What is Shared Hosting?

With a shared hosting platform, hundreds of clients and their websites are hosted on the same server. Therefore, they are sharing the same resources. Every client has dedicated amount of features at a certain capacity such as disk space, traffic, bandwidth, the amount of email accounts available. However, the power of the server and its resources, such as RAM and CPU are shared among all clients.

Shared hosting is considered one of the most affordable and eco-friendly options in running a website. As opposed to each website dedicated to one server, they share the resources with other websites. Many websites do not need the capabilities of just one server, but rather a fraction of it. Also, by opting for shared hosting, the cost of building and maintaining the server such as electricity and raw materials are shared with other clients with websites.

The most significant advantage of shared web hosting is affordability. Without shared hosting, a client would have to absorb the costs of using a hosting service by themselves. With shared hosting the cost is shared. This is advantageous for individuals who only need a limited amount of resources for their site. Therefore, sharing the resources of one large server that possesses a lot of power is the optimal choice. In addition to affordability, there are also other advantages as well.

Shared hosting is ideal for individuals who want a more hands-off approach to maintaining and administrating a server. Shared hosting services have a control panel feature that makes setting up and promoting your website easy and intuitive.

Although shared hosting is appropriate for many clients, it is not perfect for everyone. The main group of clients who would see shared hosting as an ideal solution are clients with advanced technical experience. These individuals tend to be highly skilled professionals in the field of technology. These professionals need to have the ability to perform custom configurations and have a large amount of resources at their disposal for their website, web applications and services. With shared hosting, the capabilities that they need are limited because it must be shared with others. Therefore, there are a large amount of applications and services that will require advanced services such as a Virtual Private Server (VPS) or Dedicated Server solution.

Company Information

Cingular, Inc.
121 South Orange Ave
Suite 1500
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (321) 473-6400
Toll Free: (855) 694-8489