Advantages and Disadvantages of Shared Web Hosting

by Nithya 2010-11-24 21:22:38

Advantages and Disadvantages of Shared Web Hosting

Shared web hosting is economical and affordable for webmasters. It is suitable for people who want to host small websites. Since shared hosting is easy to manage, they are suitable for beginners.

Shared web hosting is just as reliable as dedicated hosting. Below is a brief overview of the advantages and disadvantages of shared web hosting

Shared web hosting is cheap. It costs around $10 per month. If your website is new, it won't get a lot of traffic so you can use shared web hosting.

Most shared hosting plans are equipped with Cpanel hosting. Cpanel is the standard control panel for web hosting plan. It simplify the process of managing your website. With Cpanel, you can easily create email accounts, add domains, install blogs and forums and etc.

As years passed by, your site will expand and increase in the traffic volume. Once your site is starting to receive enormous traffic, you must move it to a dedicated hosting plan. Alternatively, you can sign up for the virtual private server. Virtual private server offers many similar features as a dedicated hosting plan.

Customers of virtual private hosting plan will be assigned with larger data space and bandwidth limit. If you sign up for shared hosting, you can upgrade anytime to premium hosting plan such as dedicated hosting or virtual private hosting plan. When choosing a web hosting company, make sure it offers premium hosting so that you can upgrade your shared hosting plan in the future if necessary.

Shared hosting allows you to host multiple domains. Some shared hosting package offers customers the ability to host unlimited domains.

However, shared hosting also has its disadvantages. If you use shared hosting, your website will experience frequent down times. Since your website is sharing resources with other websites hosted on the server, the loading time for your site will be slower.

Shared hosting makes your site vulnerable to getting blacklisted on the search engine. If someone upload spammy sites to the shared hosting server, your site will be affected as well. The search engine will ban the IP address of the spammy websites. Since websites hosted on the shared server share the same IP address, your site will also be banned by the search engine. Once your site is banned, it will be deindexed from the search engine. It is difficult to get the site rank in the search engine after it is banned.

These were the few advantages and disadvantages of Shared Web Hosting. Hopefully, this will let you decide if Shared Hosting will work for you or not.

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