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Which web site hosting account will be best for me?

There are various varieties of web hosting packages appropriate for different web portals in terms of the system resources or the hosting platform they need. To pick the most optimal hosting service for your website, you must estimate what server-side software applications it needs, how many daily hits you expect at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other specific needs that may have to be fulfilled.

Shared Webspace Hosting - Positive Signs

The most relevant alternative for small size online portals with several hundred or web space hosting, each user pays only for their account, which minimizes the total cost per person critically. There are various web hosting solutions differing from one hosting company to another, supplying different quotas of server space and bandwidth, different e-mail account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can obtain an account that will provide the specifications your web portal in fact requires. You will not have to pay a lot of money for a package you will not use, or end up with a small plan that cannot accommodate the website. At NewHost Global, there is a large selection of shared hosting accounts suitable for personal or small business web pages that even offer pre-installed script-powered systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you begin with a low grade plan and you need more features, upgrading to a more powerful package takes only a click of the mouse.

Shared Web Hosting - Shortcomings

A drawback of the shared web space hosting environment is that the web servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot install new software. Specific web pages, especially online storefronts, demand software applications to be activated on the web hosting server for them to work, and with a shared site hosting environment, you can activate only software that does not demand server root access.

Virtual Private Web Servers and Dedicated Web Servers

For websites that request server root access, or if your web site has many thousands or even millions of daily visits, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A virtual private web server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated machine and it behaves in exactly the same way.


Both environments traditionally offer full server root access and can be restarted via a software interface by the user, autonomously from the web hosting company. Like the shared web site hosting packages, the VPS hosting and the dedicated server web hosting plans include diverse characteristics based on what the hosting company offers. A VPS web server package offers guaranteed hard disk storage space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can occasionally be enhanced for short spans of time provided that there are available resources on the physical server. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware architecture it is using, and it can be upgraded by changing or appending components. A VPS web server is easier to administer as it ships with a virtualization console, which can be utilized to restart it, to install applications, explore stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more intricate, so such a package would rather be resorted to by experienced customers.

Dedicated Web Servers

Nevertheless, given providers offer managed dedicated web hosting services where they carry out web server management assignments instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional service.

Before You Select...

Choosing the top hosting package is important as it can affect the stable performance of a online portal. Before opting for a plan, compare the pros and cons, survey carefully all the requirements for the website to function properly, especially if it is script-based, and, one more thing, if you have already chosen a hosting company, the best you could do would be to ask their client support staff for a recommendation as to which particular package would be best for the stable functioning of your site.