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There are various varieties of website hosting services suitable for different websites in relation to the resources or the website hosting environment they require. To pick the most relevant website hosting service for your website, you must calculate what server-side software programs it requires, how many hits per day you anticipate at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific demands that may need to be fulfilled.

Shared web hosting - Strong Sides

The most proper option for small size web portals with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting plan. With this form of site hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which lowers the overall price per individual substantially. There are different web hosting packages varying from one hosting vendor to another, delivering different quotas of hard disk storage and traffic, different email mailbox account quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can order a plan that will provide the resources your website really demands. You will not need to pay plenty of money for a plan you will not avail of, or wind up with a small size account that cannot accommodate the site. We, at Chicago Web Hosting, offer a large selection of website hosting solutions suitable for personal or small business pages that even include pre-installed script-powered platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you start with a less powerful package and you demand more functionalities, moving to a more advanced package takes just a click of the mouse.

Shared Web Hosting - Weaknesses

A downside of the shared web hosting solution is that the web hosting servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to activate new software applications. Given web pages, mainly online stores, require software applications to be present on the web server for them to function, and with a shared web hosting package, you can activate solely software platforms that do not need full root access.

Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

For web sites that demand root-level access, or if your site has many 1000's or even millions of hits per day, what you need is a VPS web hosting or a dedicated web hosting. A VPS hosting server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it runs in precisely the same way.

VPS Hosting Servers

Both services usually give root-level access and can be restarted via a software program by the client, autonomously from the hosting company. Like the shared website hosting packages, the VPS web hosting and the dedicated web server hosting packages involve diverse features based on what the hosting vendor offers. A virtual server web hosting plan contains guaranteed data space, RAM and CPU quotas that can occasionally be boosted for short spells of time provided that there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limit is the hardware equipment it is using, and it can be configured by altering or adding components. A private virtual web hosting server is simpler to cope with as it includes a virtualization tool, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, monitor statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more intricate, so such a solution would rather be utilized by competent customers.

Dedicated Web Servers

Nonetheless, given web hosting companies offer managed dedicated web hosting services where they perform web hosting server administration tasks instead of the customer. This can be included in the package or an extra service.

Before You Select...

Choosing the top hosting plan is vital as it can influence the stable functioning of a website. Prior to settling on an account, compare the pros and cons, check completely all the prerequisites for the web page to run properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still unsure which one is the best website hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.