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Quality Shared Hosting

There are different types of shared hosting solutions suitable for different websites in regard to the resources or the shared hosting environment they require. To pick the most proper shared hosting service for your online portal, you must estimate what server-side software it requires, how many daily visits you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other special requirements that may have to be fulfilled.

Shared website hosting - Assets

Corporate
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
$10.50 / month
Business
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
$5.00 / month
 

The most optimal option for small size web sites with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this type of webspace hosting, each customer pays only for their plan, which diminishes the total cost per person considerably. There are different web hosting accounts varying from one host to another, supplying different quotas of web space and monthly traffic, different e-mail quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can order a plan that will have the features your web portal really needs. You will not have to pay lots of money for an account you will not avail of, or wind up with a small size package that cannot accommodate the web page. We, at Asterhost.com, offer a great collection of shared hosting accounts suitable for personal or small business websites that even come with pre-installed script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you kick off with a low grade account and you need more system resources, moving to a more feature-rich package requires just a click of the mouse.

Shared Website Hosting - Minuses

A negative aspect of the shared web hosting platform is that the web hosting servers have some software applications installed on them and you cannot install new software programs. Specific web portals, above all web shops, demand software applications to be installed on the server for them to run, and with a shared website hosting plan, you can install solely software applications that do not need server root access.

VPS Web Servers and Dedicated Servers

For portals that need full root-level access, or if your website has many thousands or even millions of visits per day, what you require is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A VPS hosting server is a software simulation of a dedicated server and it acts in an absolutely identical way.

Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers

Both services generally provide complete root access and can be rebooted via a software interface by the customer, independently from the hosting company. Like the shared web hosting plans, the virtual private servers and the dedicated hosting server plans sport diverse features based on what the hosting company offers. A virtual private hosting server account includes guaranteed disk storage space, RAM and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be extended for short intervals of time provided that there are spare system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limiting factor is the hardware it is making use of, and it can be revamped by changing or adding components. A virtual server is simpler to tackle as it ships with a virtualization platform, which can be used to restart it, to install applications, explore stats, etc. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more intricate, so such a plan would rather be utilized by qualified customers.

Dedicated Servers

Nevertheless, some hosting companies offer managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they carry out web hosting server administration procedures instead of the customer. This can be included in the package or an additional option.

Prior To Selecting...

Choosing the top hosting package is important as it can influence the proper operation of a online portal. Before settling on an account, weigh the pros and cons, review thoroughly all the prerequisites for the web site to operate properly, particularly if it is script-based. And if you are still in doubt which is the best shared hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.