There are various types of hosting solutions suitable for different sites in relation to the resources or the hosting platform they need. To choose the most adequate hosting service for your website, you must estimate what server-side software programs it demands, how many visits per day you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may need to be met.
Shared web hosting - Dividends
5 websites hosted
Unlimited websites hosted
The most adequate alternative for small sized sites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this type of web hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which diminishes the total cost per person seriously. There are different web hosting solutions varying from one web host to another, delivering different quotas of web storage space and traffic, different email account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can get a plan that will provide the specs your web site actually needs. You will not need to pay a lot for a plan you will not use, or wind up with a small size plan that cannot host the website. We, at Big Dog Hosting, offer a huge assortment of hosting plans appropriate for personal or small business web portals that even offer pre-activated script-driven systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things easier. If you kick off with a cheaper package and you require more functionalities, moving to a more powerful package involves only a mouse click.
Shared Website Hosting - Negative Sides
A downside of the shared website hosting solution is that the web servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to install new software. Some web portals, especially web shops, require software applications to be available on the server for them to function, and with a shared web hosting plan, you can activate solely software platforms that do not request complete server root access.
Private Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For portals that demand complete root-level access, or if your web portal has many thousands or even millions of daily visits, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual web server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated web hosting server and it performs in precisely the same manner.
Virtual Web Servers
Both environments usually include full root-level access and can be restarted via a software program by the customer, independently from the web hosting supplier. Like the shared website hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated web server hosting accounts come with different characteristics depending on what the web hosting supplier has to offer. A virtual server package contains guaranteed hard disk space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can occasionally be boosted for short stretches of time on condition that there are spare resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web server, the only limit is the hardware it is using, and it can be upgraded by altering or adding components. A private virtual web hosting server is simpler to manipulate as it offers a virtualization tool, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install applications, explore stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web server is more complex, so such a solution would rather be resorted to by experienced customers.
Yet, certain web hosting vendors provide managed dedicated hosting solutions where they execute web hosting server management procedures on behalf of the customer. This can be a part of package or an additional feature.
Before You Elect...
Selecting the top hosting package is important as it can influence the proper functioning of a site. Before settling on a plan, weigh the pros and cons, examine carefully all the preconditions for the online portal to operate properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.