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There are various types of website hosting solutions appropriate for different web pages when it comes to the system resources or the website hosting platform they demand. To pick the most suitable website hosting service for your online portal, you have to reckon what server-side software applications it requires, how many daily hits you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other specific requirements that may need to be satisfied.

Shared web hosting - Positive Sides

The most proper alternative for small sized web portals with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this form of site hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which decreases the overall cost per customer radically. There are various web hosting plans varying from one hosting vendor to another, delivering different amounts of server storage space and monthly bandwidth, different email mailbox account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can pay for a package that will include the specs your web portal indeed needs. You will not need to pay lots of money for an account you will not avail of, or end up with a small sized plan that cannot shelter the site. We, at SCI Webhosting, offer an extensive assortment of website hosting accounts appropriate for private or small business portals that even include pre-activated script-based platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you start with a low grade package and you demand more resources, moving to a better package involves only a click of the mouse.

Shared Hosting - Negative Points

A disadvantage of the shared website hosting environment is that the web servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot activate new software platforms. Specific web pages, above all online stores, demand applications to be present on the hosting server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting platform, you can activate solely software that does not request server root access.

Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Web Servers

For online portals that request root-level access, or if your site has many thousands or even millions of hits per day, what you demand is a VPS web hosting or a dedicated web hosting. A VPS web hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated hosting server and it performs in precisely the same manner.

VPS Servers

Both platforms generally offer root privileges and can be restarted via a software tool by the customer, independently from the web hosting provider. Akin to the shared web hosting plans, the VPS web hosting and the dedicated web server plans sport diverse functionalities depending on what the web hosting supplier has to offer. A virtual server web hosting package has guaranteed hard disk storage, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be boosted for short periods of time on condition that there are unused resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware it is using, and it can be upgraded by altering or adding components. A private virtual server is easier to run as it ships with a virtualization console, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, monitor stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more intricate, so such a plan would rather be used by experienced clients.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

However, given hosting vendors provide managed dedicated server web hosting solutions where they carry out server administration assignments instead of the customer. This can be a part of plan or an additional upgrade.

Prior To Deciding...

Picking the top hosting package is crucial as it can have an effect on the proper operation of a web portal. Prior to choosing a package, compare the pros and cons, appraise carefully all the prerequisites for the website to work properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best website hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.