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There are different varieties of web hosting plans suitable for different sites with regard to the resources or the web hosting environment they demand. To choose the most appropriate web hosting service for your web site, you have to judge what server-side software programs it demands, how many hits per day you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other specific requirements that may need to be met.

Shared Website Hosting - Pluses

The most suitable option for small size web pages with several hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this type of hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which minimizes the overall cost per client noticeably. There are different web hosting solutions varying from one company to another, delivering different amounts of hard disk storage and traffic, different e-mail box account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can order a plan that will include the specifications your web page indeed demands. You will not need to pay a lot for a plan you will not avail of, or wind up with a small sized account that cannot shelter the web portal. We, at Host705, offer a large collection of web hosting plans suitable for personal or small business pages that even offer pre-installed script-powered systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you commence with a basic plan and you require more features, upgrading to a more advanced package requires just a click of the mouse.

Shared web hosting - Negative Sides

A weak side of the shared web hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot install additional software applications. Certain online portals, particularly online stores, request software applications to be present on the server for them to run, and with a shared web hosting platform, you can install only software programs that do not request complete root access.

VPS Servers and Dedicated Servers

For online portals that need server root access, or if your online portal has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of visits per day, what you require is a VPS hosting or a dedicated hosting. A private virtual web hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated machine and it behaves in an absolutely identical manner.

Private Virtual Servers

Both environments usually give complete root access and can be rebooted through a software tool by the client, autonomously from the web hosting company. Akin to the shared web hosting plans, the VPS hosting and the dedicated web server hosting packages involve different specs based on what the web hosting provider offers. A private virtual server hosting package has guaranteed hard disk storage space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can at times be expanded for brief stretches of time if there are unused resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limiting factor is the hardware architecture it is making use of, and it can be upgraded by changing or adding components. A virtual private web hosting server is simpler to manipulate as it arrives with virtualization software, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, check stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more complicated, so such a package would rather be used by knowledgeable clients.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

Yet, certain companies offer managed dedicated web hosting solutions where they run hosting server management assignments instead of the client. This can be a part of plan or an extra option.

Prior To Choosing...

Picking the top hosting plan is vital as it can have an effect on the stable functioning of a web page. Before opting for a package, compare the pros and cons, survey carefully all the preconditions for the site to run properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt which is the best web hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.