What Is Shared Hosting For

What Is Shared Hosting For

What is shared hosting for is my second part of my series on how to earn money from home online, and from my own experience I am going to discuss with you how to choose the best website hosting plan for your new online business.

Understanding This Hosting Plan

When you are on this type of plan you are sharing the website server with a number of other websites, you will save money which can be important when you are starting a new business online. As your traffic grows you will need to upgrade to either a dedicated or VPS plan, so next, I am going to explain each of these with you so you can choose the best plan for your new business.

Shared Hosting Plans

There is no denying that this is your most affordable plan, and you only need to invest between $2.95 up to $9.95 per month. You will find this plan is sufficient for a new business website with low traffic, but as your traffic increases and your number of posts, your website is going to slow way down. Another problem many people experience is they start to have website errors, and you can even experience downtime which is going to cost you money and customers. I do recommend if you can afford to go with a dedicated plan it is well worth the investment, but if this is not in your budget at this time you can get by for a while using a shared hosting plan.

What Is The Best Web Hosting Company

These are the hosting services I recommend to be your best choices, but you can find other good hosting companies that might fit your budget so feel free to shop around. If you like the speed and function of my website I am using Dream Host, and you can pay monthly instead of having to pay yearly at $29.90 per month.

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Dedicated Hosting Plans

This is the hosting plan I am using on my website with Dream Host, and this is the plan I recommend you go with if you can afford the investment of $29.90 per month. With this plan, you will be on your own server and I have never had any downtime or problems using my dedicated hosting plan. You can get even a better price by going with the yearly plan, but I like to pay monthly so I can change to another hosting service if I ever start having problems.

What Are The Best Dedicated Hosting Companies

As you can see your best choices have changed a little going with this type of plan, so I recommend you check these out first before any other companies. Every one of these provides different benefits, so it all depends on what is most important to you which one to go with. Site Ground is highly recommended for dedicated hosting for larger websites, so this is a popular choice for many small business owners.

VPS Hosting Plan

VPS stands for a virtual private server, and this might sound crazy to you but this is considered to be both a shared and a dedicated hosting service. Virtual private servers use special software that separates servers into multiple virtual servers. Don’t feel bad if this sounds confusing to you, I really don’t understand it fully myself. Most small businesses really can do very well on a dedicated hosting plan, you will find this plan is used mainly by large e-commerce companies than a small business.

Best VPS Hosting Companies

  • InMotion
  • A2Hosting
  • iPage
  • Blue Host

You will notice several of these companies might be brand new to you, and Inmotion is rated as the number one VPS hosting company at this time. You will find these plans are more pricey, and in my opinion, a waste of your money if you are a small business.

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How To Host Your Own Business

Many of you might be surprised to learn you can host your own business, and the most popular self-hosting OS company used is Linux. What you need is a code that is compatible with that operating system, and believe it or not, Linux is very common and widely used in the web hosting industry.

How To Install Linux Tutorial

Web Hosting Tips

When choosing a hosting plan you need to know what features to consider and check out, so here is a list of what I would consider if I was shopping for a new hosting plan.

  • Visit the best hosting providers
  • Uptime
  • Storage
  • Bandwidth
  • RAM
  • Monthly expense

Now you know what to look for when shopping for hosting for your business, and by comparing the best hosting providers you can choose the best one for your money.

What Is The Best Web Hosting For Small Business

Blue Host seems to be the company the majority of business owners recommend, so before you go signing up how much is Blue Host going to cost you?

Basic Plan

  • $7.99 per month
  • 1 website
  • 50 GB storage
  • Unmetered bandwidth
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Performance standard
  • Included domain
  • Parked domains 5
  • Subdomains 25

Plus Plan

  • $10.99 per month
  • Websites unlimited
  • Storage unlimited
  • Bandwidth unlimited
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Performance Standard
  • Domains Unlimited
  • Parked domains unlimited
  • Subdomains unlimited
  • Spam experts
  • 1 office mailbox free 30 days

Choice Plus

  • $14.99 per month
  • Websites unlimited
  • Storage unlimited
  • Bandwidth unlimited
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Standard performance
  • Domains unlimited
  • Parked domains unlimited
  • Subdomains unlimited
  • Spam experts
  • 1 office mailbox free 30 days


  • $23.99 per month
  • Websites unlimited
  • Storage unlimited
  • Bandwidth unlimited
  • Free SSL certificate
  • High performance
  • Domains unlimited
  • Parked domains unlimited
  • Subdomains unlimited
  • Spam experts 2
  • 1 office mailbox free 30 days

To be honest with you the only reason I went with Dream Host instead of Blue Host was that with Blue Host you have to pay yearly, and I don’t like long-term contracts whenever I can avoid them.

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  • $1.00 30 day trial
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  • Start sending push notifications automatically
  • Sends notifications to your customer’s desktops
  • Take the tour
  • Base on city, country, timezone
  • Product Announcements
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Who does not want more signup to their newsletters, so why not check this low-cost easy to install tool on your website for 30 days for one dollar and see how it works for you?

What Is Shared Hosting For

Now you should understand website hosting plans well enough to choose the best plan for your business, and all of the plans in this article provide you with either a free domain name or the option to purchase one from them. So this solves both problems at the same time, and you don’t have to purchase your domain name and web hosting from two companies. so next week the series continues, and if you are learning from my tutorials be sure not to miss next week’s tutorial.

Happy Web Hosting Shopping,


37 thoughts on “What Is Shared Hosting For

  1. Hey Jeff. I just wanted to say that I found this article very informative, and quite helpful in my search for info on shared hosting. Thank you.

  2. Hi Jeff, great article. It was very informative for me as it is going to be for anyone interested in making money from home. I like how you break down all the plans from basic to pro, and the Linux video is more than helpful. Thank you for sharing all the information.
    Best regards

    1. Thank you,

      I am happy you found this tutorial helpful and informative,
      I thought the video would be easier for my readers to understand
      than me trying to explain it.

      Take care

  3. It can be very confusing when it comes to setting up a webpage. We don’t realize all the different programs required to building a webpage. I am now using Bluehost after having to many interruptions with hostgator. Blue host I think is pretty cheap, reliable and their support is awesome as well which I think is just as important.

    Thanks for the great article Jeff, I am sure many will find it very useful.

  4. Hi, Jeff. Thank you for introducing an informative article.
    I was not familiar with the concept of “Choosing a hosting plan”, “shared hosting”, etc. Learning the concept of “Shared and dedicated hosting service” was also a pleasure. I am glad to know what needs to be considered for choosing the right hosting plan.
    I am currently running a website for children’s books. I haven’t paid special attention to “Choosing a hosting plan” because I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate & I could purchase a website through WA. In that case, do I still need to consider a web hosting company and its plans as my business grows? If so, when is the right time?
    The Subscriber tool looks interesting to me. I will consider this tool.
    Thank you for your informative article, and I look forward to reading more of your posts.
    Have a great day.

  5. When I decided to start my first website which was a personal blog, I never realized how much there is to know about hosting services and domain names, etc. In all honesty, I still feel that I could always use some help with all the technicalities of having a website. So, this helps me even more. Thank you!

  6. Hi Jeff, thank you for sharing this. Today we are so much flooded with publicity that to chose something that really suits you is getting harder and harder. Is not very easy to start a business and having a clear idea of what you need can make as save time and money. Reading your article looks like the best options for a starter is Blue Host. I like that the offer different prices according to the need of the costumer.
    Thanks for you help.
    Wish you the best.

  7. Hi Jeff. Thank you for your sharing and all the information. I actually didn’t know much about hosting until I come across your article. Will look more into it when there is a need for me to change in future since currently I’m with WA, so far no problem with my website as mine is still a new online business.

  8. I always enjoy your articles because you break everything down so nicely. I appreciate you giving your personal reccomendations, that is so helpful. Especially to someone like me who is not the most computer saavy. At what point do you suggest upgrading our hosting plans? Just when we start to notice issues?

  9. Thanks for such an informative post! I am very new to all of this, and as a beginner I found this helpful. It was great having the pros and cons of the different hosting options laid out the way you did. Great article!

  10. Thank you for sharing this informative post with us. I like the way you break down the things into different sections. I dont have much knowledge about sharing hosting plan. And I know about the things to consider before buying a hosting plan now, such as storage, bandwith, RAM, monthly expense. What hosting plan will you recommend for starters who want to save money? And what will you recommend for big companies?

  11. Thank you for sharing such detailed information, once again! I am always impressed with how thorough you are in providing valuable information. I was not very familiar with the idea of shared hosting, but it makes a lot more sense now! There are many options for different companies and plans that seem to fit in with everyone’s wants and needs. Like you said, it’s nice to have the option of a month-to-month cost so you don’t have to feel locked into a yearly fee if something happens you don’t like.
    I am a blogger and I have been working on my website for about 4 months now. I am luckily part of Wealthy Affiliate, who hosts my website for me. Is this something you would recommend I look into on top of the company I have my website through?

  12. Hi Jeff thank you for inviting me to read your post/website. I find the very well laid out for anyone looking for a hosting site to choose for their business. Being new to all of this I do not know much about hosting are any of the other with WA but in the process of learning. This is very well thought out and established for any one searching as I said above and if I had my own business and looking I would most definitely sign up for you site.

    1. Hello, Bobby

      I thank you for reading and commenting on my tutorial today,
      and if you ever need my assistance feel free to contact me

      I will send you my business email since I was receiving too
      much spam from my contact form


  13. Hey Jeff!

    I found this article to be particularly helpful as I explore my own interests in affiliate marketing and hosting. It was easy for me to read, and relevant to the niche. Thank you for laying this out for a newbie like me to understand 🙂


  14. Hey Jeff,

    I have been thinking about switching my hosting from Bluehost to SiteGround, because I heard how fast the load-time is. I know load time plays a factor in SEO also. What have you heard about SiteGrounds speed in comparison to Bluehost?

    1. Hello, Quinton

      Even though Blue Host is the recommended hosting for WordPress everyone
      I know who has switched to Site Ground is more than happy they switched.

      I am with Dream Host and happy with their service, but if I ever did
      the change I would be researching more about Blue Host & Site Ground
      before making that decision.

      I know other business owners who are with both of these and are happy,
      so both are good choices as well as Dream Host since they are the
      three I would recommend to anyone interested in a dedicated hosting company


  15. Jeff,

    I always wondered what the shared meant. I have a reselling plan which allows me to host others. So, I suppose in a sense anyone who hosts with me would be sharing? I am just curious.


    1. Hello,

      Technically they would be sharing your hosting plan, but it depends what type
      of plan it you have if you and your friends would be on a sharing plan or a
      dedicated plan. That is something you should look into, what type of plan you
      are on.


  16. Hi Jeff,

    It’s great to see such a breakdown and equivalent comparisons of the various platforms. I wonder do they offer training on use of these as they can be intimidating when you’re not used to working with them.


  17. Hi Jeff,
    I have used siteground, godaddy and a2hosting shared hosting earlier. There is no apparent lag. You won’t notice the lag if you are using optimized images and text only, however if you are using a lot of native videos then it is better to go for the dedicated hosting according to me.
    Thank you for this informative article.

  18. Hello Jeff,

    Thanks for this excellent article on shared hosting. I think, because of its popularity people have heard of but often do not really understand under what circumstances it makes sense to use shared hosting. You do a great job of letting the reader know when it makes sense to go with shared hosting and when the cons might be more than the pros. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you,

      I am happy you found my article informative and answered your questions
      about shared hosting plans and maybe even provided you helpful information
      on dedicated hosting plans as well that you didn’t know.


  19. Great article, very informative I found this article to be very helpful as you talk about all the different options it has helped me and I’m sure it will help others I will be sure to pass the word around. ?

  20. Wow Jeff this post was very informative for me. I really following you as your post help me alot. I had no idea what VPS hosting was either. I look forward to growing and providing as much value to my own followers as you do. Thank you

  21. Hi Jeff,

    I love your article. Hosting can be a complicated issue for a lot of people, me included. I have used bluehost before and they were pretty good. However, I have not tried the others.

    I am thinking of starting a new site, so I will need hosting. I will let you know what kind of hosting I try for, and if I have any further issues I will let you know what they are.

    I will keep returning and keep engaging with you because you are a great mentor for a lot of people.

    Keep up the great work.

    All the best,


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