - Positive Sides
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The most optimal choice for small scale web portals with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this type of webspace hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which lowers the overall price per client significantly. There are different web hosting accounts differing from one web host to another, delivering different quotas of hard disk storage space and bandwidth, different e-mailbox account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can purchase a package that will offer the resources your site indeed demands. You will not have to pay a lot of cash for an account you will not avail of, or end up with a small package that cannot host the web portal. We, at GeekHost.io, offer an extensive collection of shared hosting plans suitable for private or small business sites that even include pre-activated script-based platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you begin with a basic account and you demand more system resources, moving to a better package involves just a click of the mouse.
Shared web hosting - Downsides
A shortcoming of the shared web hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software installed on them and you cannot install new software applications. Specific sites, especially web storefronts, demand software applications to be installed on the web hosting server for them to operate, and with a shared website hosting package, you can activate only software platforms that do not demand complete server root access.
Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For websites that request full root-level access, or if your online portal has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of daily visitors, what you demand is a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. A virtual server is a software emulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it runs in exactly the same way.
Virtual Web Servers
Both platforms generally come with full server root privileges and can be rebooted through a software interface by the customer, autonomously from the web hosting company. Much like the shared website hosting packages, the VPS hosting and the dedicated hosting server accounts sport diverse specs depending on what the hosting provider has to offer. A private virtual hosting server plan has guaranteed data space, RAM and CPU quotas that can at times be enlarged for short spells of time in case there are available resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware it is availing of, and it can be configured by changing or appending components. A Virtual Private Server is simpler to administer as it comes with a virtualization platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, monitor statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more elaborate, so such an account would rather be used by knowledgeable customers.
Nevertheless, some hosting providers provide managed dedicated server web hosting solutions where they carry out dedicated web hosting server management operations instead of the customer. This can be a part of plan or an additional upgrade.
Before You Elect...
Choosing the top hosting plan is essential as it can influence the stable operation of a web site. Prior to opting for a package, weigh the pros and cons, appraise completely all the preconditions 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 call us - our sales reps will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.