There are various types of hosting packages suitable for different web pages in terms of the system resources or the hosting environment they need. To select the most relevant hosting service for your web page, you must evaluate what server-side software it demands, how many daily hits you anticipate at the start and in the long run, as well as any other specific requirements that may need to be answered.
Shared Hosting - Pluses
1 website hosted
Unlimited websites hosted
The most suitable option for small size web portals with several hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this type of site hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which reduces the overall price per person significantly. There are various web hosting accounts differing from one hosting company to another, delivering different amounts of server space and monthly traffic, different email address account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can order a plan that will provide the resources your online portal in fact needs. You will not need to pay a lot of cash for a plan you will not use, or end up with a small package that cannot accommodate the web portal. We, at RTHOST Solution, offer an extensive choice of hosting accounts suitable for personal or small business web sites that even come with pre-installed script-driven systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things easier. If you kick off with a less powerful account and you need more features, moving to a more feature-rich package demands only a click.
Shared website hosting - Drawbacks
A disadvantage of the shared hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to activate new software programs. Certain websites, above all online stores, demand software applications to be installed on the web server for them to perform, and with a shared website hosting environment, you can activate only software applications that do not require full root-level access.
VPS Hosting Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For sites that request root access, or if your online portal has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of daily hits, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated package. A VPS hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated solution and it works in exactly the same way.
Both solutions normally include complete server root access and can be rebooted via a software interface by the customer, independently from the web hosting supplier. Analogous to the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated server packages sport different functionalities based on what the web hosting company offers. A virtual hosting server account offers guaranteed server storage, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can at times be boosted for brief intervals of time in case there are free system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limitation is the hardware configuration it is using, and it can be configured by altering or adding components. A private virtual web server is easier to cope with as it ships with a virtualization software platform, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, check statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web server is more complicated, so such an account would rather be used by tech-savvy customers.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
However, some web hosting suppliers provide managed dedicated server hosting services where they complete dedicated server management procedures on behalf of the client. This can be included in the plan or an extra option.
Before You Opt...
Opting for the top hosting package is important as it can have an effect on the proper operation of a web page. Before settling on a plan, weigh the pros and cons, explore thoroughly all the prerequisites for the web page to work properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still unsure which is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.