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There are different types of hosting plans appropriate for different web pages in terms of the resources or the hosting platform they need. To select the most suitable hosting service for your web page, you have to estimate what server-side software it demands, how many daily hits you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other specific requirements that may need to be fulfilled.
Shared web hosting - Privileges
The most suitable choice for small scale sites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this type of web site hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which diminishes the total cost per person radically. There are diverse web hosting packages varying from one hosting corporation to another, supplying different amounts of data space and web traffic, different electronic mail account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can obtain a package that will include the specs your online portal indeed requires. You will not need to pay plenty of money for a package you will not use, or end up with a small sized plan that cannot host the site. We, at Malta Hosting, offer a large variety of hosting plans appropriate for private or small business web pages that even include pre-activated script-based platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you kick off with a low-price package and you need more resources, moving to a more feature-rich package involves just a mouse click.
Shared Hosting - Negative Sides
A negative side of the shared website hosting platform is that the web servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot install new software applications. Certain websites, particularly web shops, request applications to be activated on the server for them to run, and with a shared web hosting solution, you can install solely software applications that do not demand full root-level access.
Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Servers
For web portals that require complete server root access, or if your web portal has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of visitors per day, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated package. A VPS server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated hosting server and it works in a precisely identical way.
VPS Web Hosting Servers
Both solutions commonly include server root access and can be rebooted via a software platform by the customer, independently from the hosting company. Like the shared website hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated server plans involve different functionalities based on what the web hosting company offers. A private virtual web server hosting plan includes guaranteed server space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be boosted for short periods of time in case there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limit is the hardware equipment it is making use of, and it can be revved up by changing or adding components. A VPS is easier to run as it comprises virtualization software, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, explore statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated server is more complex, so such a solution would rather be resorted to by qualified customers.
Dedicated Web Hosting Servers
Nonetheless, some providers provide managed dedicated web hosting solutions where they complete dedicated web hosting server administration procedures instead of the client. This can be included in the package or an additional service.
Prior To Reaching a Decision...
Opting for the top hosting package is vital as it can have an influence on the proper functioning of a web portal. Before opting for a package, compare the pros and cons, study carefully all the prerequisites for the web portal to run properly, particularly if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.