By now, you might already know that it is essential for all businesses to have websites. It is an effective tool you can use to spread the word about your business, and help in the growth of your brand. However, the hosting costs that come with owning a site can be a huge impediment for business owners to take advantage of website ownership.
Fortunately, there is a solution to this obstacle by deciding to use shared hosting. It is more affordable, and many vendors use it to help businesses set up their web presence in a quick and easy way. This kind of hosting has its own downsides particularly if you are expecting high traffic. Otherwise, it is modestly scalable, inexpensive, accessible, and doesn’t need you to understand web design before creating a great website.
As the name suggests, shared hosting is the sharing of a server by multiple websites. The number can range from tens, hundreds, or even thousands depending on the provider. Websites share the resources on the server and the hosting provider is in charge of maintaining, and also owns the servers. The user is at liberty to have as many sites as they wish as long as they do not exceed the limits the server owner has put in place.
While the server owner handles the security and upgrades of the servers, the website buyers are responsible for running their own sites, often with the plugins and scripts that are installable from the vendor. That said, here are some of the benefits to expect from shared hosting.
The low price tag is the main motivator for those who choose shared hosting. Typically, it costs under five dollars on a monthly basis to have a website. The promotional rates are often cheaper than the standard rates, but in general, they are still cheaper compared to other site hosting options. Besides sharing, another contributor to cheap prices is few features. But these are still enough for setting up a small website and maintaining it.
Simple to Use
Shared web hosting comes while readily available with a server space that is set up ready to accommodate several websites. All you need is a simple configuration and your site will be up and running. Meaning, you don’t need expertise in IT to make a functional site. The web hosting company will provide a control panel (CP) to help you manage everything on the website. The CP will assist you to configure, set up, and tailor-make the site for the target audience.