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There are various kinds of hosting services appropriate for different web portals in regard to the system resources or the hosting platform they require. To pick the most proper hosting service for your web portal, you have to estimate what server-side software applications it demands, how many daily visits you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may have to be fulfilled.

Shared Hosting - Positive Points

Starter
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$4.17 / month
Business
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$8.33 / month
 

The most appropriate choice for small size online portals with a few hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting plan. With this type of web space hosting, each user pays only for their account, which diminishes the overall price per person drastically. There are different web hosting accounts varying from one web host to another, supplying different quotas of data storage space and web traffic, different email mailbox account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can purchase a plan that will offer the specifications your site indeed demands. You will not need to pay plenty of cash for an account you will not avail of, or wind up with a small package that cannot shelter the site. We, at icanhosting, offer an immense variety of hosting accounts suitable for personal or small business pages that even come with pre-activated script-driven platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it easier. If you start with a low-price account and you need more functionalities, moving to a more feature-rich account requires just a click.

Shared Web Hosting - Disadvantages

A disadvantage of the shared web hosting environment is that the web hosting servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to activate new software applications. Specific web sites, mainly online shops, request applications to be activated on the web server for them to function, and with a shared website hosting package, you can install only software programs that do not require full root access.

Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

For sites that require full root access, or if your site has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of daily viewers, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A VPS hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated machine and it runs in strictly the same manner.

Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers

Both solutions usually come with full root access and can be rebooted via a software platform by the user, autonomously from the web hosting provider. Similar to the shared web hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web server hosting accounts include different functionalities depending on what the web hosting supplier has to offer. A private virtual hosting server account has guaranteed disk space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can at times be enhanced for brief spells of time if there are free system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limitation is the hardware it is making use of, and it can be upgraded by changing or appending components. A VPS hosting server is easier to run as it involves a virtualization software platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, monitor statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more intricate, so such an account would rather be used by experienced customers.

Dedicated Web Servers

Still, given hosting companies provide managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they complete web server management tasks on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the package or an extra feature.

Prior To Electing...

Selecting the top hosting package is important as it can have an influence on the stable operation of a website. Before picking a plan, compare the pros and cons, check completely all the requirements for the website to perform properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt which is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.