LEVELS OF WEB HOSTING SERVICE - SHARED WEB HOSTING
Shared hosting (sometimes called 'virtual hosting')
is the most basic
and the most popular of all web hosting services.
service provider places several (sometimes quite a few)
web sites on a single powerful machine. Each customer
can configure one or more domains on this computer
and these domains often "map" to the same IP address.
Because computing resources and bandwidth are shared,
web hosting providers may impose restrictions on what
customers can and can not do with their web sites.
Typical restrictions include:
If any of those features are important to you, you should
consult the provider you're choosing before signing up.
- Restrictions on the type of CGI scripts that
can be run on a shared server.
- "Cap" on the maximum bandwidth consumption by
any one particular web site.
- No root-level access to web server.
- Restrictions on other kinds of servers - for
example, database server.
Main Characteristics Of Shared Hosting
Cost: low (typically below $50/month)
Equipment investment: none
Degree of control: low or medium