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Which web space hosting solution will be most suitable for me?

There are different sorts of web hosting solutions suitable for different sites in terms of the resources or the web hosting environment they demand. To pick the most relevant hosting service for your website, you need to access what server-side software applications it requires, how many visits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may need to be satisfied.

Shared Webspace Hosting - Benefits

The most relevant alternative for small sites with a few hundred or site hosting, each user pays only for their account, which lowers the total cost per person significantly. There are diverse web hosting packages varying from one web hosting company to another, supplying different amounts of hard disk space and bandwidth, different mail quotas and so on. The plus is that you can purchase an account that will include the specifications your website indeed demands. You will not have to pay plenty of cash for a plan you will not make use of, or wind up with a small size plan that cannot host the web page. At enet, there is an immense choice of shared hosting plans appropriate for personal or small business websites that even offer pre-installed script-based systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things easier. If you begin with a low-cost account and you need more system resources, upgrading to a more powerful plan requires just a click.

Shared Webspace Hosting - Negative Points

A shortcoming of the shared web page hosting environment is that the web servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to install new software programs. Given web portals, mainly web storefronts, demand applications to be present on the server for them to operate, and with a shared web hosting package, you can install only software programs that do not request server root access.

VPS Hosting Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers

For online portals that demand full root access, or if your web portal has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of daily hits, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A Virtual Private Server is a software simulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it runs in a strictly identical manner.

Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers

Both platforms normally offer complete server root access and can be rebooted via a software interface by the user, independently from the web hosting provider. Analogous to the shared site hosting packages, the private virtual web server and the dedicated server web hosting accounts contain different functionalities based on what the hosting provider offers. A VPS web server hosting account offers guaranteed disk storage, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can at times be enlarged for brief intervals of time provided that there are available resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limitation is the hardware configuration it is availing of, and it can be revved up by altering or appending components. A private virtual web hosting server is easier to tackle as it involves a virtualization tool, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install applications, check stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated hosting server is more complicated, so such a package would rather be used by competent customers.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

Still, some hosting companies offer managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they carry out dedicated server management tasks instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an extra service.

Before You Choose...

Settling on the top hosting package is crucial as it can have an influence on the proper work of a web portal. Before opting for a package, compare the pros and cons, inspect completely all the preconditions for the website to function properly, particularly if it is script-driven, and, last but not least, if you have already selected a web hosting company, the best choice would be to ask their client support staff for an opinion as to which plan exactly would be best for the proper operation of your web portal.