There are different types of hosting plans suitable for different web portals in relation to the system resources or the hosting platform they need. To select the most appropriate hosting service for your web page, you need to judge what server-side software programs it requires, how many daily hits you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special requirements that may have to be satisfied.
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The most adequate choice for small size online portals with a few hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting account. With this type of site hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which lowers the total cost per individual considerably. There are various web hosting solutions differing from one provider to another, furnishing different amounts of disk space and web traffic, different e-mail account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can get a plan that will include the features your web portal actually needs. You will not have to pay lots of money for a package you will not make use of, or wind up with a small size package that cannot shelter the web page. We, at LucidIntuition, offer an immense variety of hosting accounts suitable for personal or small business web pages that even come with pre-activated script-powered platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you begin with a low-price package and you need more system resources, moving to a high-end plan takes just a click of the mouse.
Shared web hosting - Negative Signs
A downside of the shared website hosting environment is that the web hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot install additional software programs. Specific web pages, especially web storefronts, need software applications to be available on the web hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared website hosting environment, you can activate only software programs that do not require full root-level access.
Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For web sites that require complete server root access, or if your web portal has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of viewers per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual private web hosting server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it behaves in a precisely identical way.
Private Virtual Web Servers
Both services normally give complete root-level access and can be rebooted through a software program by the user, independently from the hosting provider. Similar to the shared web hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated hosting server packages involve diverse characteristics depending on what the web hosting provider has to offer. A virtual server web hosting package offers guaranteed web space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be enhanced for short intervals of time if there are unused resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is using, and it can be revamped by altering or adding components. A virtual web server is simpler to cope with as it comes with virtualization software, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, check statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more complicated, so such a package would rather be resorted to by skilled clients.
Nonetheless, certain hosts offer managed dedicated server web hosting solutions where they complete dedicated hosting server management procedures instead of the client. This can be a part of package or an additional option.
Before You Opt...
Choosing the top hosting plan is important as it can influence the proper operation of a site. Before opting for a plan, weigh the pros and cons, study thoroughly all the requirements for the web portal to work properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still not sure which one is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.