Quality Shared Hosting
There are various types of shared hosting plans suitable for different websites with regard to the resources or the shared hosting environment they require. To choose the most appropriate shared hosting service for your web page, you need to calculate what server-side software it requires, how many daily hits you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific needs that may need to be met.
Shared web hosting - Benefits
Unlimited websites hosted
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Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
The most adequate choice for small sites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this form of web site hosting, each client pays only for their account, which diminishes the total price per individual considerably. There are different web hosting solutions differing from one web hosting firm to another, providing different amounts of server space and monthly bandwidth, different e-mail quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can purchase a plan that will include the specifications your website indeed requires. You will not have to pay a lot of cash for an account you will not avail of, or end up with a small sized plan that cannot host the online portal. We, at Mad Dog Web Hosting, offer a great collection of shared hosting solutions appropriate for personal or small business portals that even offer pre-activated script-powered platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things easier. If you commence with a low grade plan and you require more functionalities, moving to a better package takes just a click of the mouse.
Shared web hosting - Downsides
A drawback of the shared web hosting platform is that the servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to install additional software. Some web portals, chiefly online storefronts, request applications to be activated on the web server for them to function, and with a shared website hosting environment, you can activate solely software platforms that do not require root-level access.
Private Virtual Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Servers
For websites that need full root-level access, or if your online portal has many thousands or even millions of daily visitors, what you require is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A virtual web server is a software emulation of a dedicated machine and it behaves in an exactly identical manner.
Both environments commonly give full root access and can be rebooted through a software platform by the user, autonomously from the web hosting company. Just like the shared web hosting packages, the virtual private servers and the dedicated web hosting packages have diverse characteristics depending on what the hosting provider has to offer. A virtual server web hosting plan contains guaranteed web storage, random access memory and CPU quotas that can sometimes be boosted for short intervals of time provided that there are spare resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web server, the only limit is the hardware architecture it is utilizing, and it can be revamped by changing or adding components. A private virtual web hosting server is easier to manage as it includes a virtualization software platform, which can be utilized to restart it, to install applications, check stats, and so on. The administration of a dedicated web hosting server is more complex, so such a plan would rather be used by experienced clients.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
Yet, given hosting companies offer managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they perform hosting server management procedures on behalf of the client. This can be a part of package or an extra upgrade.
Prior To Reaching a Decision...
Settling on the top hosting package is vital as it can influence the stable functioning of a online portal. Before settling on a package, weigh the pros and cons, investigate carefully all the requirements for the web site to operate properly, especially if it is script-driven. And if you are still in doubt which is the best shared hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.