Shared hosting means the resources of the server are allotted to many webmasters. A shared hosting server can host up to few thousands websites, which share the same resources including CPU, bandwidth and data space. Because a shared hosting server can be allotted to thousands of webmasters, the cost of a shared hosting package is also very low. This makes it suitable for online entrepreneurs who have just launched their businesses. Shared hosting plan can be used to host small to medium websites that receive up to 5,000 visitors per day.
It is easy to set up your website on a shared hosting. Usually, the shared hosting includes a control panel such as cPanel, Plesk or other types of control panels which allow you to monitor the different aspects of your website. You don’t have to maintain the server or fix any issue when the server is not working properly. The web host has a professional team that will be responsible of maintaining the server to ensure that it operates smoothly so that the websites will enjoy good uptime.
Shared hosting is not as unreliable as many people have complained. If you sign up the shared hosting plan with a reputable web hosting company, there is a very low chance that the hackers will gain access into the server and hack your websites. If you sign up with a non established web hosting company, your website will probably be hacked again and again because of the low security system. It is important to do research on the reviews of different web hosting companies so that you will not waste your money on a low quality shared hosting plan.
You can get a shared hosting plan for $5 – $15 per month depending on which web hosting company you sign up with. Sometimes, when there are promotions, you will get big discount so that the shared hosting plan will cost you only half the usual price. This normally occurs during holiday seasons such as Black Friday and Christmas. The web hosting company will release new coupon codes from time to time so that you can expect to get discount for the shared hosting plan throughout the year.
When shopping for a shared hosting plan, be sure to check the description of the hosting plan to find out detailed information about its features such as bandwidth, numbers of domains allowed, bonuses, cpanel, support for CMS such as wordpress and drupal and etc. In this way, you know whether it meets your needs.