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There are different sorts of shared hosting solutions suitable for different web sites with regard to the resources or the shared hosting environment they need. To choose the best shared hosting service for your web site, you have to calculate what server-side software programs it needs, how many daily hits you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other special demands that may need to be answered.

Shared web hosting - Virtues

The most appropriate option for small size online portals with several hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this form of website hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which reduces the overall price per customer substantially. There are various web hosting plans differing from one web hosting corporation to another, providing different quotas of disk storage space and monthly traffic, different e-mail address account quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can order a package that will have the features your web page actually needs. You will not need to pay a lot of money for a plan you will not make use of, or wind up with a small package that cannot shelter the site. We, at RatRod Hosting, offer a wide choice of shared hosting packages appropriate for personal or small business web sites that even offer pre-installed script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you begin with a basic package and you demand more features, moving to a more advanced account involves just a mouse click.

Shared Website Hosting - Negative Points

A disadvantage of the shared website hosting platform is that the servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot activate additional software applications. Certain websites, particularly online storefronts, request applications to be present on the web server for them to run, and with a shared website hosting platform, you can install only software that does not require full root-level access.

Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

For websites that require full server root access, or if your web portal has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of daily visitors, what you need is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A virtual web hosting server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it behaves in strictly the same way.

Private Virtual Servers

Both environments traditionally come with complete root access and can be restarted via a software program by the client, independently from the hosting provider. Akin to the shared website hosting packages, the virtual private servers and the dedicated web server plans comprise diverse features based on what the web hosting company offers. A virtual private web server hosting plan offers guaranteed data space, RAM and CPU quotas that can at times be increased for short periods of time in case there are available system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limit is the hardware configuration it is availing of, and it can be upgraded by changing or adding components. A virtual private web hosting server is simpler to administer as it comes with a virtualization tool, which can be utilized to restart it, to install applications, examine statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more complex, so such an account would rather be resorted to by practiced customers.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

Still, given hosting vendors provide managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they implement dedicated web hosting server management assignments instead of the customer. This can be a part of plan or an extra feature.

Prior To Electing...

Picking the top hosting package is vital as it can have an effect on the proper performance of a online portal. Prior to selecting a plan, weigh the pros and cons, review completely all the requirements for the web portal to operate properly, particularly if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which is the best shared hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.