There are different varieties of hosting services appropriate for different web pages in terms of the resources or the hosting platform they require. To select the most relevant hosting service for your site, you have to estimate what server-side software applications it needs, how many daily visits you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other specific requirements that may need to be fulfilled.
Shared Web Hosting - Positive Aspects
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The most proper alternative for small size web portals with a few hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this type of web space hosting, each user pays only for their account, which reduces the overall cost per customer drastically. There are various web hosting accounts varying from one web hosting corporation to another, furnishing different amounts of storage space and web traffic, different email mailbox account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can order a package that will offer the resources your web page really demands. You will not have to pay lots of cash for an account you will not use, or wind up with a small sized package that cannot accommodate the website. We, at New Millennium Tecknology, offer a large collection of hosting solutions suitable for personal or small business web portals that even offer pre-installed script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you commence with a basic plan and you require more resources, upgrading to a high-end plan requires just a mouse click.
Shared web hosting - Negative Signs
A weak side of the shared website hosting platform is that the web hosting servers have some software installed on them and you cannot activate additional software. Specific sites, above all online storefronts, request applications to be present on the hosting server for them to run, and with a shared web hosting environment, you can install solely software platforms that do not demand root-level access.
Virtual Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For web sites that request root access, or if your portal has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of hits per day, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual web server is a software imitation of a dedicated machine and it operates in strictly the same way.
Virtual Web Hosting Servers
Both solutions commonly include complete root access and can be restarted via a software tool by the client, autonomously from the web hosting provider. Akin to the shared hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated hosting server plans comprise different functionalities depending on what the hosting provider offers. A virtual server package includes guaranteed hard disk space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can at times be enhanced for short periods of time provided that there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limitation is the hardware configuration it is availing of, and it can be upgraded by altering or adding components. A virtual server is simpler to manage as it involves a virtualization console, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, monitor stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more intricate, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by knowledgeable customers.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
Nonetheless, given web hosts offer managed dedicated hosting solutions where they execute web server administration tasks on behalf of the customer. This can be a part of package or an additional upgrade.
Before You Decide...
Picking the top hosting package is essential as it can influence the stable performance of a web portal. Prior to selecting a package, weigh the pros and cons, explore thoroughly all the requirements for the online portal to operate properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still in doubt which is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.