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There are different kinds of shared hosting services appropriate for different web sites in terms of the system resources or the shared hosting environment they demand. To select the most suitable shared hosting service for your website, you must access what server-side software programs it demands, how many hits per day you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other special demands that may need to be met.

Shared website hosting - Benefits

The most proper alternative for small web portals with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting package. With this form of site hosting, each user pays only for their account, which decreases the overall price per person radically. There are diverse web hosting packages differing from one company to another, providing different quotas of hard disk storage space and bandwidth, different email address account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can obtain an account that will include the specifications your website indeed requires. You will not have to pay lots of money for a package you will not avail of, or wind up with a small sized plan that cannot host the site. We, at Step2Rays Hosting, offer a vast selection of shared hosting solutions appropriate for personal or small business portals that even provide pre-installed script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you commence with a low-price plan and you require more system resources, upgrading to a more advanced account requires just a click.

Shared Hosting - Negative Aspects

A weak side of the shared web hosting environment is that the hosting servers have some software programs installed on them and you are unable to install additional software applications. Some sites, mainly online stores, demand software applications to be activated on the hosting server for them to operate, and with a shared website hosting environment, you can install only software that does not request server root access.

Virtual Private Web Servers and Dedicated Web Servers

For web portals that require full server root access, or if your web page has many thousands or even millions of visitors per day, what you require is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A VPS web server is a software imitation of a dedicated hosting server and it behaves in exactly the same manner.

Virtual Servers

Both environments traditionally give server root access and can be restarted via a software interface by the customer, independently from the web hosting supplier. Akin to the shared website hosting accounts, the virtual private servers and the dedicated server web hosting plans have different characteristics depending on what the hosting company offers. A Virtual Private Server hosting package contains guaranteed data storage space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can at times be increased for brief periods of time if there are spare system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limit is the hardware it is making use of, and it can be revamped by altering or appending components. A virtual private web server is easier to tackle as it involves a virtualization tool, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, explore stats, etc. The management of a dedicated web server is more complex, so such a solution would rather be utilized by qualified clients.

Dedicated Servers

Still, certain web hosting providers offer managed dedicated web hosting solutions where they perform dedicated web hosting server administration procedures on behalf of the client. This can be included in the package or an extra feature.

Prior To Opting...

Selecting the top hosting package is crucial as it can affect the stable performance of a web page. Prior to picking a package, compare the pros and cons, check completely all the requirements for the web portal to function properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which is the best shared hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.