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Quality Shared Hosting

There are various varieties of shared hosting solutions appropriate for different web pages in regard to the resources or the shared hosting platform they require. To choose the most appropriate shared hosting service for your web site, you must judge what server-side software applications it demands, how many daily visits you expect at the beginning and in the future, as well as any other specific requirements that may have to be satisfied.

Shared Hosting - Assets

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
A$5.17 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
A$6.75 / month

The best choice for small online portals with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting account. With this form of web hosting, each user pays only for their account, which decreases the total cost per person noticeably. There are different web hosting accounts differing from one host to another, delivering different amounts of data storage and monthly bandwidth, different e-mail account quotas and so on. The good point is that you can buy an account that will provide the specs your web portal really needs. You will not need to pay a lot of money for an account you will not avail of, or end up with a small size plan that cannot shelter the web page. We, at EZ Hosting, offer a wide variety of shared hosting plans appropriate for private or small business portals that even offer pre-activated script-based systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things simpler. If you begin with a low-price account and you demand more system resources, upgrading to a high-end account takes just a click.

Shared web hosting - Weak Sides

A negative aspect of the shared web hosting platform is that the web hosting servers have some software installed on them and you cannot install new software programs. Some web pages, mainly web stores, require applications to be activated on the web hosting server for them to perform, and with a shared web hosting package, you can install solely software programs that do not need complete server root access.

Private Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

For portals that require full root-level access, or if your web site has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of daily hits, what you need is a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. A virtual server is a software emulation of a dedicated web server and it behaves in exactly the same manner.

VPS Servers

Both environments usually give full root-level access and can be restarted via a software interface by the user, autonomously from the web hosting supplier. Akin to the shared web hosting accounts, the VPS hosting and the dedicated web hosting packages come with different specifications based on what the web hosting company offers. A virtual private web server plan has guaranteed web space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be boosted for short spells of time provided that there are unused system resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limitation is the hardware it is availing of, and it can be configured by changing or adding components. A VPS server is easier to run as it involves a virtualization console, which can be utilized to restart it, to install software applications, check statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more elaborate, so such a package would rather be resorted to by trained clients.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

Still, some hosting corporations offer managed dedicated hosting solutions where they run dedicated hosting server administration tasks instead of the client. This can be a part of package or an additional option.

Before You Decide...

Opting for the top hosting plan is crucial as it can affect the stable operation of a online portal. Before opting for a plan, weigh the pros and cons, study thoroughly all the requirements for the website to work properly, particularly if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which is the best shared hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.