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There are different kinds of hosting packages appropriate for different websites in relation to the resources or the hosting environment they need. To choose the most suitable hosting service for your web page, you have to access what server-side software applications it requires, how many daily visits you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other specific needs that may have to be covered.

Shared web hosting - Dividends

The most relevant alternative for small web pages with a few hundred or a few thousand viewers is a shared hosting package. With this type of webspace hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which minimizes the overall price per user considerably. There are various web hosting solutions varying from one web host to another, providing different quotas of server space and bandwidth, different mailbox account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can purchase a plan that will include the specifications your web site actually needs. You will not need to pay a lot of money for an account you will not avail of, or wind up with a small sized package that cannot shelter the web portal. We, at Cowboy Web Hosting, offer an immense choice of hosting packages appropriate for private or small business sites that even offer pre-activated script-based platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render it simpler. If you kick off with a cheaper plan and you demand more functionalities, upgrading to a more feature-rich account takes just a click.

Shared Hosting - Disadvantages

A weak side of the shared website hosting solution is that the web servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot install new software applications. Some websites, chiefly online stores, need applications to be available on the web hosting server for them to work, and with a shared website hosting account, you can activate only software that does not require complete root access.

Private Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Servers

For websites that need 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 virtual web hosting server is a software simulation of a dedicated machine and it works in a precisely identical manner.

Virtual Web Servers

Both platforms traditionally offer root access and can be restarted through a software tool by the customer, autonomously from the hosting supplier. Akin to the shared web hosting accounts, the VPS and the dedicated web server accounts comprise different specifications based on what the hosting supplier offers. A virtual private web server account has guaranteed hard disk storage, random access memory and CPU quotas that can sometimes be enlarged for brief spans of time on condition that there are spare system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated web server, the only limit is the hardware architecture it is making use of, and it can be configured by altering or adding components. A private virtual server is easier to administer as it comprises a virtualization panel, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, monitor statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated server is more intricate, so such a solution would rather be used by skilled users.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

However, some web hosting vendors provide managed dedicated server web hosting services where they complete server management tasks on behalf of the client. This can be a part of plan or an extra service.

Before You Choose...

Opting for the top hosting package is crucial as it can have an influence on the stable work of a website. Before settling on a package, weigh the pros and cons, inspect thoroughly all the prerequisites for the website to work properly, particularly if it is script-based. And if you are still in doubt which is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.

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