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Which web hosting plan will suit me best?

There are different kinds of web hosting solutions appropriate for different web sites with regard to the system resources or the website hosting platform they demand. To pick the most proper hosting service for your web page, you have to reckon what server-side software programs it requires, how many hits per day you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may have to be fulfilled.

Shared Web Hosting - Perquisites

The best option for small size websites with several hundred or sng, each customer pays only for their plan, which decreases the overall cost per individual substantially. There are various web hosting accounts varying from one web hosting company to another, furnishing different quotas of web storage and traffic, different email box account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can pay for a package that will offer the resources your web portal indeed needs. You will not need to pay plenty of money for a plan you will not utilize, or end up with a small plan that cannot shelter the website. At Rai Hosting, there is a wide collection of shared hosting packages appropriate for private or small business web sites that even offer pre-installed script-based platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you start with a low-cost plan and you require more system resources, moving to a more advanced plan involves only a click.

Shared Web Page Hosting - Weaknesses

A weak side of the shared hosting environment is that the hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot activate new software. Some web pages, especially online shops, demand software applications to be installed on the web server for them to perform, and with a shared web page hosting environment, you can install only software applications that do not demand complete root access.

Private Virtual Servers and Dedicated Servers

For online portals that require full server root access, or if your web page has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of hits per day, what you require is a VPS or a dedicated server. A private virtual web hosting server is a software imitation of a dedicated web hosting server and it operates in strictly the same way.

Virtual Web Servers

Both platforms generally come with complete root access and can be rebooted through a software platform by the client, autonomously from the web hosting provider. Analogous to the shared webspace hosting packages, the private virtual web server and the dedicated hosting server accounts come with diverse specifications based on what the web hosting supplier has to offer. A Virtual Private Server package has guaranteed hard disk space, RAM and CPU quotas that can sometimes be expanded for short periods of time if there are free system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware it is making use of, and it can be upgraded by changing or adding components. A virtual private hosting server is easier to handle as it comprises a virtualization software platform, which can be utilized to restart it, to install applications, monitor stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more complicated, so such a package would rather be resorted to by knowledgeable customers.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

However, given hosting vendors provide managed dedicated server web hosting solutions where they implement dedicated web server management operations instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an extra service.

Before You Select...

Picking the top hosting package is crucial as it can affect the stable functioning of a site. Prior to picking an account, weigh the pros and cons, investigate completely all the preconditions for the online portal to work properly, particularly if it is script-driven, and, last but not least, if you have already picked a web hosting provider, the best thing to do would be to ask their customer support team for a recommendation as to which particular plan would be best for the proper performance of your site.