Never hosted a website before? Shared Web Hosting is a perfect place to start. It's safe, secure, and relatively maintenance-free as the server is managed by the hosting provider in the majority of the cases. In shared web hosting, many websites reside on one web server sharing the same resources. Other users on the same server can't access your stuff, but you do share resources like physical hard drives and RAM.
Shared hosting is very popular as it is by far a much cheaper web hosting option compared to a VPS or a dedicated server. However, the low price comes with limitations, but some plans that we've listed are tremendous.
Since most hosting companies will offer the same amount of space and storage, it's important to choose a web host, you can trust. You usually have a limit on the total amount of server resources they can use, but this will be defined by your hosting package. It is advised not to host your business or eCommerce website on a shared hosting account. It allows small and medium-sized businesses to build and manage a website without detailed knowledge of servers, email, or databases.
- Shared hosting is, by far, the cheapest hosting option available. The Monthly cost of shared hosting ranges from $2.99 to $9.99.
- No need for in-depth knowledge of the server as the maintenance is taken care of by the hosting provider. So it is also called hassle-free hosting.
- Very limited resources are provided so not suited for business or ecommerce websites.
- You do not have control over the server, so you can not install your own applications or make changes in server settings.