What is Shared Web Hosting Plan and how it works? Shared web hosting is where one physical server and it’s resources are shared among many users. This is a very economical hosting option as the overall cost of the server is split among the customers. Each user within the shared hosting plans has a limit on particular services, such as, disk space, email accounts, FTP accounts, monthly traffic, databases.
A shared hosting server can carry out almost all the same applications as a standard web server. Shared hosting is cheaper than other types of hosting, but on the downside all the performance resources on the physical machine (server) are shared, this means the RAM and CPU, the single Apache server, the single MySQL server and the single Mail server are all shared.
Shared hosting services will typically include the following as part of a monthly subscription, basic web statistics support, email and web mail services, auto script installations, updated PHP and MySQL, and basic after sales technological support. They also most often use a web based control panel system, such as, DirectAdmin, Plesk, cPanel, InterWorx, H-spere or one of the many similar control panel products available.
Alternative to Shared Hosting
There are three main alternatives to shared hosting shown listed below. These hosting plans offer increased benefits and are all about the same price. For more information on these alternatives to shared hosting keep reading.
- VPS Hosting
- Dedicated Hosting
- Cloud Hosting