I’m a WordPress developer whose primary purpose is to build websites without writing code. My main focus is to create simple, beautiful web applications that make the website experience easy for users and the website administrator. Although my initial goal of building something more complicated and better than what I am currently already writing has not been fulfilled yet, the process of creating this site and updating it with new content is still ongoing. This has led me to look into shared hosting. With shared hosting, you can host multiple sites on a single, scalable server. Let’s take a closer look at this concept.
What is Share Hosters?
Shared hosting, as its name suggests, is a form of online hosting where web pages are hosted by other websites on the same network, allowing them to share resources such as files. Websites on different networks, though, are often unable to access each others’ file systems, or worse, are limited in their ability to customize their own customizations.
Shared hosts who host many websites at once have the advantage over an individual site because they can pool them together and run parallel websites simultaneously. You can also combine your website and blog in a single domain as well, providing your readers with a variety of different sources of information and even different content depending on which aspect of your business they are reading.
Shared Hosting Comes Together!
When you’re working with shared hosting services, you know all the advantages that come along with it. A shared hosting server provides you with one source of information that allows you to provide separate, separate web services on different servers, giving each of you an opportunity to improve upon your web design.
To use this method of shared hosting you simply need to configure each website on the server you want to work with and link both of your sites together. All in all, this is an excellent way to host several websites on one server. One thing about this method however is that it doesn’t allow for you to personalize your application or for the websites themselves to be customized for specific needs. Sharing means sharing a server so that all your websites are on the exact same hardware and software.
Shared Hosting Benefits
Shared hosting is a very flexible method of building web applications. It doesn’t matter if you are running several websites on the same machine, you don’t even need to be part of the whole solution. As long as all the content in the program is identical across all the websites you are using then there is no problem whatsoever with sharing one host server.
If you want to go beyond this single-machine, multi-website setup and have all your websites utilize cloud storage so that they can all work from anywhere then sharing one server will definitely be helpful. Here are some benefits that you may find when using shared hosting to build websites:
Simple to Use – The more time you spend on developing your project and the more complex it gets, the harder it will be to maintain your website and your visitors to it. When you run out of content, for example, because of lack of images, you’ll end up having to ask yourself why your website isn’t the best site anymore. Then, the only option left is to transfer the page to another server and start again. But when you do this the majority of the traffic will be lost.
Using shared hosting, you won’t lose any potential audience because they’ll get a consistent piece of your site back instead. Quick Deployment – Just like other forms of internet-based web services, you can deploy your website quickly and easily – you don’t need to wait until the last minute before you upload your webpage and start utilizing the site with your social media channels. Also, when you build a unique website and add its own social media feeds, you’ve got to pay for a particular package that costs money every month. However, the additional effort that comes with starting a website and adding the extra social media feeds and content to that website can pay off hugely. Easily Accessible Content – When you add content to a website of your choice, you typically have two options to choose from. Either create a “one-click” payment for it immediately (if the customer agrees with your terms) or give it free to customers who sign up. Both these options are great, but you may notice that sharing your content with a whole group of people makes things much easier.
You could also offer your service without charge to customers in exchange for a small fee for each person who registers for your newsletter or affiliate program. Low Cost – Since using multiple websites for distributed social media feeds is quite costly compared to normal marketing campaigns, using shared hosting for your websites would benefit your overall bottom line greatly. High Availability – Due to the nature of shared hosting being a database and file system based system that is shared between multiple servers across the world, your website is automatically available to other websites so you shouldn’t have to worry about losing the source of information in case one of your websites goes down. Server Maintenance – In addition to the above benefits, there’s also one less concern than most people might think regarding shared hosting.
Your servers as well as your entire hosting environment will always remain stable, even when your website isn’t on. That doesn’t mean that you can’t ever change anything to improve your site but it does mean that fewer changes to your server would have serious repercussions for performance and stability. Data Storage – You can choose to store your content on your own, on a dedicated hosting space, or on another shared server.
Each you may choose offers quite different data storage solutions such as HDD drives or CDs. If you have to store a large amount of content on your computer, a flash drive is a way to go. There’s really no reason for your website/content if none of it is stored within one server. So to keep things as simple and reliable as possible, choose a secure, high scalability solution like Amazon RDS. For the sake of simplicity, we don’t have much of an issue when it comes to sharing websites. We can easily maintain our own server and have complete control over the servers, meaning they stay stable and our website is never down.
There are plenty of reasons to consider moving away from shared hosting. Once you have built out your own platform, you can modify the server configuration as needed and also make your own modifications to your site to suit any updates, new features, or upgrades you may choose to implement. In turn, by changing configuration settings, you will have complete control over how your client-side looks and feels.
All this means that you have complete flexibility in setting things up for yourself with minimum effort and no need to rely on anyone else’s suggestions. But don’t let that fool you. The only time you’re likely to get the answer from someone other than yourself is for the first time they see your website for the first time. They probably aren’t very impressed because there’s no actual traffic, so their experience and opinions will change when they view your website. And even then, the answer from your server might not always be accurate, so you’ll have to question whether or not or not their answer is true. Some companies offering cloud server environments and cPanel services recommend upgrading to premium packages if you haven’t already. These offerings often offer unlimited bandwidth and disk space, which gives those users significant cost savings.
In conclusion, shared hosting is an exceptional product, especially when it comes to designing out complex web applications that require many backend technologies. It’s easy to understand and works very well for companies that don’t necessarily want to write code as a part of their operations. And if you choose to share your website with lots of other websites, you’ll have everything you need for your web development needs covered. This method of web development allows you to create an entirely customized web application. Plus, it allows you to scale up and develop a solid portfolio of projects for later on with ease.