There are different varieties of hosting packages suitable for different web portals with regard to the system resources or the hosting environment they require. To select the most adequate hosting service for your online portal, you need to estimate what server-side software it requires, how many daily hits you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific requirements that may need to be fulfilled.
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The best alternative for small scale sites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting account. With this form of site hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which reduces the overall price per customer radically. There are different web hosting packages varying from one company to another, delivering different amounts of disk storage and monthly traffic, different email address account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can purchase a plan that will provide the specs your site indeed needs. You will not need to pay a lot of cash for an account you will not utilize, or end up with a small size plan that cannot shelter the website. We, at Mo Money', offer an extensive choice of hosting accounts suitable for personal or small business portals that even offer pre-activated script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things easier. If you start with a low-end plan and you need more system resources, moving to a more feature-rich package involves just a click of the mouse.
Shared Hosting - Disadvantages
A weakness of the shared website hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to install new software applications. Some websites, mainly web stores, demand software applications to be present on the web server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting solution, you can install solely software platforms that do not demand server root access.
VPS Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For websites that need complete root-level access, or if your online portal has many thousands or even millions of daily visits, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated package. A virtual hosting server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it behaves in an exactly identical way.
VPS Hosting Servers
Both solutions traditionally offer full root-level access and can be rebooted through a software program by the client, independently from the web hosting company. Much like the shared web hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated hosting accounts sport diverse characteristics depending on what the web hosting supplier offers. A virtual web server hosting plan offers guaranteed disk space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can occasionally be enlarged for short periods of time if there are spare resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limiting factor is the hardware it is making use of, and it can be configured by changing or adding components. A VPS web server is easier to handle as it includes a virtualization platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, examine stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated server is more intricate, so such a package would rather be used by qualified customers.
Dedicated Web Servers
Still, some web hosting corporations provide managed dedicated server hosting services where they carry out hosting server administration tasks on behalf of the customer. This can be a part of package or an additional option.
Before You Reach a Decision...
Choosing the top hosting plan is essential as it can have an effect on the stable work of a online portal. Before selecting an account, compare the pros and cons, study thoroughly all the preconditions for the online portal to work properly, particularly if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.