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Quality Shared Hosting

There are various kinds of shared hosting packages appropriate for different sites with regard to the resources or the shared hosting platform they need. To pick the most suitable shared hosting service for your site, you must judge what server-side software programs it needs, how many daily hits you anticipate at the beginning and in the long run, as well as any other special needs that may need to be fulfilled.

Shared Website Hosting - Good Points

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$8.75 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$13.33 / month

The most suitable choice for small scale sites with several hundred or a few thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this type of site hosting, each client pays only for their account, which reduces the total price per person significantly. There are diverse web hosting accounts varying from one hosting firm to another, providing different quotas of disk space and bandwidth, different email quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can get a package that will have the features your web portal really requires. You will not have to pay plenty of money for an account you will not make use of, or end up with a small scale package that cannot host the online portal. We, at Applied Technologies, offer a large collection of shared hosting packages appropriate for personal or small business portals that even offer pre-activated script-driven systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you begin with a cheaper account and you need more resources, upgrading to a high-end plan involves only a mouse click.

Shared web hosting - Drawbacks

A weakness of the shared website hosting platform is that the hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot activate additional software applications. Specific web sites, chiefly web storefronts, demand applications to be present on the hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting package, you can activate solely software platforms that do not require root-level access.

VPS Web Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers

For web portals that request full root access, or if your site has many 1000's or even 1 000 000's of daily viewers, what you demand is a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. A Virtual Private Server is a software imitation of a dedicated solution and it performs in an exactly identical way.

Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers

Both solutions typically come with full server root access and can be restarted via a software tool by the user, independently from the web hosting company. Similar to the shared web hosting plans, the VPS hosting and the dedicated server accounts have different features depending on what the web hosting vendor offers. A private virtual server hosting plan offers guaranteed storage space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be expanded for short stretches of time provided that there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware configuration it is using, and it can be revved up by changing or adding components. A VPS hosting server is simpler to manipulate as it offers a virtualization console, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, explore statistics, and so on. The management of a dedicated hosting server is more intricate, so such a package would rather be resorted to by competent customers.

Dedicated Servers

However, some web hosting suppliers provide managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they implement dedicated hosting server management procedures on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the package or an additional service.

Before You Elect...

Selecting the top hosting package is important as it can affect the proper performance of a site. Before selecting a package, compare the pros and cons, study carefully all the preconditions for the online portal to run properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still in doubt which is the best shared 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.