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Shared Web Hosting Explained

Shared web hosting is a sort of online service that enables individuals and businesses to make their websites reachable on the Internet. Hosting service providers are firms that offer disk storage space on a server stored in a data center and guarantee uninterrupted website accessibility.

Where do you begin?

The World Wide Web has become a crucial component of every person's daily life. It offers you the chance to gain extra profit, but can also be a major source of revenue. In order to display ads on your web site or to promote goods that you sell, you invariably require a hosting service, which will make sure that your web page is secure and continually up and running. But how do you find one that is modestly priced and yet stable enough?

The shared hosting platform

Single Site
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$3.78 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$5.02 / month

The solution web hosting companies have brought forth is named shared hosting. With the shared web hosting solution, a lot of hosting account holders are accommodated on the same web server. There are stringent limitations on the system resources that each shared web hosting account can actually make use of, thus guaranteeing that they do not intervene with each other. The shared solution offers decent performance and is less expensive than, let's say, a dedicated web hosting server, which is used by just one single individual. The shared web hosting solution permits shared web hosting service providers to offer their customers cheap prices. It typically comes with easy-to-use web hosting Control Panel software, as is the case with the server that we at Comxen provide, and allows everyone to administer their websites without worrying about server configuration and maintenance tasks, which are entirely handled by the hosting service provider.

VPS web hosting

With the VPS web hosting solution, on the other hand, you share a physical machine with other virtual private web server customers, but you are allotted a dedicated share of the system resources. The private virtual server hosting solution is the middle ground between the much cheaper shared hosting solution and the more expensive dedicated hosting web server solution, and is a very good option for anyone who wants to run, for instance, an audio or video streaming site or a social networking web site. The fact that you need to take care of the web server configuration settings and software updates yourself is somewhat of a disadvantage, but this could also be a huge benefit if you indeed have to implement certain server configuration changes - something that would be inconceivable on a shared hosting web server.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

Dedicated web hosting servers are in most situations much more high-priced than shared web hosting or Virtual Private Server hosting solutions. You might ask why would anyone want to use a dedicated web hosting server then? The explanation is rather simple. If your firm has a high resource-absorbing web portal, or just has very exact server architecture and safety requirements, the proper choice is a dedicated hosting server that you or your techs can manage directly. For someone who is willing to invest in security and stability, the bigger price is of no importance. You gain full root-level access and can use 100% of the hosting server's system resources without anyone else using these system resources and interfering with your websites.