What is shared web hosting?

Posted Jan 1, 2017

Shared Hosting is a type of web hosting service where you share the same physical server with many other users. Don't worry, other users on the same server can't access your stuff, but you do share resources like physical hard drives and RAM.

It's useful for:

  • Small and mid sized businesses
  • Online ecommerce storefronts
  • Designers and devs who host their clients
  • Blogs, portfolios, and other frequently updated sites

The ideal entry point

Never hosted a website before? Shared Hosting is the perfect place to start. It's safe, secure, and relatively maintenance free.

In terms of access and storage, you'll usually get more flexibility with Shared Hosting than you would with something like a website builder, but not as much as with other dedicated types of hosting. And most importantly, Shared Hosting isn't going to stretch your wallet while you learn the ins and outs of your new server.

The most cost effective hosting

Compare the average price of Shared Hosting to other popular types of hosting.

Generally speaking, Shared Hosting costs a lot less. But that makes sense, right? You're sharing all the resources, whereas other more expensive hosting options provide you with your own dedicated resources, and usually more of them.

Easy to upgrade

You're not gonna find an easier to upgrade web hosting solution than Shared Hosting. That's because it's mostly done for you, automagically! Most Shared Hosting services give you periodic server upgrades that are managed by the provider. Shared Hosting usually comes in tiered plans too, that you can easily switch between at any time.

Want to try Shared Hosting?

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