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Quality Shared Hosting

There are various sorts of shared hosting packages appropriate for different web sites in terms of the system resources or the shared hosting platform they require. To choose the most optimal shared hosting service for your web portal, you need to calculate what server-side software applications it needs, how many hits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may have to be satisfied.

Shared web hosting - Dividends

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The best alternative for small sized sites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this type of web hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which minimizes the overall price per individual drastically. There are different web hosting packages varying from one hosting company to another, supplying different amounts of web storage space and traffic, different mail quotas and so on. The good point is that you can buy an account that will offer the specs your web portal indeed demands. You will not need to pay a lot of cash for a package you will not use, or wind up with a small scale plan that cannot host the web site. We, at Afro Web Host, offer a vast choice of shared hosting packages appropriate for personal or small business sites that even provide pre-installed script-driven systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you begin with a low grade account and you demand more resources, upgrading to a more advanced package requires just a click of the mouse.

Shared web hosting - Inconveniences

A disadvantage of the shared web hosting solution is that the web servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to install additional software platforms. Certain web portals, mainly web storefronts, need software applications to be activated on the server for them to operate, and with a shared website hosting environment, you can install solely software that does not demand complete server root access.

Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers

For websites that demand complete server root access, or if your online portal has many thousands or even millions of daily hits, what you require is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A VPS web hosting server is a software simulation of a dedicated machine and it behaves in exactly the same manner.

Virtual Private Hosting Servers

Both environments generally offer full root access and can be rebooted via a software tool by the user, autonomously from the web hosting provider. Just like the shared web hosting packages, the virtual private servers and the dedicated hosting plans come with different characteristics depending on what the web hosting company offers. A VPS web server account has guaranteed disk storage, RAM and central processing unit usage quotas that can occasionally be expanded for brief spells of time if there are available system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limitation is the hardware it is availing of, and it can be configured by altering or appending components. A VPS web server is easier to manage as it ships with a virtualization software platform, which can be utilized to restart it, to install applications, explore statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated web server is more complex, so such an account would rather be used by experienced clients.

Dedicated Servers

Yet, given hosting firms provide managed dedicated web server hosting services where they perform dedicated web hosting server administration tasks on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the package or an additional option.

Before You Decide...

Settling on the top hosting plan is crucial as it can influence the proper functioning of a online portal. Prior to opting for a plan, weigh the pros and cons, appraise completely all the preconditions for the web site to perform properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which is the best shared hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.