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There are various varieties of shared hosting accounts suitable for different websites in regard to the resources or the shared hosting platform they demand. To choose the most optimal shared hosting service for your website, you must evaluate what server-side software it requires, how many hits per day you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other special requirements that may need to be answered.

Shared web hosting - Positive Points

The most suitable alternative for small scale web pages with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this type of webspace hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which minimizes the overall cost per client markedly. There are different web hosting plans differing from one web host to another, offering different quotas of hard disk storage and monthly bandwidth, different mail account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can order a package that will provide the specs your online portal really demands. You will not need to pay a lot for a package you will not make use of, or wind up with a small scale plan that cannot accommodate the website. We, at 123MegaHost, offer an extensive collection of shared hosting solutions appropriate for private or small business portals that even include pre-activated script-powered systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it simpler. If you start with a cheaper package and you demand more resources, moving to a more powerful plan involves only a click of the mouse.

Shared website hosting - Negative Signs

A negative aspect of the shared hosting platform is that the web hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot install additional software programs. Certain online portals, especially online shops, demand software applications to be present on the web hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting environment, you can install only software platforms that do not request full root access.

Virtual Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers

For websites that request root access, or if your portal has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of visits per day, what you need is a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. A VPS hosting server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated machine and it works in precisely the same manner.

Private Virtual Servers

Both services traditionally provide complete root access and can be rebooted through a software interface by the customer, autonomously from the hosting company. Much like the shared website hosting accounts, the VPS hosting and the dedicated server web hosting accounts have different specifications based on what the web hosting company offers. A VPS web server hosting account offers guaranteed web storage space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can occasionally be increased for brief stretches of time provided that there are free system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware architecture it is making use of, and it can be upgraded by altering or adding components. A private virtual web server is easier to manipulate as it comprises a virtualization platform, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, examine statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated web server is more complicated, so such a solution would rather be used by tech-savvy customers.

Dedicated Servers

Nonetheless, some hosting providers provide managed dedicated server web hosting solutions where they run server administration procedures instead of the customer. This can be a part of package or an extra service.

Prior To Opting...

Settling on the top hosting package is vital as it can have an influence on the stable work of a web site. Before selecting an account, compare the pros and cons, review completely all the prerequisites for the online portal to work properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which is the best shared hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.