We have a look at some of the best shared hosting plans that are available.
This guide will give you an overview of what is shared hosting, and how it compares to other hosting plans, such as WordPress hosting.
We will then look at some of the web hosting sites that offer a shared server.
What is shared hosting?
Shared hosting is a web hosting environment that is shared with multiple websites.
This has many advantages as each website account shares the related server costs, making it a cheap web hosting package.
However, this means that each website shares the server's system resources. This can become problematic if one website is consuming a large amount of the server's system resources. One slow website can potentially slow down all the websites that are hosted on that server.
Shared hosting vs WordPress hosting
Shared hosting and WordPress hosting are very similar in-terms of their infrastructure.
If you purchase WordPress hosting, you are likely to have your website hosted with many other websites on the same server, unless it's stated otherwise.
However, the big difference is that WordPress hosting is exclusively for WordPress blogs. So if you are creating an Joomla website for example, you would need to consider a shared hosting plan.
Best shared hosting plans
A2 Hosting offers cheap shared hosting plans.
With it's Linux shared hosting, you can take advantage of cPanel shared hosting, a CloudFlare CDN and free SSL certificate. And it starts from just $1.99/month.
A2 Hosting also has the ability to install many popular software with just one click. So if you wish to host a Joomla, or Drupal website, you can get A2 Hosting to install the software for you.