Call now! (ID:206623)+1-855-211-0932
HomeHosting ArticlesWhat Exactly is Shared Website Hosting?

What Exactly is Shared Website Hosting?

The most archetypal and frequently utilized type of web hosting is the hosting solution. It constitutes a means to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and administrating a web server. In addition to this, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. However, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$5.17 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$5.92 / month

As the name implies, the hosting service is a type of service where a lot of customers share the resources of the same web hosting server. This goes to say that all hosting server constituents like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards etc. are allocated among the customers whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mostly rendered viable by creating different accounts for the separate clients and applying specific limitations and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are assigned in order to restrain the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overloading. Usually, hosting users do not have full root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which primarily means that they do not have access to anything else on the server beside their very own web hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may resort to are determined by the web hosting supplier that owns the hosting server and by the given web hosting plan. That paves the way for the second important question:

How are the shared web hosting servers split among the users?

Web hosting suppliers that supply hosting plans typically have diverse website hosting packages. Those packages offer diverse quotas of hosting features and specs, which in fact define the restrictions that a web hosting plan will include. The client may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The web hosting package will then define what limits the client's account will involve, once created. The prices and the specifications of the web hosting plans are set by the very hosting company. Based on the policy of the provider, the hosting service falls into two types - the free hosting solution and the normal shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" suppliers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to allege, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are subject to the business policy of the specific provider and, of course, the requirements of the given customer.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the typical hosting service?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they provide. Free website hosting providers are not able to keep an enormous amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they simply accommodate more clients on a single server by lowering the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the hosting servers are monitored and tackled properly, because the huge amount of accounts may make the server crash on a regular basis. The majority of the free web hosting providers, however, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's very difficult to discover a free of cost website hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting vendors usually offer free technical support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their web portals to grow bigger so that they eventually move to a paid web hosting plan, which offers more website hosting resources. One such provider, for instance, is, which is among the biggest and oldest free website hosting corporations in the world.

At the same time, traditional hosting vendors like us, are able to maintain a lot of servers and so, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting package, however, does not automatically imply that this solution has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. What's more, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of charge-free web site templates. As a website hosting firm, we do look after our good name and this is the reason why if you select us, you can be assured that you won't get deceived into paying for a solution that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I expect from a hosting solution?

The hosting service is best for persons who desire to host a standard web portal, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business develops, your site will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual private web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a web hosting company, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a different distributor, which can cause web site problems and even prolonged downtime for your web page. If you pick JaxHost Website Hosting as your web hosting company, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will save you lots of difficulties in the long run.