What Is Shared Hosting?

Shared hosting plans are comprised of one physical server that hosts multiple websites. Each website that is housed on a dedicated server shares the server’s resources with one another.

Shared Versus Dedicated

The main difference between a shared hosting plan and a dedicated hosing server is performance. Dedicated servers are great for websites that receive a large amount of web traffic who also need a large amount of resources to sustain optimal website speed. A Website on a shared hosting plan will never be as fast as a website on a dedicate server because it will always have to share its resources.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ever buy a shared hosting plan.

Performance Information

When compared to VPS or dedicated servers, shared hosting has the worst performance.

The Drawbacks

Sharing resources with other websites can sometimes lead to a decrease in website speed and performance. Sometimes hosting providers allow too many websites on one server which could make the lack of performance very noticible.

Other Information

Even though websites on shared hosting plans lack in performance, they are the most cost effective and affordable option. In fact, most website owners are actually on shared hosting plans. Feel free to check out the price of our dedicated servers and you’ll understand why.

Who Should Use It?

People who are just starting out or those who have a limited amount of web traffic for the time being would benefit the most from a shared hosting plan.

It is also recommended that users who do not know how to properly setup a dedicated server use either a shared hosting plan or a VPS.

Shared Hosting FAQ's

Is Shared Hosting a Good Option For WordPress?

Shared hosting can still be a great option for WordPress, especially if you're just starting out.

Is Shared Hosting Affordable?

Yes. Shared hosting is very affordable, especially when compared to dedicated servers and VPS hosting.

Will Shared Hosting Make My Website Slow?

Not necessarily, no. Website performance also depends very much on the person that builds the website.

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