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There are various kinds of hosting solutions suitable for different web portals when it comes to the resources or the hosting platform they require. To select the most optimal hosting service for your web page, you need to evaluate what server-side software applications it demands, how many hits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific demands that may have to be covered.

Shared Website Hosting - Pluses

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The best alternative for small scale online portals with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this form of website hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which minimizes the total price per customer significantly. There are various web hosting accounts differing from one hosting provider to another, offering different quotas of disk space and monthly traffic, different email box account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can purchase a plan that will have the features your web portal really demands. You will not need to pay a lot for a plan you will not avail of, or wind up with a small package that cannot shelter the site. We, at Innovative Hosting Services Limited, offer a big collection of hosting packages suitable for private or small business portals that even include pre-installed script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you start with a low grade package and you need more functionalities, upgrading to a better package involves just a click of the mouse.

Shared Website Hosting - Drawbacks

A downside of the shared website hosting environment is that the servers have some software programs installed on them and you are unable to install new software. Given online portals, especially web storefronts, require software applications to be activated on the web server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting package, you can install only software platforms that do not request complete server root access.

Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers

For websites that demand full root access, or if your web site has many thousands or even millions of daily viewers, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual private web server is a software imitation of a dedicated hosting server and it runs in precisely the same way.

Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers

Both environments normally give root privileges and can be restarted through a software tool by the user, independently from the web hosting company. Akin to the shared website hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting accounts have diverse specs based on what the web hosting provider has to offer. A virtual web server hosting package includes guaranteed data space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can sometimes be expanded for short spells of time on condition that there are unused system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is utilizing, and it can be revved up by altering or adding components. A virtual private hosting server is simpler to handle as it offers a virtualization platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, check statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web server is more elaborate, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by competent clients.

Dedicated Web Servers

However, some hosting firms provide managed dedicated server hosting services where they complete dedicated server management assignments instead of the client. This can be a part of plan or an additional option.

Before You Choose...

Choosing the top hosting plan is essential as it can have an effect on the proper operation of a online portal. Prior to settling on an account, compare the pros and cons, appraise carefully all the prerequisites for the online portal to operate properly, particularly if it is script-driven. 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 reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.