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There are different varieties of shared web hosting packages suitable for different web portals in relation to the resources or the shared web hosting platform they require. To select the most optimal shared web hosting service for your website, you need to evaluate what server-side software applications it demands, how many visits per day you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other specific requirements that may have to be fulfilled.

Shared Hosting - Benefits

The best option for small sized web portals with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this form of web hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which diminishes the total price per user seriously. There are diverse web hosting solutions differing from one hosting provider to another, furnishing different quotas of data storage space and bandwidth, different mail address account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can buy an account that will provide the specs your website actually requires. You will not have to pay a lot of money for a package you will not avail of, or end up with a small package that cannot host the web page. We, at Downy, offer a big collection of shared web hosting accounts suitable for private or small business web sites that even come with pre-activated script-driven systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you commence with a less powerful account and you need more functionalities, upgrading to a more powerful package requires just a click of the mouse.

Shared website hosting - Negative Sides

A weak side of the shared website hosting solution is that the web servers have some software installed on them and you cannot activate new software programs. Specific websites, above all online storefronts, demand applications to be present on the web hosting server for them to work, and with a shared hosting platform, you can activate only software applications that do not request full server root access.

Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Servers

For web sites that require complete root access, or if your web page has many 1000's or even millions of daily viewers, what you require is a VPS web hosting or a dedicated server web hosting. A private virtual hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated web hosting server and it behaves in exactly the same way.

Virtual Web Servers

Both services typically offer full root privileges and can be rebooted via a software tool by the user, independently from the hosting supplier. Akin to the shared web hosting accounts, the VPS web hosting and the dedicated web server plans come with diverse characteristics based on what the hosting company has to offer. A private virtual web server hosting plan offers guaranteed storage space, RAM and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be enlarged for short spells of time in case there are free system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limit is the hardware configuration it is availing of, and it can be revamped by altering or appending components. A VPS hosting server is simpler to handle as it involves a virtualization tool, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, monitor statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated web server is more elaborate, so such a plan would rather be used by experienced users.

Dedicated Servers

Still, some hosting corporations provide managed dedicated hosting services where they complete web hosting server administration operations instead of the customer. This can be a part of package or an additional feature.

Prior To Selecting...

Selecting the top hosting plan is important as it can influence the proper functioning of a web page. Before choosing a plan, compare the pros and cons, explore carefully all the prerequisites for the website to operate properly, particularly if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which one is the best shared web hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.

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