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There are various kinds of hosting services appropriate for different web sites with regard to the resources or the hosting environment they demand. To choose the most proper hosting service for your web site, you need to judge what server-side software it requires, how many daily visits you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific demands that may need to be satisfied.
Shared website hosting - Pluses
The most suitable option for small web pages with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this type of web hosting, each user pays only for their account, which minimizes the overall price per individual markedly. There are various web hosting accounts varying from one web host to another, offering different amounts of hard disk space and traffic, different email account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can get a plan that will provide the specs your site in fact requires. You will not have to pay lots of cash for a package you will not avail of, or wind up with a small size package that cannot host the web site. We, at FDS Web Hosting Services, offer a large selection of hosting plans appropriate for private or small business web pages that even include pre-activated script-powered systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it easier. If you begin with a cheaper package and you demand more system resources, upgrading to a more feature-rich plan takes only a click.
Shared web hosting - Disadvantages
A drawback of the shared web hosting solution is that the servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot activate new software applications. Certain web sites, mainly web storefronts, request software applications to be available on the server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting plan, you can activate only software applications that do not request full root-level access.
Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For web sites that demand root-level access, or if your web page has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of hits per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A private virtual server is a software imitation of a dedicated web hosting server and it operates in strictly the same manner.
Both services generally include full server root access and can be rebooted via a software platform by the client, independently from the hosting company. Just like the shared web hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated server hosting plans sport different specifications based on what the web hosting vendor offers. A Virtual Private Server hosting account offers guaranteed disk storage space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can occasionally be increased for brief spans of time provided that there are available resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limit is the hardware it is availing of, and it can be upgraded by changing or appending components. A virtual private web server is easier to manage as it arrives with a virtualization software platform, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, check stats, etc. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more complex, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by qualified users.
Dedicated Web Servers
Nonetheless, given web hosting companies offer managed dedicated web hosting services where they complete server administration procedures instead of the client. This can be a part of package or an additional service.
Before You Select...
Settling on the top hosting package is important as it can have an influence on the stable functioning of a site. Before choosing a plan, compare the pros and cons, check carefully all the requirements for the site to function properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still not sure which one is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.