Shared hosting is the most popular configuration for web server plans. Shared hosting gives customers a very affordable way to get the hosting they need, without all the extras that most website owners normally don’t use anyway. Shared hosting customers pool server resources with multiple other domain names, which allows them to get good quality hosting for a fraction of the cost. The actual system resources of each server may vary according to the terms of the web hosting plan.
Most hosting companies provide a number of different levels of shared hosting. The lower levels have support for a single domain name, while the higher tiers support multiple or unlimited domain names with more system resource allocation and developer utilities. Premium shared hosting has fewer registered domains (low density) on high performance hardware, leaving more overall resources for website pageload speed improvements. Shared Linux & Windows hosting plans are typically used for small to mid-sized websites (SMEs) that are looking for a cost effective business solution.