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There are different varieties of shared hosting accounts suitable for different web pages when it comes to the system resources or the shared hosting environment they demand. To choose the best shared hosting service for your web portal, you have to access what server-side software it needs, how many hits per day you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special requirements that may have to be covered.

Shared website hosting - Virtues

The most suitable alternative for small scale web pages with a few hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting account. With this type of webspace hosting, each client pays only for their account, which diminishes the overall price per user drastically. There are various web hosting plans differing from one hosting vendor to another, providing different amounts of storage space and monthly bandwidth, different electronic mail account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can get a package that will offer the resources your website really demands. You will not have to pay plenty of money for an account you will not utilize, or wind up with a small size account that cannot accommodate the online portal. We, at Smooth Web Hosting, offer an enormous array of shared hosting packages appropriate for personal or small business web portals that even include pre-installed script-powered systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it simpler. If you commence with a low grade package and you demand more functionalities, moving to a high-end package requires just a mouse click.

Shared website hosting - Disadvantages

A shortcoming of the shared web hosting solution is that the servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to activate new software platforms. Given web pages, chiefly online stores, require applications to be installed on the server for them to operate, and with a shared web hosting plan, you can activate only software programs that do not demand full root access.

VPS Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

For portals that request full root-level access, or if your online portal has many thousands or even millions of viewers per day, what you need is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A private virtual web hosting server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated web hosting server and it operates in a precisely identical way.

Private Virtual Web Servers

Both services usually come with root privileges and can be rebooted through a software tool by the user, autonomously from the web hosting supplier. Analogous to the shared web hosting packages, the virtual private servers and the dedicated web hosting plans comprise diverse characteristics depending on what the hosting vendor has to offer. A private virtual server hosting plan offers guaranteed web storage, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can at times be boosted for short stretches of time provided that there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware equipment it is utilizing, and it can be revved up by changing or appending components. A VPS hosting server is easier to manipulate as it offers a virtualization platform, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, explore stats, etc. The management of a dedicated hosting server is more elaborate, so such a plan would rather be utilized by qualified customers.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

However, certain web hosts provide managed dedicated hosting services where they run dedicated server management tasks instead of the customer. This can be included in the package or an additional feature.

Prior To Deciding...

Selecting the top hosting package is important as it can influence the proper performance of a web page. Before picking a plan, weigh the pros and cons, review carefully all the prerequisites for the web site to function properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which is the best shared hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.