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Quality Web Hosting

There are various kinds of web hosting solutions appropriate for different sites in terms of the system resources or the web hosting environment they require. To pick the most relevant web hosting service for your website, you have to calculate what server-side software applications it needs, how many daily visits you expect at the start and in the future, as well as any other specific requirements that may need to be answered.

Shared Hosting - Positive Points

Unlimited storage
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Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
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£7.99 / month

The most relevant choice for small sized sites with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting account. With this form of website hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which minimizes the overall price per client considerably. There are diverse web hosting plans varying from one hosting company to another, offering different quotas of server storage space and web traffic, different e-mail quotas and so on. The plus is that you can purchase an account that will offer the resources your online portal indeed demands. You will not need to pay a lot for a plan you will not avail of, or end up with a small plan that cannot accommodate the web portal. We, at Happy Hosting UK, offer an extensive collection of web hosting packages appropriate for private or small business portals that even offer pre-installed script-driven platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make it simpler. If you commence with a low-end plan and you require more functionalities, moving to a more powerful package requires only a mouse click.

Shared web hosting - Negative Points

A negative aspect of the shared web hosting solution is that the web servers have some software installed on them and you cannot activate additional software programs. Given web pages, especially online storefronts, request applications to be installed on the hosting server for them to operate, and with a shared web hosting package, you can activate solely software applications that do not request full root access.

Private Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers

For web portals that request complete root access, or if your site has many 1000's or even millions of visits per day, what you need is a VPS hosting or a dedicated hosting. A virtual server is a virtual imitation of a dedicated machine and it runs in an absolutely identical manner.

Virtual Private Hosting Servers

Both solutions commonly include full server root privileges and can be restarted through a software platform by the client, autonomously from the web hosting company. Just like the shared web hosting packages, the VPS hosting and the dedicated hosting server packages contain diverse features depending on what the hosting provider has to offer. A VPS hosting account offers guaranteed data space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can occasionally be expanded for brief periods of time provided that there are spare system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limiting factor is the hardware it is availing of, and it can be revamped by changing or appending components. A VPS hosting server is simpler to administer as it involves a virtualization software platform, which can be utilized to restart it, to install applications, examine stats, and so on. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more intricate, so such an account would rather be used by trained clients.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

However, given hosting corporations offer managed dedicated server web hosting solutions where they perform dedicated web hosting server management operations on behalf of the customer. This can be a part of package or an extra option.

Prior To Reaching a Decision...

Picking the top hosting package is important as it can affect the stable operation of a web site. Before picking a plan, compare the pros and cons, inspect carefully all the requirements for the web portal to run properly, particularly if it is script-driven. And if you are still unsure which is the best web hosting service for you, check with our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales representatives will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.