Which web site hosting plan will be most suitable for me?
There are various types of web hosting packages suitable for different web pages in relation to the resources or the hosting environment they demand. To pick the most optimal hosting service for your website, you must calculate what server-side software programs 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 have to be covered.
Shared Web Hosting - Positive Sides
The most relevant choice for small size web sites with several hundred or webspace hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which minimizes the total cost per person noticeably. There are diverse web hosting solutions varying from one web hosting company to another, furnishing different quotas of web storage and web traffic, different electronic mail account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can order a package that will offer the specs your site really demands. You will not have to pay lots of money for a plan you will not utilize, or end up with a small package that cannot host the web site. At Ikaros Web Hosting, there is a big array of shared hosting packages appropriate for personal or small business web portals that even include pre-installed script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it simpler. If you start with a low priced account and you require more system resources, moving to a better account takes just a mouse click.
Shared Web Site Hosting - Inconveniences
A weakness of the shared web hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot activate new software platforms. Given online portals, mainly online storefronts, need software applications to be installed on the hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared website hosting package, you can install solely software applications that do not request complete server root access.
Private Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For websites that request complete root-level access, or if your portal has many thousands or even millions of daily viewers, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual private hosting server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated web server and it acts in strictly the same manner.
Both environments typically offer full root privileges and can be restarted through a software tool by the client, independently from the web hosting company. Like the shared web site hosting accounts, the VPS server and the dedicated web hosting packages have different specs based on what the hosting vendor offers. A virtual private web server account offers guaranteed server space, RAM and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be enhanced for short intervals of time if there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limit is the hardware equipment it is making use of, and it can be configured by altering or appending components. A virtual server is simpler to run as it includes a virtualization tool, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, monitor stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web server is more intricate, so such a package would rather be resorted to by knowledgeable clients.
Yet, some web hosts offer managed dedicated hosting services where they implement web server management operations instead of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an additional feature.
Before You Select...
Choosing the top hosting plan is crucial as it can have an effect on the stable performance of a online portal. Before selecting a package, weigh the pros and cons, explore carefully all the requirements for the web page to perform properly, particularly if it is script-powered, and, last but not least, if you have already selected a host, the best choice would be to ask their customer support team for a recommendation as to which package exactly would be best for the stable work of your web portal.