There are different kinds of hosting packages appropriate for different web sites in terms of the system resources or the hosting environment they require. To select the most adequate hosting service for your website, you must judge what server-side software programs it demands, how many daily hits you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special requirements that may need to be answered.
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The most relevant choice for small sized web sites with several hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting account. With this type of site hosting, each user pays only for their account, which diminishes the overall cost per client drastically. There are different web hosting packages varying from one provider to another, furnishing different quotas of disk storage and monthly bandwidth, different email account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can pay for a package that will have the resources your web portal actually needs. You will not need to pay lots of cash for a package you will not make use of, or wind up with a small account that cannot host the site. We, at Blue Domain Hosting, offer a big choice of hosting accounts suitable for personal or small business pages that even offer pre-installed script-driven platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you begin with a low-cost account and you demand more features, upgrading to a more powerful package requires only a click.
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A shortcoming of the shared web hosting platform is that the web servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot activate new software applications. Specific web sites, especially online shops, request applications to be activated on the web hosting server for them to run, and with a shared web hosting package, you can install only software that does not need full root access.
VPSs and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For web sites that demand complete root-level access, or if your web site has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of daily visits, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A private virtual hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated solution and it acts in strictly the same way.
VPS Web Servers
Both environments usually give server root access and can be restarted through a software program by the customer, independently from the hosting company. Like the shared website hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated hosting server plans contain different specifications based on what the web hosting supplier has to offer. A VPS web hosting package contains guaranteed hard disk space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can occasionally be increased for brief spells of time in case there are unused resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limiting factor is the hardware equipment it is using, and it can be upgraded by altering or appending components. A virtual web hosting server is easier to cope with as it ships with a virtualization software platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, examine stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more complicated, so such a solution would rather be utilized by practiced customers.
Nonetheless, some web hosting companies provide managed dedicated server hosting services where they execute web hosting server administration assignments instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional feature.
Before You Decide...
Picking the top hosting package is crucial as it can influence the proper performance of a site. Before picking a package, weigh the pros and cons, examine carefully all the requirements for the web portal to work properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.