There are different varieties of hosting solutions suitable for different sites when it comes to the system resources or the hosting platform they require. To pick the most adequate hosting service for your web portal, you must calculate what server-side software it needs, how many daily visits you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may need to be met.
Shared web hosting - Assets
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The most adequate option for small sites with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this type of web site hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which decreases the overall price per user considerably. There are diverse web hosting solutions differing from one web host to another, supplying different amounts of data space and traffic, different e-mail address account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can pay for an account that will have the resources your web page actually requires. You will not have to pay plenty of money for an account you will not utilize, or end up with a small scale account that cannot accommodate the web page. We, at DGL Cloud Services, offer a great choice of hosting solutions suitable for personal or small business portals that even come with pre-installed script-based platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you start with a less powerful plan and you demand more functionalities, upgrading to a better account takes only a click.
Shared Hosting - Minuses
A weak side of the shared website hosting environment is that the web servers have some software programs installed on them and you are unable to install additional software platforms. Specific web pages, mainly online stores, need software applications to be present on the hosting server for them to work, and with a shared hosting platform, you can install solely software platforms that do not demand root access.
VPS Web Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For web pages that need complete root-level access, or if your web site has many thousands or even millions of daily viewers, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A private virtual web hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated machine and it functions in precisely the same way.
Private Virtual Servers
Both environments generally provide full root-level access and can be restarted through a software tool by the user, autonomously from the web hosting supplier. Like the shared website hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated web server plans comprise different specifications depending on what the hosting company has to offer. A VPS hosting server package has guaranteed web space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be expanded for brief spells of time in case there are unused system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limit is the hardware it is making use of, and it can be configured by changing or appending components. A Virtual Private Server is simpler to run as it comprises a virtualization console, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, monitor statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated server is more elaborate, so such an account would rather be resorted to by practiced customers.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
However, some providers offer managed dedicated hosting solutions where they complete hosting server management operations instead of the client. This can be included in the package or an extra service.
Prior To Electing...
Selecting the top hosting plan is important as it can have an influence on the proper work of a web page. Prior to selecting a plan, compare the pros and cons, examine carefully all the prerequisites for the online portal to operate properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still unsure which is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.