Virtual Hosting -
October 5th, 2010
Most small e-commerce websites should consider “virtual serving.” This type of hosting service lets you run your website as if you had your own in-house web server but with the advantage of the web-hosting service’s pipeline to the Internet.
Virtual serving just divides a server’s capacity into several distinct “virtual” web servers. With this set up a hosting service can host several sites on one computer. This type of service also allows you to load your own software, set up your own cgi-bin directories, etc.
Most Internet hosting companies offer several varieties of “virtual serving.” If you require a more powerful server or a server with a limited number of sites sharing it or a combination of both, you can get it (for an appropriate fee). You are only limited by what hardware configuration and bandwidth you can afford.