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Shared hosting is a standard type of web hosting ideal for beginners who are starting out looking for a low cost hosting solution.
On a shared hosting package your website will not be the only website hosted on the server.
There will be other websites belonging to other companies or individuals.
By far and away the most popular type of hosting.
A physical server is used to host dozens, hundreds or even thousands of websites. The server’s main resources of hard drive, processor and memory (RAM) are shared amongst all of the websites on the server.
Once you outgrow this type of hosting and need something a bit more dedicated to yourself you can look at options like vps hosting or a dedicated server.
Shared is low cost, very easy and quick to get up and running. It is pretty much instant.
You just need to order a domain name, hosting and you can start publishing your site to the internet.
All of our hosting plans include website builder which is a great DIY tool for creating a website.
You can create a professional website with no technical knowledge.
There is nothing to donwload. You just use the web interface.
The main advantages of shared are the low cost and fast set up.
There are also a wide range of free or low cost applications that can be used with shared service.
The learning curve is not very steep and the end user is shielded from making complex server wide changes so it is recommended for beginners.
Because you are hosted on a server where there are other websites hosted too, if for some reason they started spamming the server ip could get blacklisted.
Most companies monitor this daily and make sure that their servers are never listed on blacklists.
You can avoid having this issue by having your own dedicated ip or upgrading to a virtual private server or dedicated server. Shared is restricted in that the end user does not have much room for customising certain core software on the server or for using particularly exotic software configurations. Overall though, most home users and small to medium sized businesses will find shared hosting to be the best choice for them. Why not check Pickaweb’s shared hosting plans from just £2.69
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Main Features Of Shared Plan
A Shared solution is ideal for one person or business who needs web space to run their personal or business website. They get access to a web hosting control panel (cPanel) where they can perform all of the necessary administration and management tasks required to run a website effectively.
For example they can set up and manage email accounts, access their Website Builder, create an SSL Certificate, setup MySQL databases or perform a backup of their website files. It is also possible with a shared plan to host more than one website.
For example if someone wanted to have two distinct, separate websites with different content then this can be achieved using an Addon Domain. The advantage of this is that costs can be reduced. However, this approach reaches its limits if the extra website is for another person and they need to administer the websites for any reason such as setting up emails, editing settings, etc.. This is where a reseller option has an advantage because it offers an additional layer of administration and management.
Main Features Of Reseller Option
A reseller solution is ideal for customers who either need to manage multiple websites for themselves or for web professionals who are selling hosting services to their clients. In these cases a reseller plan is a better choice because it provides a master administration area called Web Host Manager or WHM for short. With WHM the Reseller effectively becomes a hosting company and has all of the main features required to serve their customers with effective hosting services. They can create web hosting plans and allocate key resources such as disk space, bandwidth, addon domains, parked domains and plenty more besides. Each time they create a new account for their customers, each one has their own cPanel login.
This is a really important point because that means that each customer can self manage without asking for assistance to make small changes such as setting up email addresses or changing passwords. Each cPanel account is completely separate so a customer will never be able to see a list of the other customers on that reseller account. The Reseller also has additional ongoing control so that they can perform important administration tasks such as suspending hosting accounts or terminating them.