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There are various types of hosting accounts suitable for different sites in regard to the system resources or the hosting environment they require. To select the most adequate hosting service for your web site, you have to calculate what server-side software it demands, how many daily hits you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other special demands that may need to be satisfied.

Shared web hosting - Positive Points

The most relevant option for small scale sites with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this type of site hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which decreases the total price per user considerably. There are different web hosting accounts differing from one hosting provider to another, furnishing different quotas of data storage and traffic, different email account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can obtain a plan that will provide the specifications your website really needs. You will not have to pay lots of money for an account you will not avail of, or end up with a small account that cannot accommodate the website. We, at THE SUN, offer a huge assortment of hosting plans appropriate for personal or small business web portals that even offer pre-installed script-driven platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it easier. If you begin with a low-cost package and you need more system resources, moving to a better package involves just a click.

Shared Hosting - Minuses

A shortcoming of the shared website hosting environment is that the servers have some software installed on them and you cannot install new software. Given web sites, particularly online shops, require applications to be available on the web server for them to work, and with a shared hosting platform, you can activate solely software platforms that do not demand full root-level access.

Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers

For web sites that request full root-level access, or if your web portal has many thousands or even millions of daily hits, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A private virtual hosting server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated machine and it behaves in exactly the same manner.

VPS Hosting Servers

Both platforms generally include full server root privileges and can be restarted through a software program by the client, independently from the web hosting supplier. Similar to the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated server web hosting accounts involve different features depending on what the hosting company has to offer. A VPS web server package contains guaranteed disk space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be increased for short periods of time if there are unused system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limit is the hardware configuration it is making use of, and it can be revamped by altering or appending components. A virtual web server is simpler to cope with as it includes a virtualization software platform, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, check stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more complex, so such a solution would rather be used by competent users.

Dedicated Web Servers

However, certain hosting vendors offer managed dedicated web hosting solutions where they execute web hosting server administration assignments on behalf of the client. This can be included in the package or an extra upgrade.

Prior To Choosing...

Choosing the top hosting plan is crucial as it can have an influence on the proper functioning of a online portal. Before selecting a package, compare the pros and cons, inspect thoroughly all the preconditions for the site to perform properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still unsure which one is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.

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