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There are different kinds of hosting plans appropriate for different sites with regard to the resources or the hosting platform they require. To select the most optimal hosting service for your web page, you need to reckon what server-side software it needs, how many daily visits you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific requirements that may need to be met.

Shared Website Hosting - Benefits

The most suitable choice for small sized online portals with several hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting account. With this type of hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which lowers the total cost per user significantly. There are diverse web hosting solutions varying from one hosting corporation to another, providing different quotas of server storage space and monthly bandwidth, different e-mail box account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can get a package that will provide the resources your site actually needs. You will not need to pay plenty of money for a package you will not utilize, or end up with a small account that cannot shelter the online portal. We, at PCT Thailands Webhosting, offer an enormous choice of hosting plans appropriate for private or small business websites that even come with pre-installed script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you commence with a low-price account and you need more features, upgrading to a high-end plan involves just a mouse click.

Shared web hosting - Disadvantages

A negative side of the shared web hosting environment is that the hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you cannot install additional software applications. Certain web portals, particularly online stores, require applications to be activated on the web hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared hosting package, you can install solely software programs that do not need root access.

Virtual Private Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

For web sites that require server root access, or if your online portal has many 1000's or even millions of daily visitors, what you demand is a VPS or a dedicated package. A Virtual Private Server is a software emulation of a dedicated solution and it operates in a strictly identical manner.

Virtual Web Servers

Both solutions traditionally include root privileges and can be restarted via a software platform by the client, independently from the web hosting provider. Akin to the shared website hosting plans, the VPS and the dedicated web server hosting packages contain different characteristics based on what the hosting company offers. A Virtual Private Server hosting package offers guaranteed hard disk storage, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can at times be enhanced for brief spans of time if there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is using, and it can be configured by altering or appending components. A private virtual hosting server is easier to tackle as it arrives with a virtualization panel, which can be used to restart it, to install software applications, examine statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated server is more complex, so such an account would rather be resorted to by trained customers.

Dedicated Servers

Still, certain web hosting suppliers provide managed dedicated server web hosting solutions where they run dedicated hosting server administration tasks on behalf of the customer. This can be a part of package or an extra feature.

Before You Reach a Decision...

Picking the top hosting plan is important as it can affect the stable functioning of a web portal. Before settling on an account, weigh the pros and cons, survey completely all the preconditions for the site to run properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still not sure which one is the best hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.

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