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There are various types of shared hosting plans appropriate for different web sites when it comes to the system resources or the shared hosting platform they require. To pick the most relevant shared hosting service for your online portal, you have to calculate what server-side software it needs, how many daily visits you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific needs that may have to be answered.

Shared website hosting - Advantages

The most adequate choice for small sized sites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting plan. With this type of webspace hosting, each client pays only for their account, which decreases the total price per person substantially. There are various web hosting solutions varying from one hosting provider to another, providing different amounts of server storage space and traffic, different email box account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can obtain an account that will have the specs your web page indeed needs. You will not have to pay a lot of cash for an account you will not use, or wind up with a small sized plan that cannot accommodate the web page. We, at Hamilton Hosting, offer a vast array of shared hosting packages appropriate for personal or small business websites that even come with pre-activated script-based platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you start with a less powerful package and you require more system resources, moving to a better package involves just a click of the mouse.

Shared Website Hosting - Shortcomings

A negative aspect of the shared web hosting solution is that the web servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to install additional software. Some websites, mainly online stores, demand applications to be installed on the web hosting server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting account, you can install solely software programs that do not request root-level access.

Private Virtual Servers and Dedicated Servers

For portals that demand server root access, or if your online portal has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of daily viewers, what you need is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A private virtual server is a software emulation of a dedicated server and it acts in strictly the same way.

Private Virtual Web Servers

Both environments usually include full root-level access and can be restarted through a software platform by the user, independently from the web hosting company. Similar to the shared website hosting accounts, the virtual private servers and the dedicated web server accounts have diverse features based on what the web hosting supplier offers. A virtual web server hosting package has guaranteed web storage space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can occasionally be extended for short intervals of time on condition that there are available system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web server, the only limiting factor is the hardware architecture it is making use of, and it can be upgraded by altering or appending components. A virtual hosting server is simpler to run as it arrives with virtualization software, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install applications, monitor statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated server is more elaborate, so such an account would rather be utilized by skilled users.

Dedicated Web Servers

However, some hosting providers provide managed dedicated hosting solutions where they perform dedicated hosting server management operations on behalf of the client. This can be a part of package or an extra option.

Prior To Choosing...

Selecting the top hosting plan is essential as it can have an influence on the stable functioning of a site. Prior to settling on a plan, compare the pros and cons, survey thoroughly all the requirements for the web page to perform properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still unsure which is the best shared hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.