What Is Shared Hosting?

30th March, 2016 by

First-time website creation is a bit like walking in space – completely new and unknown. WestHost is here to answer the questions you might have when beginning your website odyssey.

Odds are that if you happen to have stumbled across this blog post you are browsing the web looking for information about web hosting. As you are reading this, a web host is working to provide you with the website on your screen. Web hosting in one form or another is tirelessly working around the clock to support every website on the internet. Whether stored in a data center or somewhere else, servers are working behind the scenes to bring the World Wide Web to your screen.

Creating a website for your personal or business use will require two important items: a web hosting package and a domain name for your website to call home. You have the freedom to choose any domain that you think will best fit your website, should it be available. Be sure to take a look at all of your domain options, including new Top Level Domains like .club and .xyz. No matter which domain you choose, be sure that it is short and memorable.

Your hosting package might need a little more information and consideration. We have technicians working around the clock to be sure that you get the information needed before selecting an option. To speak with a member of our support team please visit WestHost.com and select the ‘Chat’ option at the top of your screen.

Key factors when choosing a web hosting package include the size of your website, the amount of data you are looking to store and how much traffic you expect to visit your website from day to day. It’s okay to start small, as you can always upscale as your website grows.

What is a shared hosting solution?

Shared hosting is when multiple clients use the same server resources rather than purchase a large server that they will only use a portion of. Not only are the server resources shared, but the price is too. Shared hosting is an economical way to get your website online for very little money.

A shared server is specifically designed to host many different websites; we have chosen specific hardware to keep your website up and running around the clock. WestHost takes uptime very seriously and we pride ourselves on our uptime percentages. The server is housed in a data center that was carefully placed in a region in the world known to be especially safe from natural disasters. We have multiple databases around the world so that your data is close to those requesting it.

Your shared hosting package includes the power, bandwidth, infrastructure and network to get your site online. It is our mission to make sure that no matter where in the world your website is being viewed, it is available quickly and without any sort of interruption.

Our administrators monitor our client’s shared servers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to look for any noisy neighbors that could cause a disruption. On the rare occasions that this occurs, whether it is due to attacks or resource gouging, we quickly and quietly remove the offender so that business is back on track. If you happen to take your turn as a noisy neighbor or have a spike in traffic to your website, our technical support team will quickly help you determine a cause and get your website back up and running with as little interruption as possible.

It is our mission to provide the best web hosting environment on the internet so that your website is responsive at all hours of the night and day. If you aren’t sure if your website would work well in a shared environment, feel free to contact our sales team to discuss your options.

You have the great ideas, we just help you host them. Create a new website today at WestHost.com.

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