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What is Shared Hosting?

Shared hosting is a type of online service that allows individuals and corporations to make their online portals accessible on the World Wide Web. Hosting providers are firms that offer disk space on a web hosting server stored in a data center facility and ensure constant website availability.

Where do you begin?

The World Wide Web is a vital staple in every individual's everyday life. It gives you the possibility to earn extra cash, but can also be a main source of revenue. In order to incorporate commercials on your web page or to advertise a commodity that you sell, you invariably need a hosting service, which will guarantee that your online portal is protected and constantly accessible. But how do you discover one that is affordably priced and yet trustworthy enough?

The shared hosting solution

Starter
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$5.00 / month
Business
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$6.25 / month
 

The solution web hosting service providers have brought forth is called shared hosting. With the shared hosting solution, numerous hosting account owners are accommodated on the very same web hosting server. There are harsh restrictions on the system resources that each web hosting account can in fact make use of, thus making certain that they do not meddle with each other. The shared solution offers satisfactory performance and is more affordably priced than, let's say, a dedicated server, which is utilized by only one customer. The shared web hosting solution enables shared hosting distributors to offer their clients reasonable prices. It usually comes with easy-to-use Control Panel software, as is the case with the server that we at The Edge of Eternity Networks provide, and enables everyone to administer their websites without bothering about server installation and maintenance tasks, which are taken care of solely by the hosting company.

Virtual private servers hosting

With the virtual private servers hosting solution, on the other hand, you share a physical machine with other VPS hosting server customers, but you are allocated a dedicated share of the system resources. The Virtual Private Server hosting solution is the middle ground between the much more affordably priced shared hosting solution and the more high-priced dedicated web server hosting solution, and is a very appropriate option for anyone who wants to set up, for instance, a live streaming web site or a community web portal. The fact that you have to take care of the web server configuration settings and software updates yourself is somewhat of a disadvantage, but this could also be a great asset if you indeed need to implement some server configuration modifications - something that would be unthinkable on a shared web server.

Dedicated Servers

Dedicated servers are in most cases much more high-priced than shared web hosting or virtual server web hosting solutions. You might ask why would anyone use a dedicated server then? The answer is rather simple. If your corporation has a content-heavy web page, or just has very precise web server architecture and security requirements, the wisest choice would be a dedicated web server that you or your admins can manage directly. For somebody who is inclined to invest in safety and stability, the bigger price is not a problem. You receive full root privileges and can utilize 100% of the web server's resources without anyone else availing of these resources and intervening with your sites.