Shared web hosting is really basic “web hosting”. It simply means that many customers’ websites reside on a single web server, and that the server’s resources like CPU, hard drive, and RAM are shared among every customer on the server. Customers who do not need the flexibility of a Virtual Private Server or the extra performance of a Dedicated Server can greatly benefit from what shared web hosting has to offer at a wonderful price. Feature-rich web hosting starts at just $12 per month.
Linux shared hosting utilizes the cPanel Control Panel
Differences between Cloud Hosting and Shared Web Hosting
Shared web hosting, is the most commonly used form of web hosting allowing multiple web sites to operate by utilizing one dedicated server. The element of sharing makes shared hosting more affordable compared to other types of web hosting. Although various websites share one server, the accessibility of each website is tightly regulated and therefore, security of the sites is assured. Nevertheless, the security flaws and vulnerabilities of websites compromise the security of other websites sharing the same server.
One aspect of shared web hosting is that users are limited to a fixed quantity of physical space, which more often than not, generates capacity challenges, rampant downtimes and reduced performance. It is this aspect that mainly distinguishes shared hosting from cloud hosting. Cloud hosting is similar to shared hosting only that it has virtualized infrastructure that has enhanced scalability, which allows you to easily and effectively increase or reduce memory and even swap hard drives without the risk of interfering with the operations of the site and without data loss.
Shared web hosting is most beneficial for your business if you are just starting out and when you may not have sufficient financial resources to run your own server. However, you may find that shared hosting is not enough and seek out other types of web hosting such as cloud hosting that are guaranteed to offer you increased reliability, enhanced scalability, better security and infinite performance. Your ultimate choice of the type of web hosting to use for your business will be determined by your needs and expectations in regards to web hosting.
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