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What is Shared Hosting?

You have a concept that you desire to turn into a website? Your first move should be to uphold your inspiration and find a spot for your website on the Internet so that it will be constantly available for the whole world to see.

Where should you host your web page?

Since the number of websites on the World Wide Web has risen exponentially in the last couple of years, the demand for hosting services has also lead to the birth of incalculable shared hosting suppliers. These are companies that offer you data storage space for your own web site on their servers.

Sorts of hosting services

The ambit of hosting services fluctuates hugely, so do the demands of the website possessors. The most basic type of web hosting is the small-size file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web-based web hosting Control Panel. A lot of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer this service free of cost. Personal website proprietors and corporations can also obtain web hosting services from different web hosting providers. Personal website hosting services are typically either free, advertisement-supported, or modestly priced. Business website hosting services usually are more expensive, but due to the big rivalry on the market, a growing number of web hosting service providers, like us at Enterprise Technology, furnish business website hosting services at reduced prices and with flexible billing cycles.

Kinds of web sites and their prerequisites

The free web hosting platform is usually sufficient for personal websites like portfolios or online diaries. A more popular site, such as a community portal or a corporate site, necessitates a more advanced web hosting package that offers database support and web application development platforms (including PHP). If you would like to build an e-shop, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the hosting solutions provider of your choice. Today, SSL certificates are provided by the majority of hosting suppliers.

The web hosting Control Panel

The web hosting solutions provider normally also provides a web hosting Control Panel tool for administering your website files, mail addresses, mail aliases, domains, DNS records, etc.

Service stability

When choosing a hosting plan, website accessibility is a very vital factor. The accessibility of a web site is measured on a yearly basis by taking into consideration the time when the website is publicly available and viewable online. Network and service uptime guarantees, therefore, should be attentively taken into account when signing up for a hosting plan. You should re-examine the SLAs and the Terms & Conditions of the hosting solutions provider of your choice in advance. Reading online reviews from current customers is also a pretty reasonable step before you decide to sign up.

The shared hosting platform

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$5.50 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$10.00 / month

The most popular and inexpensive type of web hosting service is the shared web hosting solution. It includes 24-7-365 support, which is an enormous plus for customers who do not want to cope with server maintenance tasks, but could also obstruct clients who would like to exert more control over the web server. For such users, a virtual private servers or a dedicated servers would be more suitable. Most popular applications and scripts work fine on a shared hosting server. Additionally, the shared hosting solution is less expensive than other kinds of web hosting solutions, such as the dedicated hosting, since the web hosting plans provider divides the server among numerous customers. The shared web hosting platform typically involves resource usage restrictions that guarantee that the separate users do not intervene with each other and that the shared web server remains stable.

Managing your shared hosting account

Shared hosting plans usually include a web-based web hosting Control Panel interface, such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, etc. The majority of the large-size web hosts, again like us at Enterprise Technology, use their own custom-made web hosting Control Panel.

Web server maintenance

With the shared website hosting platform, the hosting services provider is responsible for managing the web and email servers, for installing server software, software updates and patches, and for providing tech support to its customers. The majority of web servers are based on the Linux Operating System. The web hosting provider's system administrators are responsible for keeping the Operating System up to date, unless you have a dedicated web hosting server and full root privileges.