What is Shared Hosting?
Shared Hosting is one of the most common ways to host websites and domains for individuals or companies. It consists of a single server, where different pages and sites of the hosting provider’s clients are hosted.
On many occasions, the provider we hire is only a reseller. That is to say that it does not manage the hardware of the server; which means that it will not know how to answer questions like: How much storage will it give you? If it is limited or unlimited; if it allows you to use free email among other hosting services.
Main characteristics of Shared Hosting
The server of shared hosting is located in a large data center; or at the headquarters of another provider with whom your provider acts as a reseller.
In either case, it is important to understand that shared hosting is a way to host our site or a web page in a much more economical way.
When we say shared hosting we are really saying that the pages of the websites are hosted on a single server. We share the resources of this server (RAM Memory, Processor, Hard Disk, Network Management) even up to the same Public IP. Many companies are opting for other options such as dedicated servers or cloud servers, VPS.
The best example of shared hosting can be seen in Blogger or WordPress platforms. Here all the files are on the server and do not depend on you; if the owners want to modify the program platform they will do it without asking you. Unlike a platform where you can have enough privileges to upload files, you want to set up your own blog or website. For example, using CMS like WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla.
Shared hosting is neither bad nor good; it depends on what you want to use it for. For some projects it will not be enough; for others, this type of service is more than enough. The main key is to know how to determine the requirements for our project.
Factors to consider before hiring a shared hosting service
For example, the amount of visits that I will have per day is a determining factor for the hiring of this service, imagine if your blog or online sales website, will have at least 2000 visits per hour and your shared hosting does not support that amount of visits, your website will be out because it does not support that amount of visitors this is known as “denial of service” and you lose your sale in the case of your online store and you look bad with the followers of your blog. but well let’s see the advantages and disadvantages of shared hosting.
Advantages of Shared Hosting
When talking about the advantages of shared hosting, we can say that not all of them really work as they say. There are many free web hosting providers where the user does not have the slightest control of the hosting. He does not have the privilege to upload files, nor modify the existing ones.
Even if you have a free space for the exclusive use of an application this is managed to host. For example the case of platforms such as Blogger, and WordPress that we saw in the characteristics of this service. If you found this article useful, you may also visit their page to read more about hosting for businesses.