There are various sorts of hosting solutions appropriate for different sites in terms of the resources or the hosting platform they require. To pick the most adequate hosting service for your online portal, you have to evaluate what server-side software programs it demands, how many hits per day you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special demands that may have to be met.
Shared Hosting - Perks
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
The most relevant alternative for small size websites with several hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting plan. With this form of web site hosting, each client pays only for their account, which diminishes the total price per client markedly. There are diverse web hosting solutions varying from one web hosting firm to another, delivering different quotas of data storage space and web traffic, different mail quotas and so on. The good point is that you can buy an account that will provide the resources your web portal really needs. You will not need to pay lots of cash for a plan you will not utilize, or end up with a small scale plan that cannot accommodate the web site. We, at Agra Web Hosting, offer a wide array of hosting plans suitable for personal or small business web sites that even provide pre-activated script-based platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you commence with a low-end package and you need more features, moving to a better account requires only a click of the mouse.
Shared web hosting - Negative Points
A negative aspect of the shared web hosting platform is that the web servers have some software programs installed on them and you cannot activate additional software applications. Given websites, above all online storefronts, request applications to be activated on the hosting server for them to operate, and with a shared website hosting account, you can install only software applications that do not request root-level access.
Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers
For websites that require complete root access, or if your website has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of daily visitors, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS is a software simulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it behaves in an exactly identical way.
VPS Hosting Servers
Both platforms commonly come with full root privileges and can be restarted through a software tool by the customer, independently from the hosting provider. Just like the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated server plans include different features depending on what the web hosting supplier has to offer. A VPS web server account includes guaranteed server storage, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be extended for brief intervals of time provided that there are spare resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware it is using, and it can be revved up by changing or appending components. A Virtual Private Server is simpler to manage as it offers a virtualization console, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, check stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more complicated, so such a package would rather be utilized by tech-savvy customers.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Nevertheless, given hosting providers provide managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they run dedicated web server administration assignments on behalf of the customer. This can be a part of plan or an extra feature.
Prior To Opting...
Settling on the top hosting plan is essential as it can have an influence on the stable operation of a web site. Before choosing an account, compare the pros and cons, examine completely all the requirements for the online portal to function properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.