+1-855-211-0932 (ID:147154)
Need a top hosting solution? Sign up now!

HomeWeb Hosting ArticlesShared Hosting Explanation

Shared Hosting Explanation

$3.67 /mo

Email and Web Basic Plan

  • 11 GB Data Storage
  • 125 GB Data Transfer
  • 1 Domain Hosted
  • 30-Day Free Trial

If you want to launch a website and make it available for the whole world to see, it must be hosted on a server. This service is known as is shared hosting.

Host your site at home or elsewhere

You could host your site on your own personal PC at your house or at your workplace, on a personal computer which belongs to a comrade of yours, etc. If it is a web site for testing purposes, there would be no real need for you to search for a more dependable website hosting solution than that. If you would like to set up a real website, though, which will be accessible to lots of viewers and you would like to make it dependable, you will also require a reliable hosting server on which you will host it.

Why do you require a web server for your website?

When you have a site, it is located on a physical machine. That physical machine has its own physical address known also as IP address. Writing the IP address of the server in your web browser, though, is not the best and quickest way to pay a visit to a web site. That is how and why domains appeared and why you need one for your site. So, to set up your site, you need your own domain and a server to host your site on.

Hosting your site on your own

If you are an IT expert and know how to manage a web server, you can have a web hosting server of your very own and host your website on it. This will permit you to exert complete control over the physical server, to make server configuration modifications and to apply software updates yourself instead of relying on the datacenter personnel. The negative side, though, is that you will need to guarantee the uptime of your site and to take care of all server maintenance tasks yourself. If you are making use of a licensed Operating System, you will also need to spend cash on the license, which typically costs more if bought for an entire server.

Using a web hosting vendor

If you don't want to carry out server maintenance tasks, the most relevant step to take is to open an account with a web hosting company. These are firms that offer customers powerful servers with various hardware configurations in exchange for a given fee. The web hosting servers are held in datacenters with special cooling and backup power supply systems to ensure constant website accessibility.

Kinds of web hosting services

The web is an immense sea and there are multiple hosting providers delivering different hosting services to the multitude of website proprietors out there. The hosting services range from cost-free web hosting services, where you can host simple, HTML-based web pages, to expensive dedicated web hosting services that can drain your monthly allowance. So, what web hosting type conforms to your needs?

If you run a small or mid-size web page that has several hundred visitors tops, you could safely use a shared web hosting solution. Shared hosting suggests that many web hosting accounts and sites are accommodated on one and the very same web server, thus slashing the price of the web hosting service. Shared web hosting accounts normally involve central processing unit, RAM memory, web traffic and web server disk storage space usage quotas to make sure that the sites accommodated on the web server do not intervene with each other and do not utilize more system resources than they are assigned.

In case your site is more frequently visited, you should opt for a virtual private servers hosting solution, which is the middle ground between the shared hosting solution and the dedicated servers hosting solution. VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. It offers root privileges, which enables you to make server configuration modifications - something that would be impossible on a shared server. The virtual private servers also offer burstable memory options. Separate RAM memory and CPU portions are allocated to each single private virtual web server, without anyone else utilizing them. Usually there are other virtual private servers apart from yours that utilize the resources of the physical server, which could at times affect the overall performance, but in the majority of cases it is not a problem. Should the system resources of the VPS hosting server, however, be inadequate for your needs, it is obviously time to order a dedicated hosting web server.

The dedicated servers is a server that you lease, which is used exclusively by you for your very own web site needs. No one else uses its resources and you are bestowed with root access, can choose the hardware in advance, apply updates at a later time and install RAM or disk drives. Unlike with the virtual private servers where virtualization is mostly at the Operating System level and all virtual containers share a single kernel, with a dedicated hosting web server you can revise the kernel of the OS (usually Linux-based) as well.

Choose your hosting accounts provider

If you have a notion of what your web site is going to include, or if you have just a vague plan that has not fully evolved yet, your initial step towards the creation of your web site should be to discover a hosting solutions provider. The wisest step to take is to find a hosting accounts provider that furnishes a big assortment of website hosting solutions so that you do not have to swap providers in case you first make use of a shared website hosting solution and then outgrow the shared web hosting resources and need to move to a virtual web server solution or a dedicated server web hosting solution. We, for instance, deliver inexpensive shared hosting plans, inexpensive OpenVZ and Virtuozzo-based Virtual Private Server plans, semi-dedicated servers with their own Control Panel user interface and even dedicated hosting plans. We also offer free-of-cost presents - the shared website hosting cheap domain name if they are paid for on an annual basis, the more powerful private virtual web hosting server plans and dedicated server plans offer a free-of-cost domain reseller account and invoicing software should you decide to utilize them for reselling purposes. Throw in the high-quality 24-7-365 support service and you have all you would typically need. You could, doubtlessly, discover other hosting distributors depending on what precisely you are searching for, by conducting an online survey or by checking different hosting reviews online. The most appropriate choice, though, is a web hosting services provider that is also a domain name registrar and has web servers in more than one country - both preconditions fulfilled by us. We have servers in the United States, in England and in Australia, and offer plenty of domain extensions for registration.

Email and Web Basic Starter Business Corporate e-Commerce Enterprise
11 GB storage Unlimited storage Unlimited storage Unlimited storage Unlimited storage Unlimited storage
125 GB bandwidth Unlimited bandwidth Unlimited bandwidth Unlimited bandwidth Unlimited bandwidth Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted 1 website hosted 5 websites hosted Unlimited websites hosted Unlimited websites hosted Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial 30-Day Free Trial 30-Day Free Trial 30-Day Free Trial 30-Day Free Trial 30-Day Free Trial
$3.67 / month $5.75 / month $7.08 / month $10.75 / month $16.25 / month $13.33 / month