How Shared Hosting Works

Before you decide to subscribe to the best hosting service of your choice, it’s a good idea to first understand how shared hosting works. Because although many bloggers and website owners use it, not a few are still confused about how to divide the territory in this type of hosting.

As you know, shared hosting is one type of hosting provided by almost all hosting service providers , both hosting in Indonesia and internationally.

This type of hosting is very popular among beginner bloggers because of its affordable price despite the limitations of certain features.

But in order not to be confused when the hosting is paid, it is good that you first understand how shared hosting works in the following article.

What is Shared Hosting?

Simply put, the meaning of shared hosting is a hosting service that is used together with other users or website owners. This means that in one server, there will be 3 or 5 website owners who share in the same hosting server as seen in the illustration above.

Some shared hosting can even be used by dozens to dozens of users. Depending on how big the overall capacity of the hosting is and how much GB of web space is used by each user.

As mentioned before, shared hosting is very easy to find both from foreign and domestic hosting providers . You can even use some of them for free, without the need to subscribe or pay any fees.

How Does Shared Hosting Work?

As the name suggests, shared hosting is a type of hosting that is used for sharing alias sharing and in Indonesia is often referred to as shared hostings. So simply, the users of the hosting will be jointly paid for the maintenance and rental costs of one of the hosting.

As you know, renting one hosting costs a considerable amount. In addition, we will not use all the storage capacity in it.

Meanwhile, by sharing payments with internet users and other website owners, the cost is much cheaper. So that even bloggers who are still new and have no income can subscribe.

So how do you manage the storage allocation of each website owner?

Although most shared hosting will limit each user to the same storage, but some hosts can be used with different storage limits. And the one who sets the storage limit is the hosting provider .

So when you pay for a shared hostings subscription fee, the web host provider will create a special space for all the data and content you have. If you choose a hosting subscription with 500 mb of storage, then your web host provider will limit the account’s storage to 500 mb.

That way each customer can use the hosting with their own limit according to the subscription fee they pay. No one feels disadvantaged because it pays but storage is small and no one is prioritized because they can get large storage space at a small cost.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Shared Hosting

After knowing how shared hosting works, now is the time to understand what the advantages and disadvantages are. Because even though many people use it, it does not mean that this type of hosting is the best.

Therefore, let’s discuss what are the advantages and disadvantages of using this hostings.

Advantages of Shared Hosting

The main advantage of shared hosting is of course the affordable rental price. As mentioned earlier, bloggers who are just starting out and have not yet made any income can use this type of hosting.

In addition, shared hostings is very easy to use. Because it hardly requires any technical skills. In fact, most customer service from hosting providers are ready to install your website for free.

And with the way shared hostings works that has been limited by the web host provider , then you can also expand the storage capacity whenever desired. Unlike dedicated hosting which needs to migrate data and reset all content if you want to increase the storage capacity of the hosting.

Lack of Shared Hosting

For personal websites or content that only contains articles, shared hostings is arguably more than enough. Because even 5 Gb of storage will not run out, especially if you just fill the article on the website alone.

As for business websites and online stores, shared hosting may not be enough to accommodate all visitors to your blog and website content.

Although good for starters, sooner or later you will have to upgrade to a larger capacity and move all the data in the website to a new hosting medium.

In addition, shared hostings also has an average uptime of 90%. Although the server is rarely down, but usually there in 1 time in 1 month where the hosting can not be accessed by visitors to your website.

Such is the discussion of how shared hosting works. So although cheap, there are still some shortcomings that you can feel in this web hosting service.