Understanding Shared Hosting
As name suggest, shared hosting is a type of hosting server where multiple web site used to share the same resource.
In Shared hosting, hosting service provider serves the same server for multiple Web sites, each having its own Internet domain name.
Most Web hosting companies provide shared hosting. Although shared hosting is a less expensive and this is most recommended hosting for startup business and personal website or blog.
But it is usually not sufficient for Web sites with high traffic.
This is generally the most economical option for hosting, as the overall cost of server maintenance is amortized over many customers.
Shared hosting usually has usage limits and hosting providers should have extensive reliability features in place.
Shared hosting services typically offer basic web statistics support, email and web mail services, auto script installations, updated PHP and MySQL, basic after-sale technical support that is included with a monthly subscription.
It also typically uses a web-based control panel system. Most of the large hosting companies use their own custom developed control panel. Control panels and web interfaces can cause controversy however, since web hosting companies sometimes sell the right to use their control panel system to others. Attempting to recreate the functionality of a specific control panel is common.