1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
There are various varieties of hosting solutions appropriate for different web portals in relation to the system resources or the hosting platform they require. To select the most appropriate hosting service for your web page, you must judge what server-side software it requires, how many daily hits you anticipate at the start and in the long run, as well as any other special requirements that may have to be met.
Shared web hosting - Positive Points
The most adequate alternative for small websites with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting account. With this type of website hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which minimizes the total cost per user noticeably. There are various web hosting solutions differing from one hosting company to another, providing different quotas of hard disk space and monthly bandwidth, different mailbox account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can get a package that will include the resources your web portal actually demands. You will not have to pay plenty of money for a plan you will not make use of, or wind up with a small scale plan that cannot accommodate the web page. We, at Servers Cloud, offer an enormous array of hosting solutions suitable for personal or small business websites that even offer pre-installed script-driven platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things easier. If you start with a low-cost account and you need more functionalities, moving to a better plan takes just a click.
Shared Website Hosting - Negative Points
A disadvantage of the shared web hosting environment is that the web hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot install additional software. Some web portals, chiefly web storefronts, require software applications to be installed on the web hosting server for them to run, and with a shared hosting plan, you can activate only software applications that do not request complete root-level access.
Private Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Servers
For web pages that need server root access, or if your web page has many 1000's or even millions of viewers per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual web hosting server is a software emulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it operates in an exactly identical way.
Both services generally give server root access and can be rebooted via a software program by the customer, independently from the hosting provider. Like the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting plans include diverse specs depending on what the web hosting company offers. A virtual private web server hosting plan contains guaranteed server storage, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be expanded for short intervals of time in case there are free resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware it is availing of, and it can be upgraded by changing or adding components. A virtual server is simpler to cope with as it ships with a virtualization panel, which can be utilized to restart it, to install applications, monitor stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more intricate, so such a solution would rather be used by skilled customers.
Still, some hosting companies provide managed dedicated hosting solutions where they perform dedicated hosting server management tasks on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an additional feature.
Before You Decide...
Settling on the top hosting plan is important as it can influence the stable performance of a web site. Prior to settling on a package, weigh the pros and cons, investigate completely all the prerequisites for the online portal to run properly, particularly 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.