There are various kinds of hosting packages appropriate for different web portals when it comes to the resources or the hosting environment they require. To pick the most adequate hosting service for your web site, you need to calculate what server-side software it requires, how many visits per day you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other special demands that may have to be answered.
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The best option for small size websites with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this type of hosting, each client pays only for their account, which diminishes the total cost per user radically. There are diverse web hosting packages varying from one hosting company to another, furnishing different amounts of disk space and web traffic, different e-mailbox account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can buy a plan that will include the resources your web page really demands. You will not need to pay a lot of money for an account you will not use, or end up with a small scale plan that cannot accommodate the online portal. We, at Kodohost, offer a vast selection of hosting solutions suitable for private or small business web portals that even come with pre-installed script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you start with a low-price plan and you need more resources, upgrading to a more powerful package involves only a click.
Shared Hosting - Negative Sides
A disadvantage of the shared website hosting solution is that the servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot install additional software programs. Certain sites, above all web stores, require applications to be installed on the web hosting server for them to work, and with a shared hosting environment, you can activate only software that does not require full root access.
Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Servers
For websites that need complete server root access, or if your web page has many thousands or even millions of hits per day, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated package. A virtual server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it acts in absolutely the same manner.
Private Virtual Servers
Both platforms usually provide root privileges and can be rebooted via a software program by the customer, autonomously from the web hosting company. Much like the shared web hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting server accounts comprise different features depending on what the hosting supplier has to offer. A Virtual Private Server web hosting account includes guaranteed disk storage, RAM and central processing unit usage quotas that can occasionally be enhanced for short stretches of time if there are unused resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limit is the hardware configuration it is availing of, and it can be configured by altering or appending components. A virtual private web server is simpler to handle as it includes a virtualization console, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install applications, explore statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated server is more elaborate, so such a package would rather be resorted to by qualified users.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Still, given web hosting vendors offer managed dedicated web server hosting services where they execute dedicated server management tasks on behalf of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional upgrade.
Prior To Deciding...
Settling on the top hosting package is essential as it can have an influence on the proper work of a web portal. Prior to selecting an account, compare the pros and cons, explore thoroughly all the requirements for the web site to perform 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 glad to assist you and answer all your questions.