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Shared Hosting

by Jimmy Sturo

Websites are practically housed on servers. These servers are computers that have been programmed to respond to every call for data from cyberspace. Every server owns individual IP addresses consisting of four numbers that are separated by dots.

Shared hosting is one of the most common hosting types. It refers to plan that enrolls websites in one server that share the same allocations and assets provided by one computer system.

Shared hosting puts several websites into equally divided disk space, IP addresses and bandwidth. The web host administers equal allocation of bandwidth and disk spaces per month for all websites, and any excess is relatively sanctioned with penalty charges. The sites that are pushed to their limits are sometimes closed down. Web hosts do this to provide adequate service to every shared site.

There are risks in shared hosting. Web hosts that maneuver shared hosting ensure an ample amount of traffic that each of the sites receives. When a particular shared host’s server is frequently visited, the traffic will respond at a much slower pace. If a website requires high traffic, committing to a dedicated server can be a better option.

Any activity that is engaged in by neighboring websites affects everything within the server’s province. It acts like a domino effect. If one of the neighboring websites runs a program script that is corrupted or banned out of spamming strategies, everyone enrolled in the same IP address encounters the same problem.

In general, shared hosting is cheaper than other hosting types since the operating cost of one server is equally divided among a number of clients. In most cases, shared hosting fees are as little as $2 in a month. But you have to search for web hosting companies that meet your requirements.

Monday, Sep 4th, 2006