Which web hosting account will suit me best?
There are different varieties of web hosting accounts suitable for different sites with regard to the resources or the web hosting environment they demand. To select the most suitable hosting service for your website, you need to access what server-side software it demands, how many daily visits you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other specific requirements that may have to be satisfied.
Shared Web Page Hosting - Positive Aspects
The most proper alternative for small size web pages with a few hundred or web space hosting, each client pays only for their account, which decreases the overall cost per customer drastically. There are different web hosting accounts differing from one hosting firm to another, offering different quotas of web storage and monthly traffic, different email box account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can buy a plan that will provide the resources your web portal in fact needs. You will not need to pay plenty of money for a package you will not avail of, or end up with a small scale plan that cannot accommodate the web portal. At GITS Web Hosting, there is an extensive collection of shared hosting plans suitable for personal or small business portals that even come with pre-installed script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it simpler. If you begin with a low grade plan and you need more functionalities, moving to a better package demands only a click.
Shared Website Hosting - Shortcomings
A drawback of the shared web hosting platform is that the web servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to install additional software. Specific online portals, especially web storefronts, demand applications to be present on the hosting server for them to work, and with a shared website hosting solution, you can install solely software platforms that do not require root-level access.
Private Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Servers
For sites that require full server root access, or if your web portal has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of viewers per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual private web server is a software simulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it performs in absolutely the same manner.
VPS Hosting Servers
Both platforms typically include root privileges and can be rebooted via a software tool by the user, independently from the web hosting provider. Much like the shared webspace hosting packages, the Virtual Private Server and the dedicated server hosting packages have different features based on what the hosting vendor has to offer. A Virtual Private Server web hosting account has guaranteed disk storage, RAM and CPU quotas that can occasionally be enhanced for brief intervals of time on condition that there are unused system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limit is the hardware configuration it is making use of, and it can be revved up by altering or adding components. A VPS server is simpler to handle as it offers a virtualization panel, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, monitor statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more elaborate, so such a plan would rather be utilized by tech-savvy clients.
Dedicated Web Servers
Still, certain hosts provide managed dedicated web hosting services where they run web server administration procedures instead of the client. This can be a part of package or an extra service.
Before You Decide...
Picking the top hosting package is crucial as it can have an influence on the stable performance of a web portal. Before choosing a plan, compare the pros and cons, study completely all the prerequisites for the website to work properly, particularly if it is script-based, and, last but not least, if you have already selected a web hosting provider, the best choice would be to ask their client support staff for an opinion as to which particular package would be best for the proper work of your website.