Defining Tech: What Is Shared Hosting?
Creating websites include hosting packages, and often shared hosting. But what does shared hosting mean?
Anyone who frequents websites on the internet has directly interacted with web hosting – you just don’t know it. In fact, if you are reading this now, you are in contact with a server in our database that hosts this website. Web hosting actually supports every website in one form or another. It works behind the scenes to store the information needed to bring websites to your screen around the clock.
Whatever the reason is for your new website, personal or business, you will need two key items: a domain and a web hosting package. The domain you choose is completely up to you. We recommend checking out all available domains including new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) like .xyz and .club. As for web hosting, your choice will depend on the size of your website and how many visitors you expect to visit at any given time. Most new websites choose shared hosting as their first option. As your website grows you can scale up to a virtual private server, also referred to as cloud hosting, or a dedicated server if needs be.
What is a shared hosting solution?
Shared hosting is like cutting a pie into many pieces to share with your friends. You can’t eat the whole pie by yourself, so you might as well let others have some of it. In this scenario, the pie is a server and your friends are other web hosting clients. You share the server resources and the price of the entire server with other Midphase clients. It is an inexpensive alternative to renting more space that you will actually use.
The server is a computer specifically designed for optimum uptime, and is kept in a secure off-site location with the rest of our web hosting hardware. Our data centers have been specifically designed in locations with very low risk of interference from nature, while also having ample electricity to keep your website available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. No matter where in the world you are located, we have a data center close to you to be sure that your information travels to its intended destination quickly and without interruption.
Included in your shared hosting solution is the power, bandwidth, network and infrastructure needed to distribute your data to anywhere the internet reaches. It is our job to make sure that when a website visitor requests your site, it is available both day and night.
Don’t worry about noisy neighbors on your shared server, our technicians are monitoring activity around the clock to ensure that noise from one client doesn’t disturb the rest of the server. Due to the nature of shared hosting, the resources being shared are at risk of being used up on another website. Too much traffic to a website being hosted on your server can sometimes cause delays or setbacks. If this occurs, our administrators will detect the problem and find a solution as fast as possible. If the website that is receiving too much traffic happens to be yours, our support staff will help you determine the cause, or in the case of your website being too popular for a shared server will help you find an alternate web hosting package that properly suits your needs.
It is our mission to provide a superior web hosting environment so that your website can load quickly each and every time that it is requested. If you aren’t sure if your website is suitable for shared hosting, please open a chat with a member of our support staff. They can determine quickly which web hosting solution will best match the needs of your website. Depending on the size of your files and the traffic to your site, a dedicated server might be more appropriate to match your expectations.
No matter the size or the purpose of your website, Midphase.com can help you find a solution.