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There are different types of hosting accounts suitable for different websites in relation to the system resources or the hosting environment they require. To choose the most appropriate hosting service for your web portal, you must estimate what server-side software programs it demands, how many visits per day you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific demands that may have to be fulfilled.

Shared web hosting - Privileges

The most appropriate choice for small size web pages with several hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this form of webspace hosting, each user pays only for their account, which diminishes the total cost per user noticeably. There are different web hosting accounts varying from one web hosting provider to another, offering different quotas of server storage space and monthly traffic, different e-mail box account quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can obtain an account that will provide the specs your website actually requires. You will not have to pay lots of cash for an account you will not utilize, or end up with a small size package that cannot shelter the site. We, at HostSik, offer a great choice of hosting packages appropriate for private or small business sites that even come with pre-activated script-driven systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it easier. If you start with a cheaper account and you require more system resources, moving to a more advanced account requires just a click.

Shared Website Hosting - Shortcomings

A weak side of the shared website hosting environment is that the web hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to activate new software platforms. Specific online portals, mainly web storefronts, request software applications to be activated on the hosting server for them to operate, and with a shared web hosting plan, you can install solely software that does not need full server root access.

VPS Web Servers and Dedicated Web Servers

For sites that require server root access, or if your web site has many thousands or even millions of daily hits, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated package. A virtual private web hosting server is a software simulation of a dedicated web server and it operates in a strictly identical way.

Virtual Web Hosting Servers

Both environments typically include complete root access and can be rebooted through a software platform by the client, independently from the hosting provider. Just like the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated server accounts include different specs depending on what the hosting vendor has to offer. A VPS account contains guaranteed storage space, RAM and CPU quotas that can sometimes be extended for short periods of time if there are available resources on the physical server. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limit is the hardware it is making use of, and it can be revved up by changing or appending components. A VPS web hosting server is simpler to administer as it offers a virtualization panel, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, examine stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated hosting server is more complicated, so such a package would rather be used by experienced users.

Dedicated Servers

Still, certain web hosting suppliers provide managed dedicated server web hosting solutions where they perform dedicated web hosting server management procedures instead of the customer. This can be included in the package or an additional service.

Before You Elect...

Picking the top hosting plan is crucial as it can influence the stable functioning of a web portal. Prior to choosing a package, compare the pros and cons, survey thoroughly all the preconditions for the web site to operate properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.