There are different kinds of hosting plans appropriate for different web portals with regard to the resources or the hosting platform they demand. To pick the most relevant hosting service for your web portal, you need to evaluate what server-side software applications it demands, how many daily hits you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other specific requirements that may have to be satisfied.
Shared Web Hosting - Benefits
The most suitable alternative for small sized online portals with several hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting account. With this form of site hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which decreases the total cost per customer substantially. There are various web hosting packages differing from one company to another, furnishing different quotas of web space and bandwidth, different email account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can get an account that will offer the specs your online portal in fact demands. You will not need to pay a lot of cash for an account you will not avail of, or end up with a small account that cannot host the web portal. We, at RMvalues, offer an extensive assortment of hosting solutions suitable for personal or small business sites that even provide pre-activated script-based systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you start with a low priced plan and you require more system resources, moving to a more advanced account requires just a mouse click.
Shared website hosting - Negative Sides
A negative aspect of the shared website hosting solution is that the servers have some software installed on them and you cannot install additional software. Specific websites, above all online stores, demand applications to be activated on the web server for them to operate, and with a shared website hosting environment, you can install solely software that does not require complete root-level access.
Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For web pages that need full root access, or if your portal has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of viewers per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated package. A VPS server is a software simulation of a dedicated web server and it functions in exactly the same way.
Virtual Web Hosting Servers
Both platforms generally come with full server root privileges and can be rebooted via a software interface by the user, autonomously from the hosting supplier. Similar to the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated server hosting accounts come with different characteristics depending on what the hosting provider has to offer. A private virtual server hosting plan offers guaranteed server space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can at times be enhanced for brief intervals of time if there are spare system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web server, the only limitation is the hardware equipment it is availing of, and it can be configured by changing or adding components. A virtual web server is easier to tackle as it comprises a virtualization console, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install applications, explore stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated server is more complex, so such an account would rather be utilized by competent users.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
Nonetheless, certain web hosting corporations provide managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they perform server administration tasks on behalf of the client. This can be a part of package or an additional service.
Before You Choose...
Opting for the top hosting package is important as it can affect the stable functioning of a website. Prior to opting for an account, compare the pros and cons, check completely all the requirements for the website to work properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still not sure which is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.