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There are various types of shared hosting packages suitable for different websites when it comes to the resources or the shared hosting environment they demand. To choose the most relevant shared hosting service for your website, you need to access what server-side software programs it requires, how many visits per day you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may need to be met.

Shared web hosting - Positive Aspects

The most adequate option for small scale sites with a few hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting plan. With this type of web hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which reduces the total price per individual markedly. There are diverse web hosting accounts differing from one hosting provider to another, supplying different amounts of data space and traffic, different mail account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can obtain an account that will provide the specifications your online portal in fact demands. You will not need to pay a lot for a package you will not avail of, or end up with a small sized plan that cannot host the web page. We, at Web Lakay, offer an extensive array of shared hosting plans appropriate for personal or small business portals that even come with pre-installed script-based platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you kick off with a less powerful account and you need more functionalities, moving to a more feature-rich package takes just a click.

Shared Website Hosting - Downsides

A weak side of the shared web hosting environment is that the web hosting servers have some software programs installed on them and you are unable to activate additional software programs. Specific web pages, above all web stores, demand applications to be installed on the web server for them to operate, and with a shared website hosting solution, you can activate solely software applications that do not request root access.

VPS Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers

For web portals that need server root access, or if your website has many thousands or even millions of daily visits, what you need is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A virtual private web hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated machine and it acts in a precisely identical manner.

Virtual Hosting Servers

Both platforms commonly offer full root privileges and can be rebooted through a software program by the customer, autonomously from the web hosting provider. Analogous to the shared web hosting packages, the virtual private servers and the dedicated hosting server packages have diverse characteristics depending on what the web hosting provider has to offer. A Virtual Private Server web hosting account offers guaranteed disk storage space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can occasionally be boosted for brief spans of time provided that there are free system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limitation is the hardware equipment it is making use of, and it can be revved up by altering or adding components. A virtual web server is easier to run as it includes a virtualization platform, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, explore statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated web server is more complicated, so such an account would rather be resorted to by experienced users.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

However, given companies offer managed dedicated server hosting services where they run hosting server management operations on behalf of the client. This can be included in the package or an additional service.

Prior To Electing...

Picking the top hosting package is crucial as it can have an influence on the proper functioning of a website. Prior to picking a plan, compare the pros and cons, survey thoroughly all the requirements for the website to work properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best shared hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.

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