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Quality Shared Hosting

There are various varieties of shared hosting plans suitable for different websites in terms of the system resources or the shared hosting environment they require. To select the most appropriate shared hosting service for your web page, you must judge what server-side software it needs, how many daily hits you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may need to be met.

Shared Hosting - Good Points

Silver
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$3.75 / month
Gold
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$8.33 / month
 

The best alternative for small online portals with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this form of website hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which decreases the total cost per individual critically. There are various web hosting plans differing from one company to another, providing different amounts of server storage and web traffic, different e-mail box account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can get a plan that will offer the resources your web site in fact needs. You will not have to pay a lot of cash for a package you will not utilize, or wind up with a small scale account that cannot accommodate the online portal. We, at Bester Host, offer a big collection of shared hosting accounts appropriate for personal or small business web pages that even offer pre-installed script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you start with a basic package and you demand more resources, upgrading to a more feature-rich account demands just a mouse click.

Shared website hosting - Disadvantages

A downside of the shared website hosting environment is that the servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to activate additional software applications. Specific online portals, above all online stores, need software applications to be present on the hosting server for them to run, and with a shared website hosting environment, you can activate only software programs that do not need full root-level access.

Virtual Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

For web sites that require complete server root access, or if your online portal has many thousands or even millions of visitors per day, what you require is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A VPS hosting server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated solution and it acts in precisely the same manner.

Virtual Servers

Both environments typically include full server root access and can be restarted via a software platform by the client, independently from the hosting provider. Much like the shared web hosting plans, the virtual private servers and the dedicated server hosting accounts contain diverse specifications based on what the hosting supplier offers. A VPS account has guaranteed disk storage space, random access memory and CPU quotas that can at times be enlarged for short intervals of time in case there are unused resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limit is the hardware equipment it is utilizing, and it can be configured by changing or adding components. A VPS web server is simpler to tackle as it arrives with a virtualization console, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, examine statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more complex, so such a package would rather be utilized by practiced users.

Dedicated Web Servers

Still, some web hosting providers offer managed dedicated server web hosting services where they execute hosting server management procedures on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the package or an additional option.

Before You Decide...

Opting for the top hosting plan is important as it can affect the proper operation of a online portal. Prior to settling on a package, compare the pros and cons, study carefully all the prerequisites for the web portal to function properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still not sure which one is the best shared hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.