Quality Shared Hosting
There are different kinds of shared hosting services suitable for different web sites in regard to the resources or the shared hosting environment they need. To select the most appropriate shared hosting service for your site, you need to judge what server-side software it demands, how many daily hits you anticipate at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other specific needs that may have to be covered.
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The most appropriate alternative for small size web pages with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this form of website hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which diminishes the total price per individual noticeably. There are various web hosting plans varying from one web hosting supplier to another, delivering different quotas of server storage space and web traffic, different mail quotas and so on. The plus is that you can buy a package that will provide the specifications your web site indeed requires. You will not have to pay lots of money for a package you will not make use of, or wind up with a small scale plan that cannot shelter the web page. We, at Step2Rays Hosting, offer an enormous array of shared hosting packages suitable for private or small business websites that even provide pre-installed script-based systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it simpler. If you start with a cheaper plan and you demand more resources, moving to a more feature-rich plan involves just a mouse click.
Shared website hosting - Minuses
A negative aspect of the shared web hosting environment is that the hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot activate new software. Specific websites, particularly online stores, request applications to be available on the web server for them to operate, and with a shared web hosting platform, you can install only software platforms that do not need root-level access.
Virtual Private Web Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
For portals that need full server root access, or if your website has many 1000's or even millions of daily viewers, what you need is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A VPS web hosting server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated web hosting server and it functions in a precisely identical manner.
Both platforms commonly include root-level access and can be restarted through a software interface by the user, independently from the hosting supplier. Analogous to the shared website hosting accounts, the virtual private servers and the dedicated hosting server plans contain different specs based on what the hosting company has to offer. A virtual server package offers guaranteed data storage space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can occasionally be increased for short spans of time if there are spare system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is utilizing, and it can be upgraded by altering or adding components. A VPS web hosting server is simpler to administer as it includes a virtualization tool, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, monitor stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more elaborate, so such a solution would rather be utilized by practiced customers.
However, given hosting companies provide managed dedicated web server hosting services where they execute web hosting server administration operations instead of the customer. This can be included in the package or an extra feature.
Prior To Deciding...
Picking the top hosting plan is important as it can influence the stable performance of a online portal. Prior to selecting an account, weigh the pros and cons, review completely all the requirements for the web site to perform properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best shared hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.