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Which web space hosting account will serve me best?

There are various kinds of web hosting services suitable for different web pages in terms of the resources or the hosting platform they demand. To pick the most relevant hosting service for your website, you need to evaluate what server-side software programs it needs, how many daily visits you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special demands that may have to be fulfilled.

Shared Web Hosting - Positive Sides

The most proper choice for small sized online portals with a few hundred or a few, each customer pays only for their account, which reduces the overall cost per client drastically. There are various web hosting solutions differing from one hosting vendor to another, providing different amounts of server storage space and monthly bandwidth, different mail account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can purchase a plan that will provide the specifications your online portal indeed requires. You will not have to pay a lot for an account you will not utilize, or end up with a small scale account that cannot host the website. At Tiger Hosts, there is a wide variety of shared hosting accounts suitable for private or small business web pages that even include pre-installed script-powered systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you kick off with a low grade plan and you demand more functionalities, moving to a high-end plan requires only a click.

Shared Web Page Hosting - Weaknesses

A negative aspect of the shared web space hosting platform is that the web servers have some software installed on them and you cannot activate new software applications. Given sites, above all online storefronts, demand software applications to be present on the hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared web space hosting package, you can install solely software applications that do not demand full root-level access.

Virtual Private Web Servers and Dedicated Servers

For web sites that request root-level access, or if your web page has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of daily hits, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual hosting server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated solution and it performs in precisely the same manner.

Virtual Private Web Servers

Both platforms traditionally offer full root-level access and can be rebooted through a software tool by the customer, autonomously from the web hosting provider. Like the shared web space hosting plans, the private virtual server and the dedicated server web hosting accounts sport diverse functionalities based on what the hosting supplier has to offer. A VPS web server hosting account has guaranteed data storage, RAM and central processing unit usage quotas that can occasionally be extended for brief stretches of time if there are available resources on the physical server. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware equipment it is availing of, and it can be revamped by altering or adding components. A private virtual web hosting server is easier to manage as it includes a virtualization console, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, examine statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated web server is more intricate, so such a package would rather be used by experienced clients.

Dedicated Servers

However, given web hosting providers offer managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they execute dedicated hosting server management tasks instead of the client. This can be included in the package or an additional option.

Before You Choose...

Opting for the top hosting package is important as it can influence the proper functioning of a online portal. Prior to choosing an account, weigh the pros and cons, check thoroughly all the requirements for the web portal to run properly, particularly if it is script-based, and, last but not least, if you have already picked a hosting firm, the best thing to do would be to ask their client support staff for an opinion as to which particular package would be best for the stable performance of your site.