What is Shared Web Hosting | Advantages and Disadvantages
When I started my first Blog, the second thing after choosing the domain and the platform for my website was to choose the type of hosting I would require after going through the details and the type of hosting available, I found the most effective solution was to choose a low cost hosting which can run my website effectively also low in cost and I came to know about Shared Hosting.
Being a budding Blogger other Hosting Solutions were high in cost and at the initial stage of my website, I did not want invest that much money. So in that case to choose shared Hosting was Perfect Solution for my website to start. As it comes with enough resources and space to handle the basic website and the content.
Shared hosting is perfect low cost & effective & when you need more resources you can upgrade it until your requirement grows. Then at any point of time you can upgrade it to VPS(Virtual Private Server) or dedicated Hosting. We will talk about VPS & dedicated server in next post.
Lets Now Discuss What is Shared Web Hosting?
Those who don’t know about hosting and are new to the field. A Web Hosting is a Server where we put our website and content to get access worldwide. There are companies who provide space on their server and host your website on affordable price. Many people Ask if they can create a server and host their website on personal Computer. Yes, you can host your website on your Personal Computer too by creating a server but it will cost you high and it is very complex to create, providing security and manage load of users in peak times or when users are accessing your data in mass. doing so you will need to have knowledge of server & networking & you will lose the focus on website.
Shared Web Hosting is the cheapest web hosting solution for a new blogger or for a new website. Shared hosting is suitable for a standard WordPress blog or a website. In shared hosting you share the Server space with other websites. For example in a multistory residential apartment, we have our own private Space & in the same building we share the common resources like parking lot, playground and water supply.
Similarly on shared hosting the server space we are allotted is a secure separate space for website plus content and we share other hardware resources like Ram, processor, I/O and bandwidth. Shared hosting is one of the most economical option when it comes to host your website. In technical sense many websites are hosted on a single server, that means websites that are hosted on the same server has same IP address and all websites are using same server resources. There is no separate server for any website and anyone can use resources available.
Advantages of Shared Web Hosting
- There is a huge cost advantage when it comes to shared web hosting. Maintenance fees of those service is less because server is shared by thousands of websites.
- It comes with a cpanel and many web application installer. So it is very easy to use.
- No worry for server maintenance, your hosting provider professional do it for you.
- You can upgrade it whenever you want.
Disadvantages of Shared Web Hosting
- If you compare it to Dedicated Web Hosting then Shared Web Hosting has relatively slow response time.
- If your website using unnecessarily too many resources then your account will be suspended by your hosting provider.