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There are various varieties of web hosting solutions appropriate for different sites with regard to the system resources or the web hosting platform they need. To choose the best web hosting service for your online portal, you have to estimate what server-side software programs it needs, how many hits per day you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other special requirements that may need to be fulfilled.

Shared Hosting - Strong Sides

The most suitable alternative for small size sites with several hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this type of webspace hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which diminishes the overall cost per client critically. There are different web hosting packages differing from one web host to another, providing different quotas of disk space and monthly traffic, different e-mail account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can get an account that will include the specifications your web portal actually needs. You will not need to pay a lot of cash for a package you will not utilize, or end up with a small scale plan that cannot shelter the web portal. We, at STEERWEB, offer an enormous selection of web hosting accounts suitable for private or small business pages that even offer pre-installed script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you kick off with a low-cost plan and you require more features, upgrading to a more feature-rich plan involves just a mouse click.

Shared Hosting - Negative Aspects

A disadvantage of the shared website hosting solution is that the servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot activate additional software applications. Certain websites, particularly web shops, need software applications to be activated on the server for them to function, and with a shared website hosting environment, you can install only software platforms that do not request complete root access.

Virtual Private Web Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers

For web sites that need server root access, or if your web site has many 1000's or even millions of daily visitors, what you need is a VPS hosting or a dedicated hosting. A virtual server is a software imitation of a dedicated server and it works in an exactly identical way.

VPS Web Servers

Both solutions usually offer complete root access and can be restarted via a software platform by the customer, independently from the hosting company. Like the shared web hosting packages, the VPS hosting and the dedicated web server accounts comprise different functionalities depending on what the hosting provider has to offer. A virtual server hosting account contains guaranteed data space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can sometimes be expanded for short intervals of time in case there are free system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is making use of, and it can be upgraded by altering or appending components. A virtual private hosting server is easier to tackle as it comes with a virtualization panel, which can be utilized to restart it, to install applications, monitor statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more elaborate, so such a package would rather be resorted to by trained clients.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

Nevertheless, given web hosting providers provide managed dedicated web hosting solutions where they carry out dedicated web server administration assignments instead of the client. This can be a part of plan or an extra service.

Before You Choose...

Settling on the top hosting package is crucial as it can affect the proper functioning of a web site. Prior to selecting a plan, compare the pros and cons, explore thoroughly all the prerequisites for the website to perform properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still unsure which is the best web 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.