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There are different kinds of web hosting services suitable for different web sites in regard to the resources or the web hosting environment they demand. To choose the most appropriate web hosting service for your online portal, you need to evaluate what server-side software programs it demands, how many daily visits you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other specific demands that may have to be satisfied.

Shared web hosting - Upsides

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The best option for small size websites with several hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this type of site hosting, each client pays only for their account, which decreases the total cost per individual radically. There are various web hosting solutions differing from one company to another, furnishing different amounts of server space and web traffic, different mail address account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can pay for an account that will have the specs your online portal in fact needs. You will not need to pay lots of money for a package you will not use, or wind up with a small plan that cannot shelter the online portal. We, at UK-HQ Internet Services, offer a wide choice of web hosting packages appropriate for personal or small business websites that even include pre-activated script-powered systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you start with a less powerful account and you demand more resources, moving to a more feature-rich account demands just a mouse click.

Shared website hosting - Shortcomings

A weak side of the shared website hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot activate additional software programs. Some web sites, chiefly online shops, require software applications to be available on the server for them to run, and with a shared website hosting plan, you can activate only software platforms that do not need full server root access.

Virtual Private Web Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

For online portals that require server root access, or if your web portal has many thousands or even millions of viewers per day, what you need is a VPS hosting or a dedicated hosting. A VPS server is a software imitation of a dedicated hosting server and it operates in a precisely identical manner.

VPS Servers

Both environments commonly give full root privileges and can be restarted through a software platform by the client, independently from the web hosting company. Just like the shared website hosting packages, the VPS hosting and the dedicated server web hosting plans contain different features based on what the hosting provider offers. A VPS plan includes guaranteed server space, RAM and CPU quotas that can sometimes be enlarged for short spans of time on condition that there are free system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web server, the only limiting factor is the hardware configuration it is availing of, and it can be configured by changing or appending components. A virtual private web server is simpler to manage as it comprises a virtualization panel, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install applications, check statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated hosting server is more complicated, so such a package would rather be resorted to by trained customers.

Dedicated Servers

However, some providers provide managed dedicated hosting services where they carry out web hosting server management tasks on behalf of the client. This can be included in the plan or an extra option.

Before You Select...

Selecting the top hosting plan is important as it can influence the stable operation of a website. Before settling on a package, compare the pros and cons, investigate completely all the requirements for the online portal to work properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still not sure which one is the best web hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.