There are different kinds of hosting accounts suitable for different sites when it comes to the resources or the hosting environment they demand. To select the most relevant hosting service for your site, you must access what server-side software applications it requires, how many daily visits you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other special demands that may have to be covered.
Shared web hosting - Positive Aspects
The best alternative for small scale websites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this type of website hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which diminishes the overall cost per user substantially. There are different web hosting solutions varying from one hosting firm to another, providing different amounts of disk storage and bandwidth, different e-mail quotas and so on. The good point is that you can order a plan that will provide the features your online portal really demands. You will not need to pay lots of money for an account you will not avail of, or end up with a small size plan that cannot host the web page. We, at DWS Web Hosting, offer a large array of hosting accounts suitable for private or small business pages that even come with pre-activated script-driven systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it simpler. If you start with a low priced plan and you need more system resources, upgrading to a more powerful account involves only a click.
Shared Web Hosting - Negative Points
A drawback of the shared web hosting platform is that the servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to activate additional software. Certain websites, chiefly web stores, need applications to be installed on the web hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared hosting solution, you can activate only software that does not require server root access.
Virtual Private Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
VPS Web Servers
Both solutions traditionally include full root access and can be restarted via a software interface by the user, autonomously from the hosting company. Just like the shared web hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated server web hosting packages sport different characteristics depending on what the hosting company has to offer. A virtual web hosting server package contains guaranteed disk space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can at times be increased for brief intervals of time in case there are unused resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware architecture it is using, and it can be revved up by altering or appending components. A VPS web server is simpler to administer as it comes with virtualization software, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, check statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated web server is more complicated, so such a package would rather be used by practiced users.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Nevertheless, some web hosts offer managed dedicated web hosting solutions where they implement hosting server management assignments on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an extra service.
Before You Elect...
Settling on the top hosting package is essential as it can affect the stable functioning of a website. Prior to picking a package, weigh the pros and cons, appraise completely all the requirements for the website to perform properly, especially if it is script-powered.
And if you are still not sure which one is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.