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There are various types of shared hosting services suitable for different web pages in regard to the resources or the shared hosting platform they need. To select the most appropriate shared hosting service for your website, you have to access what server-side software it needs, how many daily visits you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may need to be satisfied.

Shared Hosting - Positive Signs

The most relevant alternative for small web pages with several hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this type of web space hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which lowers the overall cost per individual substantially. There are diverse web hosting plans differing from one provider to another, providing different amounts of data storage and bandwidth, different electronic mail account quotas and so on. The positive point is that you can buy a plan that will offer the specifications your online portal indeed needs. You will not need to pay plenty of money for a plan you will not avail of, or wind up with a small account that cannot accommodate the site. We, at Murray Host, offer a wide selection of shared hosting packages suitable for private or small business websites that even come with pre-activated script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things easier. If you begin with a low-cost plan and you demand more functionalities, moving to a high-end plan involves only a mouse click.

Shared web hosting - Negative Aspects

A shortcoming of the shared website hosting environment is that the hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to activate new software. Some web sites, particularly online stores, demand applications to be available on the web hosting server for them to operate, and with a shared web hosting solution, you can activate solely software that does not request full root-level access.

Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers

For web sites that demand root-level access, or if your site has many thousands or even millions of daily visitors, what you demand is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A Virtual Private Server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated web server and it operates in a strictly identical way.

Virtual Web Hosting Servers

Both solutions usually come with full server root privileges and can be rebooted through a software tool by the customer, autonomously from the web hosting provider. Similar to the shared web hosting plans, the virtual private servers and the dedicated web hosting server packages sport different features based on what the web hosting supplier offers. A virtual web server package includes guaranteed web space, RAM and CPU quotas that can at times be increased for brief intervals of time on condition that there are available resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is utilizing, and it can be upgraded by altering or adding components. A VPS server is simpler to manipulate as it offers a virtualization panel, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, check stats, etc. The management of a dedicated web server is more complicated, so such an account would rather be utilized by qualified users.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

Nonetheless, given hosting vendors provide managed dedicated hosting services where they carry out dedicated server management procedures on behalf of the customer. This can be a part of plan or an additional service.

Before You Elect...

Opting for the top hosting plan is vital as it can have an effect on the stable functioning of a website. Before picking a plan, weigh the pros and cons, appraise completely all the requirements for the site to function properly, especially if it is script-powered. And if you are still unsure which one is the best shared hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.