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There are different sorts of web hosting accounts appropriate for different web pages in relation to the resources or the web hosting platform they need. To select the most suitable web hosting service for your web portal, you have to evaluate what server-side software it demands, how many hits per day you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific demands that may need to be satisfied.

Shared web hosting - Positive Sides

The most suitable choice for small scale sites with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this type of site hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which decreases the total cost per individual substantially. There are diverse web hosting solutions varying from one hosting company to another, furnishing different quotas of disk storage and traffic, different email quotas and so on. The good point is that you can order an account that will offer the specs your site really requires. You will not need to pay a lot for a package you will not make use of, or end up with a small plan that cannot host the web portal. We, at Add Host, offer a wide collection of web hosting solutions appropriate for personal or small business web pages that even include pre-installed script-based platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you begin with a basic account and you require more functionalities, upgrading to a better plan takes only a click.

Shared web hosting - Negative Aspects

A negative aspect of the shared website hosting solution is that the web servers have some software installed on them and you cannot activate new software. Some web portals, chiefly online shops, require software applications to be available on the server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting solution, you can install only software that does not demand complete root-level access.

Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers

For online portals that demand complete root-level access, or if your website has many 1000's or even millions of hits per day, what you require is a VPS hosting or a dedicated hosting. A virtual private web server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated server and it works in an absolutely identical manner.

VPS Web Servers

Both environments generally provide full server root access and can be rebooted via a software interface by the customer, autonomously from the hosting supplier. Similar to the shared website hosting plans, the VPS hosting and the dedicated server web hosting plans come with different specs based on what the hosting supplier offers. A Virtual Private Server web hosting plan has guaranteed disk space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be enhanced for short intervals of time if there are unused system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limitation is the hardware it is using, and it can be upgraded by altering or adding components. A VPS is easier to manipulate as it offers virtualization software, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, check statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more complicated, so such a solution would rather be used by competent users.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

However, given web hosting providers provide managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they implement web hosting server administration assignments on behalf of the client. This can be a part of package or an extra feature.

Prior To Deciding...

Opting for the top hosting plan is important as it can affect the proper operation of a web site. Prior to selecting a plan, compare the pros and cons, examine carefully all the prerequisites for the site to operate properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still unsure which is the best web hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.