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There are different varieties of shared hosting plans suitable for different web sites in terms of the system resources or the shared hosting environment they need. To select the most relevant shared hosting service for your web site, you need to judge what server-side software applications it requires, how many hits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other specific demands that may have to be fulfilled.

Shared website hosting - Positive Aspects

The best choice for small size web pages with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this form of web hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which decreases the overall price per user significantly. There are different web hosting plans varying from one company to another, providing different quotas of hard disk storage and traffic, different e-mailbox account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can get an account that will provide the resources your web portal indeed requires. You will not have to pay a lot of money for a package you will not make use of, or end up with a small sized plan that cannot shelter the web page. We, at Blue Gel Media, offer a vast assortment of shared hosting packages appropriate for private or small business web sites that even offer pre-installed script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you begin with a less powerful plan and you need more resources, upgrading to a better package demands only a click of the mouse.

Shared web hosting - Negative Sides

A negative side of the shared web hosting environment is that the web servers have some software programs installed on them and you are unable to install additional software applications. Some web portals, particularly online stores, require software applications to be installed on the hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared website hosting plan, you can activate only software platforms that do not request server root access.

VPSs and Dedicated Web Servers

For web pages that request root access, or if your web site has many 1000's or even millions of daily viewers, what you need is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A virtual private web server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated machine and it behaves in a precisely identical way.

Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers

Both environments typically provide full root-level access and can be restarted through a software program by the customer, autonomously from the hosting provider. Similar to the shared web hosting accounts, the virtual private servers and the dedicated web hosting packages include diverse specs based on what the hosting vendor offers. A virtual server web hosting package has guaranteed storage space, RAM and CPU quotas that can at times be enlarged for short spells of time in case there are spare system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limiting factor is the hardware configuration it is using, and it can be upgraded by changing or adding components. A virtual web server is simpler to manipulate as it ships with a virtualization software platform, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, check stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more intricate, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by practiced customers.

Dedicated Servers

Yet, certain web hosting companies provide managed dedicated hosting solutions where they complete hosting server administration operations on behalf of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional upgrade.

Before You Elect...

Choosing the top hosting plan is essential as it can affect the proper work of a site. Before settling on an account, weigh the pros and cons, appraise completely all the requirements for the web site to work properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still not sure which is the best shared hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.