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There are different kinds of shared hosting plans appropriate for different web portals in terms of the resources or the shared hosting platform they demand. To choose the most appropriate shared hosting service for your website, you need to access what server-side software programs it needs, how many hits per day you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other special needs that may need to be met.

Shared web hosting - Virtues

The most relevant alternative for small online portals with several hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this form of web hosting, each client pays only for their account, which reduces the total cost per customer radically. There are diverse web hosting accounts varying from one web hosting vendor to another, providing different quotas of web storage and bandwidth, different email account quotas and so on. The benefit is that you can pay for a plan that will include the features your web page really requires. You will not need to pay a lot for a plan you will not make use of, or wind up with a small sized account that cannot host the site. We, at 3rd Coast Domains, offer an extensive array of shared hosting plans suitable for private or small business sites that even come with pre-installed script-powered platforms such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things simpler. If you start with a basic package and you demand more functionalities, moving to a better plan demands only a mouse click.

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A shortcoming of the shared web hosting environment is that the web hosting servers have some software platforms installed on them and you are unable to install new software platforms. Given web portals, mainly online shops, need software applications to be present on the web server for them to work, and with a shared website hosting environment, you can install only software applications that do not request complete server root access.

Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

For online portals that need complete server root access, or if your site has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of visits per day, what you demand is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A private virtual web hosting server is a virtual simulation of a dedicated solution and it performs in precisely the same manner.


Both solutions normally come with full server root access and can be restarted via a software interface by the client, independently from the hosting supplier. Like the shared hosting accounts, the virtual private servers and the dedicated server hosting plans comprise diverse features depending on what the web hosting vendor has to offer. A Virtual Private Server web hosting plan has guaranteed disk space, random access memory and central processing unit usage quotas that can sometimes be extended for brief spans of time in case there are free system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated server, the only limitation is the hardware architecture it is using, and it can be revamped by altering or adding components. A virtual hosting server is simpler to cope with as it involves a virtualization platform, which can be utilized to reboot it, to install software applications, explore statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated server is more complex, so such a solution would rather be resorted to by practiced customers.

Dedicated Web Servers

Nevertheless, certain hosts offer managed dedicated server hosting services where they complete dedicated hosting server management procedures on behalf of the customer. This can be a part of plan or an extra service.

Before You Opt...

Picking the top hosting package is vital as it can have an effect on the proper functioning of a site. Before choosing a plan, weigh the pros and cons, inspect completely all the prerequisites for the web page to perform properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still not sure which one is the best shared hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales representatives will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.