There are different types of hosting accounts suitable for different sites in regard to the system resources or the hosting platform they demand. To pick the most appropriate hosting service for your website, you must reckon what server-side software applications it needs, how many hits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special demands that may need to be covered.
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The most proper option for small scale web pages with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this form of hosting, each client pays only for their account, which diminishes the overall price per person drastically. There are various web hosting solutions varying from one web hosting vendor to another, providing different quotas of server space and monthly traffic, different mailbox account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can obtain an account that will include the specs your site really needs. You will not have to pay a lot of money for a plan you will not avail of, or wind up with a small scale plan that cannot accommodate the online portal. We, at Harneyz Ltd., offer a great assortment of hosting accounts suitable for private or small business web pages that even provide pre-activated script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it easier. If you commence with a low priced package and you need more features, upgrading to a high-end account involves only a click of the mouse.
Shared Website Hosting - Negative Points
A downside of the shared hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot install new software platforms. Certain online portals, above all online stores, request applications to be available on the web server for them to work, and with a shared hosting account, you can install only software that does not need full server root access.
Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For web portals that request root access, or if your website has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of visits per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual private hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated hosting server and it performs in a precisely identical way.
Virtual Hosting Servers
Both solutions traditionally give complete root access and can be rebooted via a software interface by the customer, independently from the hosting provider. Just like the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated server web hosting accounts include diverse functionalities based on what the web hosting company offers. A virtual hosting server plan offers guaranteed hard disk storage, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be enhanced for short stretches of time if there are free system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware architecture it is availing of, and it can be revamped by changing or adding components. A VPS is easier to manipulate as it comprises a virtualization platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, explore statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated server is more complex, so such a solution would rather be resorted to by knowledgeable clients.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Nevertheless, some hosting vendors offer managed dedicated server web hosting services where they complete hosting server administration tasks instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional feature.
Prior To Selecting...
Picking the top hosting plan is crucial as it can have an influence on the stable performance of a web page. Before picking a package, weigh the pros and cons, explore carefully all the preconditions for the website to function properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still unsure which is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.