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Quality Shared Web Hosting

There are different types of shared web hosting packages suitable for different web portals in regard to the resources or the shared web hosting environment they demand. To choose the most proper shared web hosting service for your web portal, you must calculate what server-side software programs it needs, how many daily hits you anticipate at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other specific demands that may have to be satisfied.

Shared website hosting - Advantages

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$5.99 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$3.99 / month

The most suitable option for small web portals with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting plan. With this form of web space hosting, each client pays only for their account, which reduces the total cost per customer markedly. There are diverse web hosting solutions differing from one provider to another, furnishing different amounts of hard disk storage and web traffic, different e-mail box account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can purchase a package that will offer the features your site really requires. You will not have to pay a lot of money for a package you will not make use of, or wind up with a small size account that cannot accommodate the site. We, at Downy, offer a vast array of shared web hosting packages appropriate for private or small business web portals that even provide pre-installed script-based platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you start with a low-cost package and you require more system resources, upgrading to a more powerful account takes only a mouse click.

Shared website hosting - Drawbacks

A drawback of the shared web hosting environment is that the hosting servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to activate new software platforms. Certain online portals, especially web storefronts, request software applications to be available on the server for them to operate, and with a shared web hosting platform, you can activate only software applications that do not require full root access.

VPS Web Servers and Dedicated Web Servers

For sites that need full server root access, or if your web site has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of visits per day, what you demand is a VPS web hosting or a dedicated server web hosting. A virtual private web server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated web hosting server and it acts in precisely the same way.

Virtual Web Servers

Both platforms typically provide root-level access and can be restarted through a software platform by the customer, independently from the hosting supplier. Just like the shared web hosting plans, the VPS web hosting and the dedicated hosting server plans come with diverse characteristics depending on what the web hosting provider has to offer. A private virtual server hosting package offers guaranteed data storage space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can sometimes be expanded for short spells of time if there are available system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware configuration it is utilizing, and it can be upgraded by changing or adding components. A virtual private web hosting server is simpler to tackle as it comprises a virtualization platform, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, explore stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated web server is more elaborate, so such a plan would rather be used by experienced users.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

Yet, certain companies offer managed dedicated hosting solutions where they execute dedicated web server management tasks instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional service.

Before You Decide...

Settling on the top hosting plan is vital as it can influence the proper functioning of a web portal. Before opting for an account, weigh the pros and cons, explore thoroughly all the preconditions for the online portal to operate properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still in doubt which is the best shared web hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.