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Which site hosting package will serve me best?

There are different varieties of web hosting solutions appropriate for different web portals in regard to the system resources or the hosting platform they demand. To choose the most adequate hosting service for your web page, you need to reckon what server-side software it requires, how many daily visits you anticipate at the start and in the long run, as well as any other special demands that may have to be met.

Shared Web Space Hosting - Perquisites

The best alternative for small web portals with a few hundred or web space hosting, each customer pays only for their account, which reduces the overall cost per person seriously. There are different web hosting accounts varying from one hosting corporation to another, providing different quotas of data storage space and bandwidth, different mailbox account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can pay for a plan that will include the features your web page in fact demands. You will not have to pay a lot of cash for a package you will not avail of, or end up with a small size account that cannot accommodate the online portal. At HD Web Hosting, there is a vast array of shared hosting solutions suitable for personal or small business sites that even come with pre-installed script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it easier. If you begin with a low-cost plan and you demand more functionalities, moving to a better package requires only a click of the mouse.

Shared Webspace Hosting - Weaknesses

A shortcoming of the shared website hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to install additional software. Specific web pages, mainly online storefronts, demand applications to be installed on the server for them to perform, and with a shared web space hosting platform, you can activate solely software platforms that do not require full root access.

Private Virtual Servers and Dedicated Web Servers

For web pages that demand full root access, or if your web site has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of daily visitors, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual server is a software simulation of a dedicated machine and it functions in precisely the same way.


Both environments commonly offer complete root access and can be restarted via a software interface by the customer, autonomously from the hosting company. Akin to the shared website hosting plans, the virtual private web server hosting and the dedicated server hosting plans have different functionalities based on what the web hosting provider has to offer. A private virtual hosting server account has guaranteed storage space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can at times be increased for brief intervals of time if there are available system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware it is availing of, and it can be revamped by changing or appending components. A VPS server is simpler to tackle as it arrives with a virtualization tool, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, check statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated hosting server is more complex, so such an account would rather be utilized by knowledgeable customers.

Dedicated Servers

Still, given hosting companies offer managed dedicated web server hosting services where they execute dedicated hosting server administration assignments on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the package or an additional option.

Before You Elect...

Picking the top hosting plan is vital as it can affect the proper performance of a site. Prior to settling on a package, weigh the pros and cons, check carefully all the requirements for the website to perform properly, particularly if it is script-based, and, last but not least, if you have already selected a hosting firm, the best thing to do would be to ask their customer support staff for an opinion as to which plan exactly would be best for the stable performance of your web portal.