Understanding the Shared Webhosting

August 19, 2006 at 2:15 am 1 comment

 by Nophea Kim Phat (PhD)

Copyright © Dr. Nophea Kim Phat http://www.actnowforprofits.com/

This article is intended for online newbies.

If you are thinking of starting online home based business, shared webhsoting is the best option. Shared webhosting is an ideal for new online starters, individuals or small-to-medium scale businesses that cannot afford to have fast connection to the internet for their web site on their own. This is where the shared webhosting businesses come in. They provide the customers a way to outsource their Internet requirements in a more affordable way. Shared webhosting is housing and serving files for a web site.

Individuals and companies are allowed to share the cost of a fast Internet connection for serving files in the shared webhosting service allows. This is the basic, entry-level fee-based hosting service available to the customer. With shared webhosting clients are allowed to host their website on a powerful server at a minimal affordable monthly cost. Shared webhosting provides individual sites with connectivity and guaranteed uptime. Shared webhosting is designed to host small-scale e-commerce sites web pages. Shared webhosting is commonly used by first-time webmasters because they can have a reliable Web presence without having advanced technical know-how. Shared webhosting is good for small-scale consumer because they are assured of transparent services, domain name for its website and set of email addresses.

Due to its low cost, it makes shared webhosting very attractive to the consumers. A minimal monthly fee for a shared webhosting service is preferable than a dial-up service. Most small-scale business and individuals prefer shared webhosting because of its low price and it provides basic services. Furthermore, shared webhosting popularity is its convenience of use. Site activation and set-up time in shared webhosting is fast, usually takes a few minutes after ordering the services.

Usually, Shared webhosting services are bundled. With a minimal monthly fee, it offers multi-platform website solutions. Bundled services that are more than even for your businesses include: limited amount of disk storage space for web pages, limited amount of monthly data transfer, email forwarding services with physical email boxes that allows you email aliases at your domain name, unlimited file transfer protocol (FTP) services. Shared webhosting alos provide access to Web statistics for you to gage the number of internet visitors visiting your web site. This service usually includes raw statistical logs and site statistics (how many visitors visited your site). Also, shared webhosting will include free 24X7 technical supports. Tips: more visitors will consume more space of your data transfer, and that would cause your server to crush. If you expect rapid growing number of your visitors (for example if you invest more in advertising), you should choose a service that offer more space. The best option is to upgrade your hosting plan.

Additional services in a shared webhosting are daily tape backup of web site, anonymous FTP server for you to provide public access via file transfer protocol format and CGI-BIN access to upload scripts that will add features to your website. Tips: daily backup is also important for your business success!

Again if you are a new online starter (commonly called newbie), shared webhosting is truly a great way to avail of fast internet connection for your website at a very minimal monthly cost. You can start your home based business with a small investment of less than 100 bucks. Visit my site to read more home based business tips and opportunities.
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  • 1. Joshua  |  August 25, 2006 at 1:49 pm

    1&1 a web hosting company with over 5 million global customers offers shared web hosting from $2.99 mo. with a free domain, 24/7 email and phone support and many other awesome free features to list. Starting your online business is now cheaper than eating at Mc’Donald’s! For a limited time, 1&1’s shares hosting is now 25% off.

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