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    Lightbulb Shared Hosting Advantages and Disadvantages

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Shared Hosting

    1. Cost Effectiveness
    The fact that shared web hosting is usually offered at extremely an affordable rate is perhaps its biggest advantage. With as little as $5-$10, you can tremendously benefit from shared hosting services. What is more, one can manage to acquire sufficient space more so because of the stiff competition due to the many web hosting firms in the market. Nowadays, getting up to 40GB storage is not impossible in shared hosting.

    2. Customisation
    Even though resources in shared hosting are shared among several users, the website is still managed by the webmaster using control panel tools. The control panel is user friendly and a powerful tool that can help you customise your website. The control panels help users to manage a range of features such as uploading files and images, as well as checking site statistics. This means that shared hosting also allows you some amount of customisation.

    3. Convenience
    We all want convenience when running our daily errands and this includes website management. With shared hosting, your web hosting will be managed by highly professional and well skilled experts and, therefore, grant you adequate convenience. This means that you can concentrate on running your web business.

    4. Efficiency

    Among the most crucial aspects as far as web hosting is concerned is the disk space and bandwidth given by the servers. It is the bandwidth that helps business owners run their businesses efficiently. As stated earlier, you can get adequate bandwidth with shared hosting, which you can use to add more resources on your site.

    These are some of the advantages that surround shared web hosting. Even though it has some disadvantages as you will see below, your choice is all dependent on your business requirements. Let us now consider the disadvantages of shared web hosting:

    5. Crashes
    This is actually a cold hard truth that must be let out in the open, unfortunately. Even though you can easily get a respectable web hosting provider, dependability of shared hosting has always been questionable. In spite of all the proactive measures put in place, the act of putting thousands of websites on one server exposes the machine to failure.

    6. Performance
    Performance of your website can also be an issue in shared hosting. Let us utilize a simple example, something that actually happens all the time. Suppose you are experiencing moderate traffic on your website and another user in the server experiences a sudden increase of traffic. That userís sudden change in traffic can have a direct impact on the performance of your website making it take forever to load pages. This can be extremely frustrating to your visitors who may opt to seek information elsewhere.

    7. Security
    With cybercrime rising on a daily basis, it is necessary to ensure that your website is secured. Unfortunately, security is another critical aspect in shared hosting. Perhaps this problem has been accelerated by the freedom webmasters receive from hosting companies.

    It only takes one of the webmasters in the shared hosting environment to misuse HT Access or any other sensitive element to cause all kinds of chaos on the server. This could give intruders access to your data, especially if you are not proficient in programming languages. What is more, if worst comes to worst, your website could be blacklisted if issues of malpractice are recognised on the server.

  2. #2
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    Jun 2016
    Very informative and good post.

  3. #3
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    Feb 2014
    Highlights of the features of shared web hosting

    Includes system administration
    Requires more consistent features to be in place
    Consists of control panel system
    Responsible for installing servers, managing servers, security updates, technical support etc
    Based on Linux and Apache, parts of LAMP, software bundle
    FreeBSD or Windows based solutions

  4. #4
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    Nov 2014
    Very nicer post and useful to all to get good information about shared hosting thanks for sharing with us

  5. #5
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    Apr 2017
    When it comes to the disadvantages of shared hosting, the biggest problem is the limited resources at your disposal. Sharing a server is sharing system resources with other users on one physical machine and therefore every user has some restrictions on their service. For example, if any of the users on the shared server uses a lot of traffic, CPU cycles, email capabilities etc, you or other individuals on the same machine are likely to experience worse shared hosting performance. Another downside is the inability to install modules and programs on the server that you need in order to run your own web site and scripts. The shared server is maintained by the companies’ administrators in a way that aims to satisfy the majority of our clients’ needs while ensuring the safety and stability of the server itself. This restriction may cause you problems if you need a module for your scripts that is not installed.

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