Shared Hosting is a term you will come across frequently in your quest to finding a web hosting solution; after all it is the most popular and least expensive paid hosting option there is. You may be tempted to jump right into shared hosting since it is so affordable, but shared hosting is not for everyone and before you hit that order now button it is best to understand what shared hosting is and if it is really the best option for your hosting needs.
So what exactly is shared hosting?
Shared hosting means you are sharing the server resources with others. You have complete access to your account and only your account and the set of resources and features that were set aside for you to use. Think of it like living in an apartment complex. The building is not yours but you are allowed to use all the space in a specific unit of the building…aka your apartment. Other people also live in the building and their unit might be different than yours. They might have a one bedroom apartment and you have a two bedroom.
What does the server do?
The whole point of creating a web site is for it to be available on the internet right? Well, in order for your site to appear on the internet all your files, pages and software applications related to your site must reside in a server. The server will then connect to the Internet and allow other people to view your site.
Now you may be reading this and thinking-“Wait! I don’t know anything about servers.” Not to worry. You see with shared hosting, the provider is the one responsible for all the server maintenance. All you have to worry about is your website. The host will give you access to a control panel that you can use to access your site. You can also monitor traffic, upload files, set up your email and install applications.
Who it works for
Shared hosting is great for most individuals, small business, medium sized business and moderately trafficked web sites. Webline Services provides affordable packages that are rich in features. You will find that you can start with the lowest priced plan and work your way up as you grow.
Who its not for
Sites that receive a lot of traffic and enterprise business are not the best suited for shared hosting. Shared hosting also comes with file restrictions and this is because everyone on the server has to be taken into account in order to maintain a high up time guarantee and the security of the server so you might not be able to run a particular application that you need on your site.