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There are different kinds of hosting plans appropriate for different web sites in terms of the system resources or the hosting environment they need. To choose the most relevant hosting service for your web page, you need to judge what server-side software applications it needs, how many daily hits you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other specific requirements that may have to be met.

Shared web hosting - Strong Sides

The most relevant choice for small scale sites with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this form of web space hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which lowers the total cost per customer radically. There are diverse web hosting plans differing from one hosting corporation to another, furnishing different quotas of disk storage and traffic, different e-mail quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can pay for a package that will provide the features your web site in fact requires. You will not have to pay lots of money for a plan you will not use, or wind up with a small account that cannot shelter the web site. We, at artichosts, offer a great collection of hosting accounts appropriate for private or small business web sites that even come with pre-activated script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you start with a low-cost account and you require more system resources, moving to a better package requires just a click of the mouse.

Shared web hosting - Disadvantages

A negative side of the shared web hosting solution is that the servers have some software programs installed on them and you cannot activate new software. Certain web pages, above all web shops, need software applications to be present on the web server for them to run, and with a shared web hosting solution, you can activate solely software applications that do not request complete root access.

Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers

For portals that request full server root access, or if your web portal has many thousands or even millions of daily visitors, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual web hosting server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated server and it acts in an exactly identical manner.

Private Virtual Servers

Both services generally provide root-level access and can be rebooted via a software platform by the client, autonomously from the web hosting provider. Like the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated hosting server accounts sport diverse characteristics depending on what the web hosting vendor offers. A VPS hosting server plan offers guaranteed disk storage space, RAM and CPU quotas that can sometimes be extended for short spells of time provided that there are available resources on the physical server. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware it is making use of, and it can be upgraded by altering or adding components. A virtual server is easier to manage as it offers a virtualization panel, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, explore stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated web server is more complicated, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by tech-savvy clients.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

Nonetheless, certain web hosting firms offer managed dedicated hosting services where they perform dedicated hosting server administration assignments on behalf of the client. This can be a part of package or an extra option.

Prior To Reaching a Decision...

Choosing the top hosting package is essential as it can have an influence on the stable operation of a site. Prior to settling on an account, compare the pros and cons, check completely all the preconditions for the website to run properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still not sure which is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.

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