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Old 02-12-2008, 01:35 AM
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What is Shared Web Hosting all about?


A shared web hosting service refers to a web hosting service where many websites reside on one web server connected to the Internet. Each site is placed on its own partition, on the server to keep it separate from other sites. It is most economical option for hosting as many people share the overall cost of server maintenance. This is generally affordable web hosting solution for small business.

Right from website designing to hosting it over the net, the whole process of building a successful web business is completed in the following stages:
1. Buying a Domain
2. Choosing a reliable Host
3. Designing your professional website
4. Promoting your website
5. Generating Revenue from your website

Shared web Hosting A good solution:

Shared hosting is good if you want your site online within 24 hours, you are short on technical experience, and you want affordable hosting solutions. The best thing about shared web hosting solution is that it offers the benefits of high performance web hosting services, while sharing a powerful web server with several others.



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Old 02-12-2008, 07:00 AM
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A shared web hosting service refers to a web hosting service where many websites reside on one web server connected to the Internet. Each site is placed on its own partition, on the server to keep it separate from other sites.
This is incorrect.
Typically shared accounts are all on one partition, not on separate partitions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_partitioning

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Old 02-12-2008, 07:22 AM
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It's better to make it "placed on its own home directory"

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Old 02-12-2008, 08:18 PM
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I think thre're rich resources about shared hosting here:

http://www.webhostingtalk.com/wiki/Shared_hosting

Do we need redefine again?

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Old 04-24-2008, 02:43 AM
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All of them are just the same. In a linux shared server each of customer's account are partitioned or just inside a directory. Then under 1 directory customer can create another subdirectory so he can organize his domains. Assigning each domain to a sub-directory.

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Old 04-25-2008, 10:37 AM
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Just to note also, shared hosting is the highest risk (in terms of potential for failures) form of hosting that is because all the resources are shared with all of the other users of the server therefore thoughless or intentional resource over use by any other user of the server will effect all other sites hosted on the server.

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Old 04-28-2008, 11:48 AM
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Just to note also, shared hosting is the highest risk (in terms of potential for failures) form of hosting that is because all the resources are shared with all of the other users of the server therefore thoughless or intentional resource over use by any other user of the server will effect all other sites hosted on the server.
True, almost all of my server slowdowns that affect all users are attributable to a few users hogging resources and bandwidth or some miscreant spamming the server.

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Old 06-20-2008, 02:31 AM
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i think they r on different partitions otherwise what is diff between normal hosting and shared?

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Old 06-20-2008, 03:44 AM
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if you have your own normal hosting like you have your own home server or dedicated server then you can have full control on all aspects of hosting. Unlike on a shared hosting you have limited access to the server or has limited features. Most of the shared hosting has restrictions. If the specific server is down all of the customer's websites hosted will be affected.

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Old 07-08-2008, 07:02 AM
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i think they r on different partitions otherwise what is diff between normal hosting and shared?

If the server is partioned then it would be more like VPS. The very fact the the server is not partioned makes it a shared enviornment. VPS is where every partion could be treated as a separate server and can be independently booted.

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Old 09-02-2008, 02:12 AM
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as stated before,

each file is actually placed in its own folder.


VPS's are on its own partition per say.

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Old 10-03-2008, 10:48 AM
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So, do shared hosts basically give each user their own public_html folder?

Is there a specific benefit to partitioning the disk area per account, or is the main advantage still just that VPSs put fewer people on each machine?

Seems to melike the lines between shared and VPS is blurring as servers are able to deliver more resources and more shared hosting companies are offering higher end plans, too.

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Old 10-08-2008, 04:15 PM
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Yea VPS are on its own independent partitions I believe

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Old 10-11-2008, 12:36 PM
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Shared hosting accounts are all on a single partition. VPS can go either way. VPS shares resources.

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Old 07-23-2009, 04:10 PM
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VPS is not right for every person. For your business shared hosting may be the best solution. Ultimately it depends on what you want exactly.

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