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There are different types of shared hosting plans suitable for different websites in regard to the system resources or the shared hosting environment they require. To pick the most relevant shared hosting service for your web page, you have to reckon what server-side software applications it demands, how many visits per day you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other specific requirements that may have to be fulfilled.

Shared Hosting - Privileges

The most appropriate alternative for small sized sites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting account. With this type of hosting, each client pays only for their account, which decreases the overall cost per user significantly. There are various web hosting packages varying from one web host to another, delivering different amounts of server space and web traffic, different email quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can obtain an account that will offer the features your online portal really needs. You will not need to pay a lot for a plan you will not utilize, or wind up with a small sized account that cannot shelter the website. We, at 123MegaHost, offer a big variety of shared hosting solutions suitable for personal or small business websites that even include pre-installed script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you kick off with a low-cost account and you need more resources, upgrading to a more feature-rich plan requires only a mouse click.

Shared Website Hosting - Inconveniences

A shortcoming of the shared web hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to install additional software applications. Given websites, above all web storefronts, demand software applications to be present on the server for them to function, and with a shared website hosting platform, you can install only software programs that do not request root-level access.

Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers

For web sites that require root-level access, or if your web portal has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of viewers per day, what you demand is a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. A virtual web hosting server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated web hosting server and it operates in an exactly identical manner.


Both platforms typically come with complete server root access and can be rebooted through a software interface by the customer, independently from the hosting supplier. Like the shared web hosting accounts, the VPS hosting and the dedicated web hosting server accounts have different specifications depending on what the hosting company offers. A virtual web server hosting package offers guaranteed web storage space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can at times be enhanced for brief spells of time if there are unused resources on the physical server. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware configuration it is making use of, and it can be configured by altering or appending components. A virtual private web server is simpler to tackle as it comes with a virtualization console, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, explore stats, etc. The management of a dedicated web server is more complex, so such a solution would rather be resorted to by proficient customers.

Dedicated Web Servers

However, some hosting firms provide managed dedicated web hosting services where they run dedicated hosting server administration procedures instead of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an additional upgrade.

Prior To Deciding...

Opting for the top hosting plan is essential as it can influence the stable operation of a web page. Before selecting a package, weigh the pros and cons, appraise thoroughly all the preconditions for the web page to work properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still unsure which is the best shared 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.

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