There are different kinds of hosting plans appropriate for different web portals in relation to the resources or the hosting platform they need. To pick the most appropriate hosting service for your website, you have to access what server-side software programs it requires, how many daily hits you anticipate at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other specific requirements that may need to be answered.
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The most optimal option for small sized web sites with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this type of webspace hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which reduces the total price per user significantly. There are diverse web hosting packages differing from one company to another, delivering different amounts of storage space and monthly bandwidth, different e-mail account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can order an account that will include the specs your website indeed needs. You will not have to pay plenty of money for a plan you will not make use of, or end up with a small package that cannot accommodate the web portal. We, at Hosting Mexico, offer a big array of hosting accounts appropriate for private or small business pages that even come with pre-activated script-powered systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you commence with a basic account and you require more system resources, moving to a more advanced package involves just a mouse click.
Shared web hosting - Negative Points
A shortcoming of the shared web hosting environment is that the hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to activate new software programs. Certain web pages, particularly online shops, need applications to be present on the hosting server for them to work, and with a shared website hosting account, you can install only software that does not request complete root access.
Virtual Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For web sites that request full root access, or if your website has many 1000's or even millions of daily viewers, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated package. A VPS server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated web hosting server and it acts in strictly the same manner.
Both services normally include complete server root access and can be rebooted via a software tool by the customer, autonomously from the web hosting provider. Much like the shared website hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated web hosting plans comprise diverse specifications based on what the web hosting vendor has to offer. A VPS hosting server package includes guaranteed hard disk storage, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can at times be boosted for brief spans of time on condition that there are unused resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is using, and it can be configured by changing or appending components. A private virtual web server is simpler to cope with as it arrives with a virtualization platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, check stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated server is more complex, so such an account would rather be resorted to by proficient clients.
Nonetheless, some web hosting companies offer managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they perform hosting server management tasks on behalf of the client. This can be a part of package or an additional service.
Before You Choose...
Settling on the top hosting plan is essential as it can have an effect on the proper performance of a web portal. Prior to selecting a plan, weigh the pros and cons, review completely all the requirements for the site to function properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still unsure which one is the best 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.