Shared hosting enables a single server to be used by multiple websites. You’ll usually have no idea who or what websites you’re sharing a server’s resources with. Usually, each customer will have a limit on the total amount of server resources they can use, but your hosting package will define this.
The cheapest and most economical option for your needs is easily shared hosting. The cheap price, however, comes with constraints, which we’ll get down to below. Since most hosting companies offer the same amount of space and storage, choosing a company you can trust is important.
Advantages of Shared Hosting
It’s by far the cheapest hosting option you’re going to have available. The usual price for this style of hosting will range from $2.99-$9.99.
Most hosting companies have multiple levels of hosting available, so you can upgrade your hosting package with time. This makes shared hosting a great place to start.
Shared hosting usually comes equipped with a built-in cPanel, which makes it easy to manage your site.
No technical maintenance needs to be done on your end to the server, as this is usually included in part of your hosting package.
Disadvantages of Shared Hosting
The load time can be a lot slower than dedicated servers.
The server can become overburdened by other sites that are sharing the server.
As your site begins to receive higher levels of traffic you’ll begin to notice that your site might begin to perform much worse.
You never quite know who your neighbors are. Although rare, it is possible for other sites on the server to pose a risk to your own site.
There’s a lack of customization options to truly get the highest level of performance from your website.