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There are various kinds of shared hosting plans appropriate for different web portals when it comes to the system resources or the shared hosting environment they require. To pick the most adequate shared hosting service for your website, you must estimate what server-side software applications it requires, how many hits per day you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific needs that may need to be answered.

Shared Website Hosting - Positive Points

The best option for small web pages with several hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting plan. With this form of site hosting, each client pays only for their account, which reduces the total price per user drastically. There are various web hosting accounts differing from one web hosting provider to another, offering different amounts of server storage space and monthly traffic, different email box account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can pay for an account that will offer the resources your web page indeed demands. You will not have to pay a lot of money for a plan you will not avail of, or wind up with a small plan that cannot accommodate the site. We, at WardHost.com, offer a vast choice of shared hosting solutions suitable for private or small business web sites that even offer pre-activated script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things easier. If you kick off with a low priced account and you require more functionalities, moving to a more powerful package demands just a click of the mouse.

Shared web hosting - Drawbacks

A drawback of the shared website hosting environment is that the web hosting servers have some software installed on them and you cannot install additional software programs. Some online portals, above all online stores, request software applications to be present on the web hosting server for them to run, and with a shared web hosting solution, you can activate only software applications that do not request complete root access.

Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

For online portals that demand full server root access, or if your portal has many thousands or even millions of daily visitors, what you require is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A virtual private web server is a software imitation of a dedicated machine and it works in a strictly identical way.

Private Virtual Web Servers

Both environments normally come with root access and can be rebooted through a software tool by the customer, autonomously from the hosting provider. Like the shared website hosting accounts, the virtual private servers and the dedicated hosting packages involve diverse specifications depending on what the web hosting provider has to offer. A private virtual server web hosting package offers guaranteed web storage space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can at times be enlarged for short spells of time provided that there are free system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware equipment it is utilizing, and it can be configured by changing or appending components. A virtual web server is easier to run as it involves a virtualization tool, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, monitor statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated hosting server is more complicated, so such a package would rather be used by tech-savvy customers.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

However, given providers offer managed dedicated web hosting services where they run hosting server administration assignments instead of the client. This can be a part of package or an additional service.

Before You Decide...

Selecting the top hosting plan is vital as it can influence the proper work of a web site. Prior to choosing a package, weigh the pros and cons, study thoroughly all the preconditions for the web portal to run properly, particularly if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which is the best shared hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.

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