Quality Shared Hosting
There are different types of shared hosting solutions appropriate for different web portals in relation to the resources or the shared hosting environment they need. To choose the most appropriate shared hosting service for your web portal, you must estimate what server-side software applications it requires, how many visits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may have to be answered.
Shared Web Hosting - Perks
5 websites hosted
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Unlimited websites hosted
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The most proper choice for small online portals with a few hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this form of web space hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which lowers the total price per individual substantially. There are various web hosting plans varying from one hosting vendor to another, supplying different amounts of server storage space and traffic, different email account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can order a plan that will provide the features your web page really requires. You will not need to pay a lot for a plan you will not avail of, or wind up with a small scale package that cannot shelter the web portal. We, at Smooth Web Hosting, offer a large choice of shared hosting packages appropriate for private or small business web sites that even come with pre-activated script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it easier. If you commence with a less powerful account and you require more resources, moving to a more advanced account demands just a mouse click.
Shared Website Hosting - Inconveniences
A drawback of the shared website hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot install additional software programs. Specific sites, particularly online stores, require applications to be installed on the web hosting server for them to function, and with a shared hosting platform, you can activate solely software applications that do not demand root-level access.
VPS Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For sites that request complete server root access, or if your site has many 1000's or even millions of daily visits, what you need is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A Virtual Private Server is a software imitation of a dedicated machine and it acts in strictly the same manner.
VPS Hosting Servers
Both environments commonly include root-level access and can be rebooted through a software interface by the user, independently from the hosting supplier. Akin to the shared web hosting plans, the virtual private servers and the dedicated web hosting server plans sport different characteristics depending on what the web hosting company offers. A VPS server hosting package has guaranteed hard disk storage, RAM and central processing unit usage quotas that can occasionally be expanded for short periods of time in case there are unused resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limitation is the hardware configuration it is utilizing, and it can be revved up by changing or adding components. A virtual server is simpler to run as it offers a virtualization panel, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, monitor statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more complicated, so such a solution would rather be utilized by proficient users.
Dedicated Web Servers
Still, given hosting companies provide managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they carry out server administration operations on behalf of the client. This can be a part of package or an extra upgrade.
Before You Select...
Picking the top hosting package is important as it can affect the proper performance of a site. Prior to opting for an account, compare the pros and cons, study carefully all the requirements for the web page to perform properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt which is the best shared hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.