There are various sorts of hosting packages suitable for different websites in relation to the resources or the hosting environment they need. To choose the most appropriate hosting service for your website, you need to judge what server-side software applications it demands, how many daily hits you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other special demands that may have to be met.
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The most adequate option for small scale sites with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting package. With this type of web hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which minimizes the total price per customer considerably. There are various web hosting plans varying from one hosting corporation to another, supplying different quotas of hard disk storage space and bandwidth, different e-mail box account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can get a plan that will provide the specifications your web page in fact demands. You will not need to pay plenty of cash for an account you will not utilize, or wind up with a small sized account that cannot shelter the website. We, at AIA Web Hosting, offer a great choice of hosting accounts suitable for private or small business web pages that even include pre-installed script-driven platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you kick off with a basic account and you require more functionalities, upgrading to a more advanced plan takes only a click.
Shared website hosting - Weak Sides
A negative aspect of the shared web hosting environment is that the hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot install new software applications. Given web pages, chiefly web storefronts, request software applications to be available on the web hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared website hosting platform, you can activate only software applications that do not need full root access.
Virtual Private Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For web sites that require full root access, or if your site has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of daily hits, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A Virtual Private Server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated web server and it behaves in an exactly identical manner.
VPS Web Hosting Servers
Both platforms normally provide full server root privileges and can be rebooted through a software interface by the client, independently from the hosting supplier. Similar to the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web server hosting accounts involve different specifications depending on what the hosting vendor offers. A VPS server account includes guaranteed data storage space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can occasionally be expanded for short intervals of time on condition that there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limit is the hardware configuration it is availing of, and it can be revved up by altering or adding components. A private virtual web server is simpler to run as it comes with a virtualization panel, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, monitor stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated server is more elaborate, so such a plan would rather be used by qualified customers.
Still, given web hosting vendors offer managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they execute web hosting server management procedures instead of the client. This can be a part of plan or an extra upgrade.
Before You Opt...
Settling on the top hosting plan is vital as it can have an influence on the stable operation of a online portal. Before selecting a plan, weigh the pros and cons, examine thoroughly all the requirements for the online portal to operate properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still unsure which one 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.