Setting up your own website may seem like a daunting task, however, it isn’t. All you need to do is figure out the niche of your website, purchase the domain name and invest in the right hosting. Although figuring out your website niche takes time and research, once that is in place setting up the website is easy. With innumerable hosting options available online, each promising more features than the other, it can get overwhelming, especially if you’re new to the online industry.
Given that this is your first website, Shared Hosting is the best hosting type to choose from the various other types of hosting. Let us walk you through what Shared Hosting is and list the 5 benefits of Shared Hosting for your new website.
What is Shared Hosting?
Shared Hosting is a type of hosting where multiple websites share the same server space. Technically, a single physical server is divided into multiple smaller servers, all using the same server resources i.e the resources too, are divided amongst the users. Server resources include CPU, RAM, bandwidth and more.
Take, for example, an apartment in a complex. The apartment is made up of several rooms, including a kitchen, washroom and living room. Each bedroom is rented out to different roommates, however, since this is a shared space the three aforementioned rooms viz. kitchen, washroom and living room are shared amongst the roommates equally.
Although the idea of sharing space with multiple websites seems fine wouldn’t it be better to have the entire server to yourself? Well, if you’re a new website, then certainly not, as your website traffic is still growing. In fact, there are benefits to it too. So, let us see the advantages of Shared Hosting.
5 Benefits of Shared Hosting for your New Website:
- An economical solution
Shared hosting is the most affordable option when it comes to hosting. It is especially useful to new websites just starting out with low to moderate traffic, as you can test your website and make it perfect without shelling out a huge amount of money.
At HostGator India, we understand how difficult it can be when starting your new online venture. Our Shared Hosting is available for as low as ₹89/ month to kickstart your new business website.
- Built-in cPanel for ease of control
Managing website hosting can be a task, especially when you’re starting out. With cPanel you can manage your web hosting tasks like setting-up emails, databases, addon domains, and more effortlessly with the ever intuitive and powerful cPanel dashboard, all for free.
- No technical expertise needed
For any technical queries or server administration related activities, you can contact the service provider, as they are undertaken by the hosting provider itself. Furthermore, this saves you the cost to hire an external server administrator if you’re not tech-savvy, saving you the extra cost.
- Easy to manage and scale
Shared Hosting doesn’t require you to manage the entire server your website is hosted on. In fact, you need not manage it all as it is taken care of by the hosting provider as mentioned above. Nevertheless, there are some aspects that may need managing like website design, installation of scripts, applications etc. With Shared Hosting you can install these applications with a single click. Furthermore, when it comes to website design you can use SitePad Website Builder, a drag and drop website builder that you can easily download from Softaculous, one-click app installer available with our Shared Hosting.
Also, once your website has outgrown its server space and traffic, it is easy to scale your website from one Shared Hosting plan to another.
- SSL security
While other hosting types are considered to be more secure, the fact remains, that all are vulnerable to risks. It depends both on the service provider, as well as, the website user to keep their website secure by installing necessary security services. Yet it is observed that most new websites do not have the right security measures in place. This could either be because they do not know how or they are low on funds, the reasons could be many. For this reason, we at HostGator India offer a free SSL certificate with all our Shared Hosting plans to ensure the security of your new website.
In a Nutshell
Every business or blog stepping into the online world needs a website and with it a hosting service. Shared Hosting is that starter pack, although it may not suit a website with heavy traffic it is essentially the best choice for new websites that need to establish themselves.
Overall, the benefits of Shared Hosting far outweigh its disadvantages. It is cost-effective, user-friendly, easy to manage and moderately scalable — Just what is needed to kickstart your new website!
So, what are you waiting for? Host your website with HostGator India’s Shared Hosting today!
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