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There are various varieties of shared hosting accounts appropriate for different websites in relation to the resources or the shared hosting platform they need. To choose the most adequate shared hosting service for your online portal, you need to estimate what server-side software applications it demands, how many hits per day 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 - Advantages

The most proper alternative for small web portals with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this form of site hosting, each user pays only for their account, which decreases the overall cost per customer drastically. There are diverse web hosting accounts varying from one web host to another, delivering different quotas of server storage and monthly traffic, different electronic mail account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can purchase a plan that will provide the resources your online portal actually requires. You will not need to pay a lot of money for an account you will not utilize, or end up with a small plan that cannot accommodate the web page. We, at lumenhost, offer a large variety of shared hosting solutions appropriate for personal or small business web sites that even come with pre-activated script-driven platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things easier. If you start with a low-end account and you demand more functionalities, upgrading to a more advanced account requires only a click.

Shared Web Hosting - Negative Points

A drawback of the shared hosting solution is that the servers have some software programs installed on them and you are unable to install additional software. Some web sites, above all web storefronts, require applications to be installed on the web hosting server for them to function, and with a shared website hosting platform, you can install solely software programs that do not demand complete root access.

Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers

For portals that demand complete root-level access, or if your portal has many 1000's or even millions of daily viewers, what you require is a VPS hosting or a dedicated hosting. A virtual server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it runs in precisely the same way.

VPS Web Hosting Servers

Both environments normally come with root access and can be rebooted via a software program by the client, independently from the web hosting supplier. Similar to the shared web hosting plans, the VPS hosting and the dedicated hosting accounts sport diverse features depending on what the hosting provider offers. A VPS web server account includes guaranteed data space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be boosted for short intervals of time on condition that there are spare system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limit is the hardware equipment it is using, and it can be configured by changing or appending components. A VPS is easier to handle as it arrives with a virtualization console, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, monitor stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more complicated, so such a plan would rather be utilized by skilled users.

Dedicated Web Servers

Nevertheless, certain hosts offer managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they complete web hosting server administration assignments on behalf of the customer. This can be a part of package or an extra option.

Prior To Selecting...

Picking the top hosting package is important as it can have an influence on the stable operation of a web page. Before opting for an account, weigh the pros and cons, check carefully all the preconditions for the site to run properly, particularly if it is script-based. And if you are still in doubt which one is the best shared hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.