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Quality Shared Hosting

There are various types of shared hosting solutions suitable for different web portals in relation to the resources or the shared hosting environment they need. To select the most relevant shared hosting service for your online portal, you must access what server-side software applications it needs, how many hits per day you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other specific needs that may need to be answered.

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The most optimal choice for small scale sites with several hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this form of website hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which reduces the overall cost per customer significantly. There are various web hosting packages varying from one web hosting provider to another, providing different amounts of storage space and monthly bandwidth, different email account quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can order a package that will include the specifications your site actually needs. You will not have to pay lots of cash for a package you will not utilize, or wind up with a small package that cannot accommodate the web site. We, at 123MegaHost, offer an extensive assortment of shared hosting accounts appropriate for private or small business websites that even offer pre-activated script-powered platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you kick off with a less powerful plan and you need more resources, moving to a more powerful package requires only a mouse click.

Shared web hosting - Downsides

A disadvantage of the shared website hosting platform is that the servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to install additional software. Some websites, above all online stores, request software applications to be available on the hosting server for them to run, and with a shared web hosting solution, you can activate only software programs that do not require root-level access.

Private Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

For online portals that require server root access, or if your web site has many thousands or even millions of daily viewers, what you need is a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. A VPS web server is a software imitation of a dedicated solution and it acts in precisely the same way.

Private Virtual Servers

Both solutions typically offer root privileges and can be restarted via a software program by the customer, autonomously from the hosting supplier. Analogous to the shared web hosting plans, the VPS hosting and the dedicated web server packages involve diverse specifications based on what the hosting provider offers. A private virtual server account includes guaranteed server storage, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be expanded for brief stretches of time if there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware it is using, and it can be configured by changing or adding components. A virtual server is simpler to administer as it ships with a virtualization platform, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, explore stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated server is more complex, so such a package would rather be resorted to by knowledgeable users.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

Nonetheless, given hosting corporations provide managed dedicated web server hosting services where they execute dedicated server administration tasks instead of the client. This can be a part of plan or an additional service.

Before You Select...

Choosing the top hosting package is crucial as it can affect the stable work of a web site. Before selecting a plan, weigh the pros and cons, examine completely all the preconditions for the website to perform properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still unsure which one is the best shared hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.