There are different types of hosting solutions suitable for different web pages when it comes to the resources or the hosting platform they demand. To pick the most adequate hosting service for your web site, you need to estimate what server-side software programs it demands, how many daily hits you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special demands that may need to be met.
Shared Website Hosting - Good Points
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The most relevant choice for small size sites with a few hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this type of website hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which lowers the overall price per customer noticeably. There are diverse web hosting packages differing from one web hosting vendor to another, providing different quotas of web space and bandwidth, different e-mail box account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can pay for an account that will have the specs your website indeed requires. You will not have to pay plenty of cash for a plan you will not avail of, or end up with a small scale package that cannot accommodate the website. We, at Malta Hosting, offer a vast assortment of hosting accounts suitable for private or small business web portals that even provide pre-activated script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you start with a low-price package and you need more functionalities, upgrading to a high-end package takes just a mouse click.
Shared web hosting - Drawbacks
A disadvantage of the shared website hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot activate new software applications. Given sites, mainly online stores, demand applications to be available on the web server for them to operate, and with a shared website hosting platform, you can activate solely software programs that do not request complete root-level access.
VPS Hosting Servers and Dedicated Servers
For web portals that request root-level access, or if your web site has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of viewers per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated package. A private virtual server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated hosting server and it functions in an absolutely identical manner.
Both solutions normally provide full root-level access and can be rebooted via a software platform by the user, independently from the web hosting provider. Akin to the shared website hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated hosting accounts comprise different features depending on what the web hosting company offers. A Virtual Private Server hosting package has guaranteed web storage space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can at times be expanded for brief spells of time provided that there are spare system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limit is the hardware architecture it is utilizing, and it can be revamped by changing or appending components. A virtual private web hosting server is simpler to run as it arrives with a virtualization software platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, examine statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated web server is more elaborate, so such a plan would rather be used by skilled customers.
Nevertheless, given web hosts offer managed dedicated server web hosting solutions where they carry out server administration tasks instead of the customer. This can be a part of plan or an additional upgrade.
Prior To Choosing...
Settling on the top hosting package is vital as it can affect the proper functioning of a website. Before selecting a plan, weigh the pros and cons, examine carefully all the requirements for the online portal to work properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.