There are different types of hosting packages appropriate for different web sites in relation to the system resources or the hosting platform they demand. To choose the most suitable hosting service for your website, you need to access what server-side software applications it demands, how many visits per day you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may have to be met.
Shared Website Hosting - Positive Points
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The most optimal choice for small web pages with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting account. With this form of site hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which lowers the total price per individual substantially. There are diverse web hosting solutions varying from one web hosting supplier to another, offering different amounts of disk space and traffic, different email mailbox account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can obtain a package that will have the resources your web page indeed requires. You will not have to pay plenty of money for an account you will not use, or end up with a small scale plan that cannot accommodate the web page. We, at GTO Hosting, offer an enormous assortment of hosting accounts suitable for personal or small business web sites that even offer pre-activated script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you begin with a low-price plan and you require more system resources, moving to a better package takes only a click.
Shared web hosting - Drawbacks
A negative side of the shared web hosting platform is that the web servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to install additional software. Certain web pages, mainly online storefronts, demand software applications to be available on the server for them to function, and with a shared website hosting solution, you can install solely software that does not demand root-level access.
VPS Hosting Servers and Dedicated Servers
For web sites that demand root-level access, or if your portal has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of daily hits, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual web hosting server is a software emulation of a dedicated web server and it operates in an exactly identical manner.
VPS Hosting Servers
Both solutions usually include root access and can be rebooted via a software interface by the user, independently from the web hosting supplier. Analogous to the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting server packages sport diverse features based on what the web hosting supplier offers. A virtual private web hosting server plan includes guaranteed data storage, RAM and CPU quotas that can occasionally be enhanced for brief stretches of time provided that there are available system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is utilizing, and it can be configured by altering or adding components. A virtual hosting server is easier to tackle as it offers a virtualization console, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, explore statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated web server is more intricate, so such a solution would rather be utilized by proficient customers.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
Nevertheless, certain hosting companies provide managed dedicated hosting solutions where they carry out web hosting server management tasks instead of the customer. This can be included in the package or an additional service.
Before You Reach a Decision...
Opting for the top hosting package is important as it can affect the proper functioning of a web site. Before selecting an account, compare the pros and cons, investigate completely all the preconditions for the web page to work properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still unsure which one is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.