There are different types of hosting services appropriate for different websites in regard to the resources or the hosting platform they demand. To choose the most optimal hosting service for your web page, you need to calculate what server-side software programs it needs, how many daily hits you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special needs that may need to be met.
Shared web hosting - Good Points
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The most proper choice for small scale web sites with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this form of hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which lowers the total cost per client substantially. There are various web hosting packages varying from one web hosting provider to another, furnishing different quotas of data storage space and bandwidth, different e-mail box account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can buy an account that will include the features your site actually requires. You will not have to pay a lot of money for a package you will not use, or wind up with a small sized account that cannot host the web page. We, at FDS Web Hosting Services, offer a wide selection of hosting packages suitable for private or small business web pages that even provide pre-activated script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it simpler. If you commence with a less powerful package and you require more functionalities, upgrading to a more powerful plan requires just a click of the mouse.
Shared website hosting - Weak Points
A negative side of the shared web hosting solution is that the hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to install new software. Certain web pages, mainly web storefronts, need software applications to be available on the server for them to run, and with a shared website hosting platform, you can install only software programs that do not demand complete root access.
Virtual Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For websites that demand complete root access, or if your website has many 1000's or even millions of daily viewers, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS server is a software simulation of a dedicated solution and it functions in strictly the same way.
Both services commonly give complete server root access and can be rebooted via a software tool by the client, independently from the web hosting provider. Akin to the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated server packages include diverse specs based on what the hosting company offers. A virtual hosting server account has guaranteed server storage, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be boosted for brief spells of time in case there are spare resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limiting factor 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 easier to tackle as it comes with a virtualization platform, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install applications, explore statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated server is more complex, so such a package would rather be resorted to by qualified clients.
Dedicated Web Servers
Nonetheless, given web hosting providers provide managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they run server administration tasks instead of the client. This can be a part of package or an additional feature.
Prior To Reaching a Decision...
Picking the top hosting package is important as it can have an influence on the stable functioning of a web site. Before settling on a package, compare the pros and cons, inspect thoroughly all the prerequisites for the online portal to perform properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still unsure which one is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.