Quality Shared Hosting
There are different kinds of shared hosting solutions appropriate for different web portals in relation to the resources or the shared hosting environment they require. To pick the most adequate shared hosting service for your online portal, you must reckon what server-side software applications it requires, how many visits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific needs that may need to be covered.
Shared website hosting - Pluses
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The most optimal option for small scale websites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting plan. With this type of webspace hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which reduces the total cost per customer markedly. There are diverse web hosting packages varying from one web hosting vendor to another, furnishing different quotas of hard disk space and traffic, different mail quotas and so on. The plus is that you can order an account that will offer the specs your web site actually needs. You will not need to pay a lot of money for a package you will not utilize, or end up with a small package that cannot shelter the web page. We, at Blue Ribbon Hosting, offer a huge assortment of shared hosting accounts suitable for personal or small business portals that even include pre-installed script-powered platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you begin with a low-cost account and you need more features, moving to a better plan takes only a click.
Shared web hosting - Inconveniences
A weak side of the shared website hosting environment is that the hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot activate additional software. Given web sites, especially online storefronts, require software applications to be available on the web hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared website hosting plan, you can install only software applications that do not require complete root-level access.
Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For portals that require root-level access, or if your site has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of visitors per day, what you need is a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. A virtual private web server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated machine and it operates in a strictly identical way.
Virtual Private Web Servers
Both solutions usually come with root access and can be restarted through a software platform by the client, autonomously from the hosting provider. Much like the shared web hosting packages, the VPS hosting and the dedicated web server packages contain diverse characteristics depending on what the hosting provider has to offer. A VPS account contains guaranteed hard disk storage space, RAM and central processing unit usage quotas that can at times be increased for short periods of time if there are spare system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limit is the hardware it is using, and it can be configured by altering or appending components. A VPS web hosting server is easier to administer as it involves a virtualization tool, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, examine statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated web server is more elaborate, so such a solution would rather be used by skilled users.
Dedicated Web Servers
Yet, certain web hosting corporations provide managed dedicated web hosting solutions where they complete web server management assignments on behalf of the customer. This can be a part of package or an extra upgrade.
Before You Opt...
Choosing the top hosting package is essential as it can affect the stable operation of a web page. Prior to picking an account, compare the pros and cons, appraise completely all the requirements for the web portal to perform properly, particularly if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which is the best shared hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.