Shared Web Host
In the initial days of the emergence of the web hosting industry, very few could afford to own an entire server for their own web hosting needs. Hence the demand for the web hosting service at that time was very less in spite of the fact that most companies wanted to own a domain for themselves. The single server domain proved to be too costly for the business to expand fruitfully. Then web hosting companies came up with the idea of sharing a single server amongst multiple users and domain owners and allocating specified amount of the server’s resources to each user based on the subscription charges imposed on the user. This allowed the web hosting companies to gain more revenue by increasing the clientele.
The shared web hosting packages came in all shapes and sizes. They ranged from beginner’s (people with lesser demands from hosting) to the business levels. Most of the beginner’s level packages offer the minimum amount of web storage space and bandwidth required for a decent hosting setup. Most web hosting companies provide a readymade kit for getting started with their web hosting experience with a little discomfort as possible. These tools include website building tools etc. The cost of the hosting subscription rises with the number of email and FTP accounts provided along with the subscription. What also matters is the number of database accounts (such as MySQL and MS SQL accounts) provided with the subscription.
Most web hosting companies also provide free add-on tools such as PHP content management tools such as Joomla, Blogging scripts such as Word Press etc, picture gallery manager clients such as Coppermine and much many coupons and offers on advertising in famous search engines such as Google and Yahoo. The shared web hosting sector is a boon to both the customers and the web hosting industry.