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Top Shared Web Hosting

There are different types of shared web hosting accounts appropriate for different web portals in regard to the resources or the shared web hosting environment they need. To select the most optimal shared web hosting service for your website, you need to estimate what server-side software it demands, how many visits per day you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other special demands that may have to be satisfied.

Shared web hosting - Assets

The most relevant choice for small websites with a few hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting package. With this form of site hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which decreases the total price per user drastically. There are different web hosting accounts differing from one web hosting vendor to another, furnishing different quotas of server space and traffic, different email account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can pay for a package that will offer the specifications your web page actually requires. You will not have to pay a lot for an account you will not utilize, or wind up with a small sized account that cannot host the web portal. We, at All-Star Hosting, offer a great variety of shared web hosting packages suitable for personal or small business portals that even come with pre-activated script-powered systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it easier. If you start with a low-price plan and you require more functionalities, moving to a more advanced package involves only a click.

Shared Web Hosting - Negative Aspects

A downside of the shared web hosting environment is that the web hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot install new software programs. Specific web sites, particularly online shops, request software applications to be available on the web hosting server for them to operate, and with a shared web hosting environment, you can install only software programs that do not require full root-level access.

Private Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

For sites that demand complete server root access, or if your web page has many 1000's or even millions of daily visitors, what you require is a VPS web hosting or a dedicated server web hosting. A VPS web server is a software simulation of a dedicated web server and it works in an exactly identical manner.

Virtual Private Web Servers

Both services generally come with root-level access and can be restarted through a software platform by the customer, autonomously from the web hosting provider. Much like the shared website hosting plans, the VPS web hosting and the dedicated web hosting server plans come with diverse specifications depending on what the web hosting company has to offer. A private virtual server package has guaranteed hard disk storage space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can at times be enlarged for short intervals of time provided that there are available resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limit is the hardware configuration it is utilizing, and it can be upgraded by altering or appending components. A VPS web hosting server is simpler to manipulate as it comes with virtualization software, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, monitor stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated web server is more intricate, so such a solution would rather be resorted to by knowledgeable users.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

Still, some web hosting suppliers provide managed dedicated server hosting services where they perform dedicated hosting server management tasks on behalf of the client. This can be included in the package or an additional feature.

Prior To Electing...

Opting for the top hosting package is important as it can affect the proper operation of a online portal. Before settling on an account, compare the pros and cons, study completely all the requirements for the web page to work properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt which is the best shared web hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.