Busting The Myths Of Shared Web Hosting
Shared web hosting takes into confidence many users availing this service and thus there is division of control. For those seeking a more dedicated service for itself with better control over the services, this service is not choice able. Shared web hosting uses a control panel which is based on the web like cPanel, DirectAdmin, InterWorx etc. The control panel system can be sold to other users and also be self created. All of these are perfectly legal as long all parties are consenting.
This form of hosting is relatively cheaper as compared to other forms thus the investment needed is significantly lower. The services are competent enough to make it reliable in the market. Even though the speeds may not compare to a dedicated server hosting the services provided at this cost are up to expectations of the client IT firms. With every form of web hosting came up proclamations made by the server itself or otherwise about the performance and features in the form of hosting. Some of them held true while most other proved to be bluffs.
Bad Neighborhood- The Problem
Many believe that shared hosting speed drops are owing to over consumption of RAM, disk input- output, network etc. This although initially true has now been taken care of by most shared web hosting services. It is true that over usage of RAM can in fact cause the server to over perform causing stagnation of the performance or reduced processing speeds. This however can be mitigated by addition of RAM or increasing other memory.
Limited Support for New Software
Many believe that shared web hosting cannot support newer software installed in them. This is false because shared hosting is indeed capable of implementing new software provided they are accepted. This means that the applications must not use up too much of resources. The memory of these servers is updated regularly.
Shared Hosting is Obsolete
People also believe that shared web hosting is outdated when compared to other forms of hosting. The fact is any good shared web hosting site will implement all the updated tools and applications in its server but of course keeping in mind the consumption of resources involved. The shared web hosting servers also keep a regular check on the updates available and install them.
Problems Due to Populating the Server
Most people are of the belief that shared web hosting can be a time taking and ridden with other problems owing to the large client base. They think that the progress of a website is hindered by shared web hosting. The truth is that although the speed may not be comparable to a dedicated server, it is still quite efficient. There are no hassles regarding population on the server. The host will optimize the number of clients in accordance to the available space and not exceed the optimum level. The shared hosting services also allow creation of backup in the web site itself. This is thus also helpful in preventing data losses.
This is a guest article written by Sathish, an Online Marketer who works with Nethosting, a Dedicated Hosting company.