What is Shared Hosting?
Shared Web Hosting is most popular and most affordable type of Web Hosting. It means that your website shares resources with other websites on the same server. That means you also share costs, and thats the reason why Shared Web Hosting is so pupular with Beginners.
Description of Shared Hosting Service
Shared Web Hosting includes administration of the server, installation of operation system and programs. It includes updating of programs, scripts and protection from security threats. In short, you have nothing to worry about, because everything is taken care of. You can calmly use your hosting account.
Shared Web Hosting should include support, but that depends on each hosting provider. Good Hosts provide extensive Knowledge Base, Forums, Free Online Chat, Email Support and more. To provide all that they need dedicated people, who like what they do. And that means costs. That`s why hosts with good support have higher prices than the ones with poor, on no support at all.
Many people complain about bad support, but they don`t realize that quality services cost money. You honestly can`t expect support from a cheap provider.
Core of the service is your hosting space, bandwidth, emails and other features that are controlled in a web-based environment called Control Panel. There are many types of Control Panels. They might differ by look, but they all share one common thing: They are used to control your hosting account. Most popular Control Panels on shared hosting accounts are cPanel, Plesk and Vdeck.
Benefits of shared Hosting
Main advantage of shared hosting is surely price, since costs of managing Web Server are divided among many users. That makes shared hosting very popular Beginner Hosting option who don`t want to spend a fortune for hosting.
Second advantage is that using a shared hosting is very easy and does not require a long learning curve. Good (not the cheapest) shared hosts offer excellent support, which is essential for beginners to have a positive hosting experience. I recommend not to evaluate your host only by price.
Disadvantages of Shared Web Hosting
Sharing good things also means sharing bad things. Since all sites are on the same server, sites divide bandwidth and resources. If one site uses too much resources that means less resources for others. But since your site wont be receiving thousands of hits per second that shouldn`t be a problem.
What we recommend?
Shared Web Hosting is great for Beginners, because of small running costs opportunity to host your own website, while learning a lot of exciting things. For E-commerce or larger sites Virtual Private Server or Dedicated Hosting would be better.