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Top Shared Web Hosting
There are different varieties of shared web hosting plans suitable for different sites in terms of the system resources or the shared web hosting environment they demand. To select the most adequate shared web hosting service for your web site, you have to calculate what server-side software programs it needs, how many hits per day you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other specific needs that may need to be answered.
Shared website hosting - Good Points
The most optimal choice for small size websites with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this type of web site hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which diminishes the total price per user seriously. There are diverse web hosting accounts differing from one hosting vendor to another, furnishing different amounts of storage space and traffic, different mail account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can get a plan that will have the specifications your web site in fact requires. You will not need to pay a lot for a plan you will not use, or wind up with a small size package that cannot shelter the web portal. We, at Downy, offer a great selection of shared web hosting plans suitable for personal or small business web sites that even offer pre-installed script-based systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you commence with a less powerful account and you need more features, moving to a more powerful account takes just a click of the mouse.
Shared Website Hosting - Disadvantages
A shortcoming of the shared web hosting solution is that the servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot install new software programs. Specific sites, particularly web shops, need software applications to be installed on the server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting plan, you can activate solely software that does not request root-level access.
Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For online portals that demand root-level access, or if your web page has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of visitors per day, what you demand is a VPS web hosting or a dedicated server web hosting. A VPS web hosting server is a software simulation of a dedicated machine and it behaves in an exactly identical way.
Both solutions typically give full root access and can be rebooted through a software platform by the client, independently from the web hosting company. Analogous to the shared web hosting packages, the VPS web hosting and the dedicated hosting server plans involve different specifications depending on what the web hosting provider offers. A private virtual server account offers guaranteed hard disk space, RAM and central processing unit usage quotas that can occasionally be expanded for brief stretches of time on condition that there are unused system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limiting factor is the hardware it is utilizing, and it can be revved up by changing or appending components. A virtual hosting server is simpler to tackle as it comes with a virtualization software platform, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, explore stats, etc. The management of a dedicated server is more complicated, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by knowledgeable customers.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Nonetheless, some hosting suppliers offer managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they execute web server management operations instead of the customer. This can be a part of plan or an additional option.
Before You Reach a Decision...
Choosing the top hosting plan is vital as it can have an influence on the stable functioning of a online portal. Prior to picking a package, weigh the pros and cons, explore thoroughly all the prerequisites for the web portal to operate properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt which is the best shared web hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.