There are various sorts of hosting accounts appropriate for different web pages in regard to the resources or the hosting environment they demand. To choose the most appropriate hosting service for your website, you must access what server-side software applications it needs, how many hits per day you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other specific needs that may have to be fulfilled.
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The most suitable option for small scale web pages with several hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting package. With this type of web hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which reduces the overall price per user substantially. There are diverse web hosting packages varying from one hosting vendor to another, offering different amounts of disk storage space and web traffic, different e-mail quotas and so on. The good point is that you can obtain a package that will have the resources your web site in fact requires. You will not need to pay plenty of money for a package you will not make use of, or wind up with a small plan that cannot host the site. We, at NNUK.net, offer a wide array of hosting plans appropriate for personal or small business sites that even include pre-activated script-driven systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you commence with a low-price package and you need more resources, moving to a more feature-rich plan involves only a click.
Shared web hosting - Inconveniences
A weak side of the shared website hosting environment is that the web servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to install new software programs. Certain websites, particularly web shops, need software applications to be activated on the hosting server for them to work, and with a shared website hosting plan, you can install solely software applications that do not require full root-level access.
Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For online portals that need complete root access, or if your online portal has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of hits per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual web hosting server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated solution and it works in strictly the same manner.
Private Virtual Hosting Servers
Both platforms traditionally provide root privileges and can be rebooted via a software interface by the user, autonomously from the web hosting provider. Akin to the shared web hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated server hosting packages have different characteristics based on what the web hosting provider offers. A virtual server web hosting plan offers guaranteed server storage, random access memory and CPU quotas that can sometimes be enlarged for short spans of time provided that there are free system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limiting factor is the hardware it is using, and it can be revved up by altering or adding components. A virtual private hosting server is simpler to handle as it ships with a virtualization software platform, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, examine stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more elaborate, so such a package would rather be resorted to by skilled users.
Dedicated Web Servers
Nevertheless, some web hosting vendors provide managed dedicated server hosting services where they run web server management tasks on behalf of the client. This can be a part of plan or an additional upgrade.
Before You Select...
Choosing the top hosting plan is important as it can influence the proper work of a site. Prior to selecting a plan, weigh the pros and cons, check completely all the prerequisites for the online portal to function properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.