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Quality Shared Hosting

There are different kinds of shared hosting packages suitable for different web sites with regard to the system resources or the shared hosting environment they need. To choose the most proper shared hosting service for your web site, you must estimate what server-side software programs it requires, how many daily visits you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other specific needs that may have to be fulfilled.

Shared website hosting - Good Points

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The most optimal choice for small size sites with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this type of web site hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which reduces the overall cost per client critically. There are different web hosting solutions differing from one web host to another, furnishing different quotas of data storage space and traffic, different email account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can obtain an account that will provide the resources your website in fact needs. You will not have to pay plenty of cash for a plan you will not avail of, or wind up with a small size plan that cannot shelter the web page. We, at DreamHost, offer an enormous assortment of shared hosting plans appropriate for personal or small business pages that even include pre-activated script-based systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it easier. If you commence with a basic account and you demand more functionalities, moving to a better package requires only a click of the mouse.

Shared website hosting - Negative Aspects

A negative aspect of the shared website hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to install new software applications. Specific online portals, especially online shops, require software applications to be activated on the server for them to function, and with a shared web hosting package, you can install only software programs that do not require full server root access.

VPS Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

For web sites that request complete root-level access, or if your site has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of daily viewers, what you demand is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A private virtual web server is a software simulation of a dedicated server and it performs in an absolutely identical way.

Virtual Hosting Servers

Both platforms normally include server root access and can be rebooted through a software interface by the client, autonomously from the web hosting supplier. Similar to the shared hosting packages, the virtual private servers and the dedicated web hosting server plans include diverse specs depending on what the hosting provider offers. A private virtual web server hosting account offers guaranteed server storage space, RAM and CPU quotas that can sometimes be expanded for brief spans of time provided that there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limit is the hardware architecture it is availing of, and it can be configured by altering or appending components. A private virtual server is easier to handle as it comes with a virtualization software platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, monitor stats, etc. The management of a dedicated hosting server is more complicated, so such an account would rather be used by knowledgeable customers.

Dedicated Web Servers

Nevertheless, given web hosting providers provide managed dedicated server hosting services where they carry out hosting server management procedures instead of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an additional service.

Prior To Electing...

Settling on the top hosting package is vital as it can have an influence on the proper performance of a web page. Prior to choosing a plan, weigh the pros and cons, study carefully all the requirements for the online portal to run properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still unsure which one is the best shared hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.