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Quality Web Hosting

There are various varieties of web hosting solutions suitable for different websites in relation to the resources or the web hosting environment they need. To select the most suitable web hosting service for your online portal, you need to calculate what server-side software applications it requires, how many daily visits you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other special needs that may need to be fulfilled.

Shared web hosting - Good Points

Standard
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
£2.49 / month
Enhanced
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
£3.49 / month
 

The most relevant option for small sites with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting plan. With this form of web site hosting, each client pays only for their plan, which minimizes the overall cost per user drastically. There are diverse web hosting solutions varying from one web hosting provider to another, offering different amounts of hard disk storage space and web traffic, different e-mail box account quotas and so on. The plus is that you can get an account that will have the specs your web page in fact needs. You will not need to pay lots of cash for a plan you will not utilize, or wind up with a small size account that cannot accommodate the web portal. We, at DataGuild Cloud, offer a great variety of web hosting packages suitable for personal or small business pages that even provide pre-activated script-driven systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it easier. If you begin with a basic account and you require more functionalities, upgrading to a more powerful account involves only a click of the mouse.

Shared web hosting - Inconveniences

A disadvantage of the shared website hosting solution is that the web servers have some software applications installed on them and you are unable to activate additional software. Some websites, especially web stores, demand applications to be activated on the web hosting server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting environment, you can activate solely software programs that do not need full root access.

Private Virtual Servers and Dedicated Web Servers

For sites that request root access, or if your online portal has many thousands or even millions of viewers per day, what you require is a VPS web hosting or a dedicated web hosting. A VPS server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated web hosting server and it operates in an exactly identical way.

VPS Hosting Servers

Both services normally provide complete root-level access and can be rebooted through a software program by the client, independently from the hosting provider. Like the shared web hosting packages, the VPS web hosting and the dedicated server hosting accounts have different functionalities depending on what the hosting vendor offers. A virtual web hosting server account offers guaranteed disk space, RAM and central processing unit usage quotas that can at times be enhanced for short stretches of time on condition that there are available system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware configuration it is using, and it can be upgraded by changing or adding components. A private virtual hosting server is simpler to manage as it comprises virtualization software, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, explore statistics, etc. The management of a dedicated web server is more complex, so such a solution would rather be resorted to by trained users.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

Nevertheless, certain hosts provide managed dedicated server hosting solutions where they complete dedicated web server administration operations instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional service.

Prior To Selecting...

Selecting the top hosting package is crucial as it can have an effect on the proper operation of a web site. Before opting for an account, compare the pros and cons, appraise carefully all the prerequisites for the website to perform properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which one is the best web hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.