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Which website hosting package will be best for me?

There are various types of web hosting packages suitable for different web pages with regard to the resources or the hosting platform they require. To select the most adequate hosting service for your online portal, you need to estimate what server-side software it requires, how many visits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may have to be satisfied.

Shared Web Hosting - Dividends

The most suitable alternative for small scale websites with several hundred or web space hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which reduces the total cost per user drastically. There are different web hosting solutions varying from one hosting company to another, offering different amounts of web storage and monthly bandwidth, different electronic mail account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can purchase an account that will provide the specs your web page in fact requires. You will not need to pay a lot of money for a package you will not utilize, or end up with a small size account that cannot accommodate the site. At Blue Point Host, there is an extensive choice of shared hosting solutions suitable for personal or small business pages that even provide pre-installed script-powered systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you commence with a low grade package and you demand more resources, moving to a better plan requires just a click of the mouse.

Shared Webspace Hosting - Negative Points

A negative aspect of the shared web space hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software programs installed on them and you cannot activate additional software applications. Specific online portals, mainly web shops, need applications to be installed on the hosting server for them to run, and with a shared webspace hosting solution, you can activate only software platforms that do not demand root-level access.

Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Web Servers

For web portals that require full server root access, or if your web site has many thousands or even millions of visits per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A private virtual web server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated web server and it functions in a precisely identical manner.

Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers

Both solutions usually include full root-level access and can be restarted through a software interface by the customer, independently from the web hosting provider. Analogous to the shared site hosting packages, the private virtual server and the dedicated hosting server accounts sport different features depending on what the web hosting supplier offers. A virtual server hosting package contains guaranteed data storage space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be enlarged for short spells of time on condition that there are unused system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limiting factor is the hardware configuration it is utilizing, and it can be upgraded by altering or appending components. A Virtual Private Server is simpler to tackle as it includes virtualization software, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, check stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more intricate, so such a plan would rather be used by trained customers.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

However, certain web hosting vendors offer managed dedicated web hosting solutions where they carry out dedicated web server management assignments instead of the client. This can be a part of package or an additional option.

Prior To Electing...

Choosing the top hosting package is vital as it can affect the stable operation of a web portal. Before opting for a package, compare the pros and cons, check thoroughly all the requirements for the online portal to operate properly, especially if it is script-driven, and, one more thing, if you have already settled on a hosting provider, the best choice would be to ask their client support staff for a suggestion as to which particular plan would be best for the proper performance of your web portal.