Shared Web Hosting
Shared web hosting refers to where an Internet hosting provider shares out to customers a portion of the web space and resources available on a single web server. It is the most common type of web hosting available.
Although economical and less expensive, shared hosting does restrict how much of the server resources each customer can have.
This type of web hosting service is ideal for customers with small businesses such as shop owners, sole traders, and customers who do not have the time or wish to deal with the day to day running of their own web server. Conversely, it is not ideal for: users or power users who want more control over the server resources, and websites that will heavily use of the server resources, such an ecommerce websites and websites that streaming content.
Shared hosting typically offer the following
- choice of Windows or Linux Operating System
- a portion of the available web space
- POP3 and IMAP email and web mail
- scripting support: PHP, SQL, .Net
- basic web statistics support,
The main benefit of shared hosting is mainly the price compared to dedicate hosting, which is more expensive, and the fact that the hosting provider is responsible for the management and maintenance of the server, its software, server updates, security upgrades, and technical support.